NATIONAL AWARD OF MERIT
Designer: Steve Gollehon (Morrissey Engineering), Nick Manning (Morrissey Engineering), Ricardo Camio (BCDM), Charlsi Kratina (BCDM), Kevin Strehle (BCDM)
Photographer: Tom Kessler
Part of the Metropolitan Community College Fort Omaha Campus – the 92,000 square-foot Construction Education Center will provide the tools and space to teach innovative educational programs targeted to construction industry skills and careers. The building itself is designed to be used as a teaching tool with exposed building systems providing a glimpse into the underlying construction. The entry lobby was designed to maximize transparency with a large architectural wrap anchoring the design. Linear lights are integrated into the wrap that extend across the ceiling and down the wall to the floor below. These lights continue outside onto the overhang reinforcing the transparency of the design.