University of Nebraska Medical Center Renovates Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation

Published 6-3-2020
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center - Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center - Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center is renovating the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation in Omaha. Designed by Altus Architectural Studio, the $86 million project includes the redevelopment of an existing structure to create an integrated 220,078-sf facility for the treatment of patients with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Doubling the current size of the institute, the building will house the interdisciplinary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Warren G. Sanger Conference Center, and the Caring for Champions Program, which supports Special Olympics athletes with vision, dental, and weight-management services. Featuring an accessible and family-centric floor plan, the facility will include an aquatic center, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, and a model apartment where occupational therapists can work with patients on the development of practical skills. Ground was broken on the project in August of 2019 and occupancy is expected in early 2021.