Client Strategic Air & Space Museum

Strategic Air & Space Museum

Ashland, Nebraska

The Strategic Air & Space Museum was designed with the intent to house retired aircraft that had previously been subjected to outdoor environments since as far back as the late 1950s and properly displays the aircraft in a manner befitting the “duty, honor, and sacrifice” of the men and women of the Strategic Air Command. The facility incorporates aircraft and exhibits into a single 255,000-SF structure, and consists of two expandable hangars and an exhibition building with a space-framed, glass-enclosed atrium featuring a suspended SR-71 Blackbird. Other amenities include a 2,000-SF children’s interactive gallery, and a 4,800-SF traveling exhibit gallery. Adjacent is a multipurpose facility, designed to seat up to 200 people, used for films, conferences, lectures and seminars.

At a glance

255,000 SF

Children’s Interactive Gallery

200-Seat Multipurpose Facility


Award of Excellence for the use of Concrete in the State of Nebraska
American Concrete Institute, Nebraska Chapter

Youth Design Award
American Institute of Architects, Nebraska Chapter

Honor Award
American Institute of Architects, Nebraska Chapter

Architectural Honor Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in Design Excellence
American Institute of Architects, Central States Region

Central States Region Honor Award
Iowa Architect


Architectural Design

Engineering: Mechanical, Structural, Civil 

Interior Design

"Phenomenal!  It's a fantastic project -- just a gorgeous job."