UNL breaks ground on College of Engineering’s $97 million Kiewit Hall

Article by Chris Dunker, Lincoln Journal Star

There are already two holes in the ground where the future Kiewit Hall will rise near 17th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s City Campus.

The 181,500-square-foot facility will redefine the College of Engineering’s footprint at UNL when it opens to students in the fall of 2023 as a new hub for engineering education.

On Monday, UNL ceremonially broke ground on the privately funded $97 million facility, which is part of a larger effort to renovate engineering facilities as part of a plan to grow the college from 3,200 to 5,000 students.