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The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at Quilt House – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at Quilt House – University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus, the Quilt House received a 13,200 SF addition made possible by the Robert and Ardis James Foundation.

The project consisted of a new gallery, a digital gallery, additional storage space for the museum's growing collection of quilts and patchwork, and extra mechanical equipment to maintain the perfect environment for the display and preservation of quilts. As the study center and museum remained open throughout construction, our team exercised great care to maintain indoor environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. The building structure is comprised of load bearing masonry walls and concrete slabs on structural steel decking while the façade features a unique brick pattern to mimic a quilt pattern. The addition opened in June 2015, doubling the museum’s gallery and storage space. The International Quilt Study Center and Museum at Quilt House houses the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world, featuring more than 4500 quilts from 25 countries, some of which date back to the early 1700s.

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Location:
Lincoln, Nebraska
Size:
13,200 SF New
Type:
Higher Education
Method:
Design Bid Build
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