College of Business Administration alumni in the New York area were invited by University of Nebraska–Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Dean Donde Plowman and Joe Selig, vice president of the Nebraska Foundation, for an evening with new CBA building architect Robert A.M. Stern on June 10. The event was held at the office of Robert A.M. Stern Architects on West 24th
Street in New York.
“This was a great opportunity for alumni and friends of the college to hear about the new state-of-the-art building directly from the architects that designed it. Robert Stern’s presentation about the vision and concept behind the design was both informative and captivating,” said Rik Barrera, assistant dean for business and fiscal affairs at the College of Business Administration.
Stern presented the designs and showcased many of the new features to be included in the new building. Guests were also able to visit with other architects working on the project attended.
Following the presentation, the architects took guests to their main work room to view the large model of the new building. They also shared some of the original plans that were later discarded.
The Stern firm and Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture in Omaha worked together on the design for the new CBA building. The two firms previously worked together at UNL when designing the International Quilt Study Center and Museum on East Campus.
The new $84 million, 240,000-square-foot College of Business Administration building is the largest academic building project in the recent history at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Located at 14th
and Vine Streets, the new building will become the east bookend for Memorial Mall looking west toward Memorial Stadium.
The new building will serve as a central gathering place for the CBA community. It offers endless possibilities for the Big Ten College of Business, including interactive learning in state-of-the-art classrooms, one-stop student support services, cutting-edge technology and space to host many events in the future. Groundbreaking will commence this winter, and the new facility will be completed in 2017.