CCC Kearney Center

CCC Kearney Center

When one of the top-rated community colleges in the Midwest wanted to build a new signature education facility to attract high school students, they turned to Morrissey Engineering. The college not only wanted to design a 21st-century educational facility with technology-enriched-learning lab-style classrooms, distance education rooms for worldwide instruction, and advanced manufacturing labs, but to showcase the colleges commitment to the environment. From the beginning, the college’s goal was a net-zero energy building. Morrissey Engineering provided early conceptual design strategies, advanced energy modeling, and daylighting studies for the project as well as complete MEPT design. The building exemplifies a forward-thinking, high-tech, sustainability-minded college. 





  • Skilled Training Wing 
    • Skills lab with welding, advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, and construction labs
  • Health & Sciences Wing
    • Nursing, biology, and chemistry labs
  • High technology learning labs
  • General classroom spaces
  • Computer labs
  • Student services
  • Lecture hall
  • Video wall in the lobby
  • Geothermal heat pump system
  • Demand control ventilation


This project won 2018 IES Illumination Awards for Interior Lighting Design and Energy and Environmental Lighting Design




New Construction


Kearney, Nebraska

Square Footage

65,000 SF

Completion Date



Wilkins Architecture | Design | Planning