Client University of Nebraska at Kearney

Kearney Campus Wellness Center

Kearney, Nebraska

This highly visible 24,000-SF addition and renovation project includes a two-story addition to the UNK Cushing Arena and Athletics Building. The center includes facilities for student fitness, employee health and wellness, community outreach, and public health research. The Wellness Center is the home of UNK Campus Recreation, available to 7,000 students and 370 faculty members, and is considered a key recruiting tool and important component to enhancing the overall quality of campus life.

The Campus Wellness Center provides space for fitness and cardio training, strength training, and exercise studio space on the main level. The addition’s second level is the home of a new Physical Activity and Wellness Lab and includes specialized research studios for exercise, human performance, and physical therapy and rehabilitation. The wellness lab area includes departmental offices, student collaboration spaces, research labs, and specialized multi-purpose classrooms.

See feature article in the May 2016 College Planning & Management Magazine:


At a glance

24,000 SF

Two-story addition

Multi-Purpose Classrooms


Exercise & Training Space

Physical Activity and Wellness Lab


Architectural Design

Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Structural, Civil, Fire Protection

Interior Design

Project Management


of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day


The UNK Wellness Center houses 48 pieces of cardio training equipment.


lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke in physically fit adults.