Concordia University - Jesse Hall

Located in Seward, Nebraska

Scope of Work


Berggren Architects investigated Jesse Hall on the Concordia University Campus.

Project Completion


This project was completed in 2016.

The History

Built in 1923.

The building was constructed in 1923.


Seward, Nebraska

Jesse Hall is located in Seward, Nebraska.


Concordia University - Jesse Hall

In 2016, Berggren Architects was approached for the investigation and analysis of Concordia University’s Jesse Hall in Seward, Nebraska. In Concordia University’s 2011 campus master plan, the historic Jesse Hall was scheduled for demolition. While now defunct as a dormitory, we suggested that with an addition to the original structure, Jesse Hall could house modern classrooms, a galleries, the business department, and building grounds and campus security offices. In this attempt to salvage the building, we encouraged the design and installation of a storm water drainage system to alleviate the moisture penetration of the foundation and wall.