Willa S. Cather Dining Center

Willa S. Cather Dining Center

Morrissey Engineering provided design services for University of Nebraska Lincoln - Willa S. Cather Dining Center. The center will provide 2,800 meals a day accommodating up to 654 students at a time. The center also includes event, office, and social space. 



  • 654 total seats, 550 open, 104 private
  • 14,000 SF commercial kitchen space
  • 28,372 SF dining center space 
  • 14,482 SF housing program space 
  • 9,324 SF housing office space 
  • 1.5 story event center
  • Housing program space will comprise theatre-style seating for 500 students
  • Housing offices will provide office and support space for 50 regular and 10 student staff members 
  • 100% LED facility 
  • A building lighting control system designed to reduce energy consumption with daylight harvesting
  • Dynamic lighting in the event center has several pre-programmed shows, including reacting to an audio input as a sound equalizer



New Construction


Lincoln, Nebraska

Square Footage

52,178 SF

Completion Date

Spring 2017


BVH Architecture