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 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 to showcase the college's 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, daylighting studies for the project, and complete MEPT design. The building exemplifies a forward-thinking, high-tech, sustainability-minded college. 


Services and Awards

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




  • 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
  • The video wall in the lobby
  • Geothermal heat pump system
  • Demand control ventilation





New Construction


Kearney, Nebraska

Square Footage

65,000 SF

Completion Date



Wilkins Architecture | Design | Planning