The Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science is the university’s first new academic building in 36 years. The three-story facility of approximately 80,000 square feet includes classrooms, laboratories, student study spaces, faculty offices and a greenhouse. The $29 million project was paid entirely through gifts from generous alumni, friends, corporations and foundations. While the building houses three academic departments (biology, chemistry and psychology), several classes from a variety of disciplines utilize the Acklie Hall classrooms. The cozy study spaces and common areas are also available to the entire campus including a coffee shop on the second floor located adjacent to an outdoor balcony that looks out to Old Main. A unique feature in the building is a large wood installation that runs the length of the entire three floors. The wood comes from the trees that were removed to build the Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science.

Lincoln, NE 80,000 square feet

Brad Norwood