The Department of Health and Human Services said Friday that Wilkins Hinrichs Stober Architects will be the lead firm on a team of nine consultants. No contract will be signed between the state and the firm until the federal government grants funds required for the project.
The department says Wilkins Hinrichs Stober Architects, which are based in Kearney, have planned and designed more than 100 senior care projects.
In July, Gov. Dave Heineman announced that Kearney would be the new location for the veterans home. The decision angered some residents in Grand Island, where the home has been located for more than a century.