UNL Glenn Korff School of Music

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

UNL Glenn Korff School of Music

The new University of Nebraska - Lincoln (UNL) Glenn Korff School of Music Building will be a state-of-the-art facility which will be a mix of old and new construction. A premiere creative center for music and dance will provide collaborative spaces for performing arts education. The design is focused on enhancing human health and wellness while also addressing technical requirements for the school of music such as sound isolation; optimum hearing quality and safety; room size and volume; accessibility; and HVAC systems with humidification for instrument preservation.

A revitalization for the southwest corner of UNL's City Campus will span across the two parking lots west of the current Westbrook Music building at the corner of 10th and Q streets in Lincoln, NE.

Renovations will begin in the southwest wing of the current Westbrook building connecting to approximately 75,000 square feet of new construction. Some of the new features include a 300-seat recital hall, rehearsal halls, a state of the art digital recording studio and lounge spaces for study and student gathering.

The performance hall will utilize physical and electronic adjustable acoustics and leverages performance technology to make the room as flexible and adaptable as possible. Additional green space attached to the arts quad will connect Architecture Hall, Sheldon Museum, Woods Art Building, Kimball Hall, and the Glenn Korff School of Music providing opportunities to host outdoor music and dance events. 

The new facility will be a campus destination for high-quality arts education, scholarship, creativity, and performance. 

The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2025.

Project Team:

Morrissey Engineering, Inc.
Kirkegaard Architectural Acoustics
Confluence - Landscape Architecture
Schuler Shook
Structural Design Group
​Hausmann Construction


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