• Client: University of Nebraska—Lincoln
  • Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Area: 13,532 GSF

The $5.28 million Outdoor Adventures Center is the University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s home for outdoor academic and non-credit classes, adventure trips program, challenge course, UNL bike shop and gear rentals, and Nebraska’s largest climbing and bouldering gym, covering 2,383 square feet and offering 30 rope lines. The exterior climbing wall creates a unique focal point for the building. The building is lit to be a beacon for visitors coming to the campus from the North.

Project highlights:

  • Exterior Climbing Wall: The exterior rock wall is open 24/7 for bouldering and has three rope lines for special events. The wall was sculpted to look like the upper third of Chimney Rock, an iconic landmark in western Nebraska.
  • Bike Lockers: A major focus of the building is to promote bike commuting to campus. The facility has 22 bike lockers for rent. Individuals renting a bike locker have 24/7 access to the locker rooms and shower area.
  • Classroom Space: There is an exterior patio area to the south of the facility with direct egress from the classroom. This allows those teaching a class to move straight into the outdoors for tent set-up, camp stove training, or other outdoor adventures learning experiences.