UNL – International Quilt Study Center

Education + Art on Display

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.

Project

Location
Lincoln, NE

Size
36,000 SF New Building
13,200 SF Addition

Scope of Work
New Construction + Addition

Date Of Completion
2008 New Building
2014 Addition

Honors + Awards
LEED Silver Certified

internationalquiltmuseum.org

Project Contact
Albert Macchietto

UNL - International Quilt Study Center
UNL - International Quilt Study Center
UNL - International Quilt Study Center
UNL - International Quilt Study Center

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.

UNL - International Quilt Study Center
UNL - International Quilt Study Center

Within the galleries themselves, lighting levels were intentionally reduced to minimize potential damage to the quilts caused by higher levels of UV light waves.

UNL - International Quilt Study Center
UNL - International Quilt Study Center

Photography by Peter Aaron Architectural Photography

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