HDR’s Architecture Projects Among Those Featured in “150@150”

The rich and diverse history and heritage of the state of Nebraska as told through its buildings is the subject of a new book by historian Jeff Barnes. Titled “150@150: Nebraska’s Landmark Buildings at the State’s Sesquicentennial,” it is a celebration of the built world of Nebraska in its 150th anniversary of statehood. 

“It was intentional that the project covers the entire state of Nebraska with buildings that have influenced the culture or community in which they exist,” said Bruce Carpenter, AIA, senior vice president at HDR and, as president of the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska, a consultant to the author. “It is often said that architecture is a signature of our culture and it is the intent of this book to reinforce that idea through rich examples of regional vernacular.”

This colorful, richly photographed collection includes the earliest buildings constructed by newcomers to the territory, its most recognizable landmarks, and the newest and most dynamic structures designed by the architectural firms of today.

Included in the book are a number of significant HDR projects, including:

  • Sherman County Courthouse (1920)
  • Joslyn Art Museum Addition (1994)
  • John Gottschalk Freedom Center (2001)
  • Holland Performing Arts Center (2005)
  • TD Ameritrade Park Omaha (2009)
  • Bellevue Medical Center (2010)
  • Marjorie K. Daugherty Conservatory at Lauritzen Gardens (2014)
  • Baxter Arena, University of Nebraska-Omaha (2015)
  • Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center (2017)

The book is sponsored by the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska and American Institute of Architects, Nebraska Chapter. A launch party is being held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 19 at the Durham Museum in Omaha. 

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