Nebraska History Museum

CLIENT: State of Nebraska
ARCHITECT: Sinclair Hille Architects

Lund-Ross is leading the renovation of the Nebraska History Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. The museum occupies a four-story building in the heart of downtown at 15th and P streets. The cast-in-place structure was built in the 1960s and last renovated in the 1980s.

The project scope included a complete interior demolition and renovation of the three upper levels and basement of the museum building. The tight jobsite presented a number of challenges including restricted parking and limited delivery access via a back alley. The museum was closed prior to construction, and artifacts were stored in the basement. Lund-Ross scheduled construction to begin on the top floor and work down.

Insulation was added throughout the structure to create a building envelope, and new mechanical and electrical systems were installed on the roof. Lund-Ross oversaw the construction of galleries and exhibit space on the upper floors and the renovation of existing administrative offices on the ground floor. One freight elevator and two passenger elevators were modernized, and the bulk of the building’s old mechanical systems were removed from the basement.

Lund-Ross completed the Nebraska History Museum renovation in under 12 months.

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