Home to the world’s largest publicly held quilt collection, The International Quilt Study Center and Museum was designed for the display, preservation, restoration, and study of quilts and other textiles. With three exhibition galleries and state-of-the-art textiles storage, the building fills the need for a dedicated, climate-controlled facility where students, researchers, and visitors can learn about and interact with the collection. Careful coordination of the mechanical and electrical systems would ensure that the collection of more than 3,500 quilts and quilt-related objects were displayed and stored appropriately and safely.
Location Lincoln, NE
36,000 SF New Building
13,200 SF Addition
Scope of Work
New Construction + Addition
Date Of Completion
2008 New Building
Honors + Awards LEED Silver Certified
Faced with limestone lined in a quilt-like pattern, the building features a bowed façade of glass panels “stitched together” to create a large scale pattern creating a memorable building that celebrates this unique art form from the outside in.
Within the galleries themselves, lighting levels were intentionally reduced to minimize potential damage to the quilts caused by higher levels of UV light waves.
Photography by Tom Kessler Photography and Tuan Le
Countryside Community Church has won the international Religious Architecture and Art Design Award. Co-sponsored by Faith & Form, the prestigious award recognizes the church in the Religious Architecture: New Facilities category.
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