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.
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 Peter Aaron Architectural Photography
Say It Loud
March 16, 2021
Congratulations to our own Chandler Sanders and Audrey Buckley for being featured alongside other deserving designers in this year’s Say It Loud – Beyond the Built Environment Online Exhibition. Follow the link to view the entire selection of winners!
November 20, 2020
Welcome to new APMA-ers Adam and Savannah! Adam is the third Adam in our office, but we only have one Savannah…so far. Hop on over to our people page to learn more about them.
AIA NE Award
November 19, 2020
Congratulations to Swanson Elementary School – celebrated with an Architecture Honor Award in this year’s AIA Nebraska Awards program!
Tiny Home Village
October 16, 2020
APMA, Arch Icon Developement and the Siena Francis House are working together on the first tiny home village in Omaha! 50 units will soon rise near 16th and Charles Street.
AIA CSR Awards
September 28, 2020
At the 2020 (virtual) AIA Central States Awards The Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center picked up a Merit award in the Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse category and the jury commented: “We enjoyed the Hoff Cultural Center for its ability to abstract the new…to expose the historical.” Congrats to Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment and the entire project team!
Say It Loud
September 10, 2020
Congratulations to our own Jenny Zimmer, Jean Vacha and Megan Lutz for being featured alongside other deserving designers in this year’s Say It Loud – Beyond the Built Environment Online Exhibition. Follow the link to view the entire selection of winners!