• Client: Archdiocese of Omaha/University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Area: Living Commons: 64,000 GSF, Student Common: 7,800 GSF, Chapel: 4,200 GSF, Rectory: 1,800 GSF

Alvine Engineering provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and architectural lighting design services. The St. John Paul II Newman Center is a Catholic residence and ministry center for University of Nebraska at Omaha students, consisting of multi-bedroom suites, fellowship areas, prayer gardens, a rectory, and a worship sanctuary. The 4-story on-campus building will accommodate more than 160 students. The architectural lighting design created an atmosphere that fosters students’ faith formation and upholds the legacies of both Pope St. John Paul II and Cardinal John Henry Newman. Contemporary LED luminaires paired with programmable lighting controls provide a minimalist and cost-effective lighting system focused on engaging the architecture while providing a spiritual respite for students.