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January 3, 2014

Kathie Osterman, Communications & Legislative Services, (402) 471-9313 or
Bill Wiley, Communications & Legislative Services, (402) 471-6585 or
Architectural Firm Selected for New Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home
Lincoln – The Department of Health and Human Services announced that the firm of Wilkins Hinrichs Stober Architects of Kearney Nebraska has been selected to provide architectural services for the new Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Kearney.
Wilkins Hinrichs Stober Architects (WHSA) will be the lead firm on a team of nine specialized consultants providing all services required for the project. The state will enter into contractual negotiations with the firm but no contract will be signed until the federal government grants the funds required for the project.
“Wilkins Hinrichs Stober Architects is uniquely qualified to oversee the development of the new Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home,” said John Hilgert, Director of Nebraska Health and Human Services Division of Veterans’ Homes. “With 35 years of experience in planning, designing and developing related projects, I’m confident that their leadership will result in an outstanding new home that Nebraska veterans and communities in central Nebraska will proud of.”       
Relevant experience of Wilkins Hinrichs Stober Architects includes the planning and design of more than 100 senior care projects, ranging from independent living to assisted living to skilled care as well as various levels of memory care.  The projects include the Grand Island Good Samaritan Village, the Holdrege Christian Homes Assisted and Independent Living facility and several projects for the Central Community College in Hastings. 
In addition, WHSA’s experience includes more than 30 years of institutional and commercial food service industry and projects for Kearney public schools, including the $40 million elementary school bond issue projects and the $90 million high school and middle school projects.
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