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Expansion and renovation of music building under way at University of Nebraska

Dec. 27, 2022
The Westbrook Music Building on the Lincoln campus will undergo a $75 million upgrade.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has begun work on a $75 million expansion and renovation of the Westbrook Music Building.

The 101,000-square-foot project will add 75,000 square feet of newly constructed space to the building, which is home to the Glenn Korff School of Music, as well as renovations of the southwest wing of the existing building.

Westbrook’s existing connection to Kimball Recital Hall has been a priority to maintain. The project includes a slate of updates that seek to create a cutting-edge facility for music and dance. Some of the anticipated features: a recording studio, rehearsal halls, a 300-seat recital hall and refurbished recital facilities.

In addition to a transformed interior, the project will create a fresh entrance to campus on the corner of North 10th and Q streets.

The construction of Westbrook will occur in phases. As new portions of the building are completed, existing portions will be removed or renovated. When the north part of the existing building is taken down, it will leave space for additional green space attached to the arts quad.

The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2025. The architect is BNIM.

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