/  UNMC Durham Research Tower I (HDR Inc. Architect of Record)

Designed to fit the curved site on the western edge of the UNMC campus, the 286,506-gross-square-foot Durham Research Center consists of ten stories—two below grade—of office, laboratory and classroom space. The facility features a 319-seat auditorium that serves as a transition space between the main building and the street. This world-class facility was designed to combine function with aesthetics. Curtain wall reflects office and circulation, brick façade at the research labs, Limestone at pedestrian scaled base. It has a distinctive exterior and interiors with abundant natural light and a feeling of spaciousness.

University of Nebraska Medical Center


Omaha, Nebraska

10 levels 286,506 sf
116 lab bays
319 seat auditorium
$77 m

Chris Barnwell's role was the Project Design Architect for the UNMC Durham Research Tower I while with HDR Inc.

Photography by Kessler Photography.