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Discovery Hall

LOCATION
Kearney, Nebraska

AREA
80,000 GSF

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The Otto Olsen replacement building will combine current programs located across campus into the first STEM building to serve rural Nebraska. It will feature state-of-the-art labs for virtual design/construction simulation, mechanical products and mechatronics, virtual reality space, hydraulics/pneumatics, computer sciences and technical server room, applied sciences, physics, engineering and research, in addition to a full-motion simulator and ITEC Testing Center.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Designed according to LEED Silver specifications.
  • Exploration of renewable energy sources.
  • Energy modeling to aid in system selection and overall code compliance.
  • Acoustic consulting, including architectural room acoustics, space modeling, building material recommendations, mechanical noise and vibration control, and sound isolation.
  • Audiovisual system including video presentation, audio reinforcement, presentation methods, and source selection control system.
  • Telecommunications systems, including building service entrance, telecommunication room termination equipment, backbone cable between telecommunications rooms, horizontal cable to work area outlets, wireless access points, and video surveillance cameras.
  • Electronic access control system including device locations, headend equipment, and door hardware coordination.
  • Electronic video surveillance system including cameras and headend equipment.

Photography credit: Alan Jackson with Jackson Studios

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ISU Olsen Building Office Suites