250 acres, 101 hectares
Architecture, Campus Planning, Engineering, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Programming, Urban Planning and Design
adaptive re-use, bio-retention, campus master plan, campus planning, civil engineering, environmental science, green infrastructure, green roof, innovation, land planning, landscape architecture, landscape for stormwater control, low-impact development, mixed-use, planning, research, research campus design, research park, restorative landscape, science and technology, smithgroupjjr science ＆ technology, stormwater management, sustainability, sustainable master planning, university, urban design, urban planning, walkable community
The Nebraska Innovation Campus was conceived by SmithGroupJJR with the State of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a team of local and national experts. The innovative plan transforms the former State Fairgrounds into a sustainable, high-tech campus leveraging jobs and industry-leading research in the areas of food, fuel and water consumption.
While taking full advantage of campus growth opportunities, development is compact and green. It occupies only 30 percent of the site, and is sensitively integrated with the Salt Creek floodplain. A number of sustainable innovations are advanced, including the use of effluent from a nearby wastewater treatment plant for heating and cooling.
Yet the concept is ambitious and high in value. About 2 million square feet of development is envisaged, with university and private research locations directly adjacent to retail, housing and other mixed uses. Its compact transportation design, progressive approaches to resource use and stormwater management, and dedication to net zero and carbon neutral design approaches make it a forward-looking model for 21st-centruy research campus development.
Food, Fuel and Water: The NIC Campus
Presentation from 2011 IASP World Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
IASP_ Food Fuel and Water Nebraska Innovation Campus
Food, Fuel and Water: The NIC Campus 2
Paper from 2011 International Association of Science Parks World Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark
SmithGroupJJR_IASP_02 18 2011.pdf