International Quilt Study Center and Museum Expansion

Lincoln, Nebraska

The project provided a three-story addition to the 36,000-square-foot preexisting building located on the University of Nebraska—Lincoln’s East Campus and designed by Robert A.M. Stern. The addition allows the world-recognized Quilt Center to further its mission through an increase in public exhibition spaces, as well as additional storage and collection support spaces. The addition was intricately designed from an architectural standpoint to mimic a quilt making pattern on the exterior and on the interior to blend new spaces seamlessly with the existing, to provide a cohesive, unified experience by all users of the building.


  • IP Design Group provided consulting services for the design of the low voltage systems for the building and expansion.
  • Video surveillance and access control were designed in close coordination with the UNL standards and needs of the museum space.
  • Audiovisual system consisting of sound reinforcement and strategically-located video displays all intended to reinforce the message of the museum.
  • Acoustics analysis helped to provide recommendations for acoustical environments and construction materials that will enhance the programmed functions of the museum.’

Photography credit: Kessler Photography and Erik Stenbakken

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