St. John Paul II Newman Center

Omaha, Nebraska

Newman Centers are Catholic ministry centers at non-Catholic universities that provide residential living spaces, pastoral services, and opportunities for social get-togethers. The John Paul II Newman Center is a joint venture with UNO that will provide on-campus housing for more than 160 stuvvdents in a 4-story building accompanied by a rectory, chapel, student commons, outdoor court, and prayer garden.


  • The facility was provided with a complete voice/data and communications structured wiring system, including telecommunications spaces and pathways, equipment racks, telecommunications cables, termination hardware, cable management hardware, and telecommunications jacks.
  • The commons area and chapel were provided with a complete sound reinforcement and video systems including the design of all necessary equipment, cabling, equipment racks, control systems, and programming.
  • A master antenna television (MATV) system was provided as a part of the audiovisual systems.
  • Digital signage was provided to manage and visually display activity and calendar information as well as campus activities. A “head-end” system was provided to accept and manage information to be distributed to various display locations in the common areas.
  • The chapel was modeled to determine the acoustical parameters for the provision of appropriate acoustical treatments in the quantities and locations required as well as for proper location and aiming of the loudspeakers.
  • Controlled access and door monitoring was provided at all exterior doors. An IP-based video management system was deployed to support electronic video surveillance at the facility. An intrusion detection system was provided with a digital alarm communicator (DAC) that monitors and transmits various security and building system alarms to an off-site central station.

Photography credit: Kessler Photography and Philip Daubman Photography

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