Central Nebraska Veterans Home

Central Nebraska Veterans Home

Morrissey Engineering was retained to provide design services for a new Central Nebraska Veterans Home to replace the 126-year-old Veterans Home. The project is located on a 75-acre tract of land at the intersection of 56th Street and Cherry Avenue in Kearney, Nebraska. 



The Neighborhood Core

  • 225 beds in 18 residential houses
  • Three House “clusters” connected at a shared Core
  • Entry from the exterior and visitor parking
  • Nursing offices are also provided here 
  • Connecting corridor provides access to Hubs

The Hubs

  • Each of the House “clusters” relates to a Hub
  • Each Hub serves 9 Houses (1/2 the campus population)
  • The Hub is a therapy and activity center and includes:
    • Large group room
    • Physical and occupational therapy
    • Associated offices
  • The Hub is a structure that is centrally located and links to the Community Center

The Community Center

  • Separate structure contains the activities and service/support element that are common to all residents
  • A main entrance with dedicated drive provides access for visitors to the center core of the Community Center

This project received an ACEC/Nebraska 2019 Engineering Excellence award.


New Construction


Kearney, Nebraska

Square Footage

335,000 SF

Completion Date



Wilkins Architecture | Design | Planning