University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Architecture program director and faculty member Jeffrey L. Day's Blue Barn Theatre architectural design is featured in Slate.com's list for "The Best Things America Built in 2016." Slate is a current affairs, politics and culture magazine established in 1996. See full story.
This project was again featured in Dezeen, an international, architecture, interiors and design on-line magazine launched in 2015. See full article.
This project was conceived as a new arts hub in a rapidly changing district near downtown Omaha. The experimental theatre opens to the city outdoors through a public open space anchored with a mixed-use building.
This design has won numerous awards including an American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2016 Nebraska Honor Award; a 2016 Merit Award from the AIA Central States Region; a 2016 International Illuminance Award, Special Citation for Outdoor Lighting Design, Illuminating Engineering Society; a 2016 AIA San Francisco Special Commendation for Urban Design; and a 2016 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Faculty Design Award.
Other members of the design team include: UNL Architecture Lecturers Ashley Byars and Geoff DeOld, UNL Architecture alumni Daniel Conces and Dennis Krymuza, and E.B. Min and Kristen Smith.