Central Nebraska Veterans Home

Central Nebraska Veterans Home

To replace the 126-year-old Veterans House, Morrissey Engineering partnered with the team to provide design services for a new Central Nebraska Veterans Home. The project is on a 75-acre parcel of land in Kearney, Nebraska, at the junction of Cherry Avenue and 56th Street.

Services and Awards

This project received a 2019 ACEC Nebraska Engineering Excellence Honor Award.


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 centrally located structure and links to the Community Center.

The Community Center

  • A separate structure contains the activities and service/support elements common to all residents.
  • A main entrance with a dedicated drive provides visitors access to the center core of the Community Center.





New Construction


Kearney, Nebraska

Square Footage

335,000 SF

Completion Date



Wilkins Architecture | Design | Planning