Client University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNMC Student Life Center Expansion and Renovation

Omaha, Nebraska

As the latest project in a relationship that has spanned over 60 years, the University of Nebraska Medical Center retained LEO A DALY to plan and program the expansion and renovation of their student recreation facility.

The 5,025-SF addition will relocate the entry of the Center for Healthy Living from the secluded south side of the building to the more accessible north side. Renovation of 11,845 SF on two floors will provide larger strength and fitness machine areas, additional dedicated group fitness activity areas, permanent areas for stretching and table tennis, and larger locker rooms with private changing areas and showers. 

Other improvements include replacement of the gymnasium’s synthetic floor with a wood sports floor and installation of outside bicycle lockers.

Renovations are expected to be complete in the summer of 2016.

At a glance

5,025-SF addition

11,845-SF renovation


Relocation of main entrance

Renovation of strength and fitness areas

Replacement of gymnasium floor

Outdoor bicycle lockers



Architectural Design

Schematic Design

Design Development


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Contract Administration