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. 

Services


Features

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

Project 

New Construction

Location

Kearney, Nebraska

Square Footage

335,000 SF

Completion Date

2018

Architect

Wilkins Architecture | Design | Planning