Robert AM Stern Architects of New York in partnership with Alley Poyner Machietto Architects of Omaha, NE collaborated on the 240,000SF College of Business for the University of Nebraska. The exterior is comprised of glass and precast concrete wall panels clad with natural limestone provided by US Stone Industries. The 70,000SF of Silverdale limestone with a honed finish created a visually appealing facade. The small stone pieces are attached to the precast at the precast facility with stainless steel anchor pins and shipped to the site in large panels. This panelization of the stone minimizes the time and labor required to install the stone compared to a traditional hand set stone. Another advantage to the stone clad panels is it reduces the loading on the steel framed structure as the precast concrete panels are self supporting and simply tied to the steel structure.
Robert AM Stern Architects/Alley Poyner Machietto Architecture