University of Nebraska Lutheran Center

Lincoln, Nebraska

In 2014, Clark Architect was commissioned by the UNL Lutheran Center to create a master plan for their facility. The process determined that a new facility, not merely a renovation, was required to meet the current needs of The Lutheran Center community. The new plan diagram moves the chapel from being hidden on the west side of the site to a commanding presence on 16th Street, or "Greek Row". The chapel will also be functionally and visually the core of the building. The first level will house staff offices and a large lounge accented by a stone fireplace that references the original center's fireplace. The second level will be a faith-based residential learning community for 13 students and the lower level will include a large dining room, commercial kitchen, casual lounge, bathrooms, meeting rooms, and mechanical spaces.