List of University of Kentucky buildings
The University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky is home to many notable structures, including three high-rises. Major construction projects are underway or are being planned that includes a new hospital, School of Pharmacy building, and several new college structures.
By floor count and height above ground level, the tallest buildings are the 23-story Kirwan Tower and Blanding Tower, part of the Kirwan-Blanding Residence Hall complex. The 18-floor Patterson Office Tower sits on one of the highest points of the university, and so its top reaches a higher altitude. All three high-rises were built in the mid-1960s.
Recently constructed is a new parking structure for the Albert B. Chandler Hospital at South Limestone between Conn Terrace Transcript Avenue. The 1,600 space garage will be connected to the lobby of the new patient care facility via a skyway. The existing parking garage for the hospital has since been demolished to make way for the new patient care facility.
In the summer of 2010, Keeneland Hall, the first co-ed dormitory in the state, was named a state historic site by the Kentucky State Historical Society.
In the future, a new medical campus for the University of Kentucky will be constructed west of South Limestone. The 20-year, $2.5 billion plan is projected to "accelerate growth in research and health education" and will include additional research structures, a new shared Health Sciences Learning Center, and new structures for the College of Medicine, College of Dentistry, College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, and College of Public Health. The first of this to be constructed was the Biomedical Biological Science Research Building.
In the next twenty years, substantial housing will need to be completed due to increased freshman enrollment and the deteriorated conditions of surrounding neighborhoods. By 2010, the university is currently planning to achieve 33% undergraduate housing, requiring the construction of an additional 2,500 units. By 2020, due to fast undergraduate growth, the university wants to raise the undergraduate housing percentage to at least 40%, requiring the construction of at least 2,800 additional units. The ratio of graduate students to graduate units in Cooperstown and Greg Page Apartments would also need to be increased from 11% to 15%. The existing facilities would also need to be replaced. By 2010, 350 new units would need to be constructed, followed by an additional 250 units by 2020.
In 2014, plans to replace most of the older north campus residence halls—specifically Boyd, Holmes, Keeneland, and Jewell Halls—with a new residential complex were approved. New residence halls have also been planned for the College of Agriculture campus along University Drive and Nicholasville Road between Cooper Drive and Alumni Drive, the Medical Center campus along Transcript Avenue, near the Johnson Student Recreation Center at Cooper Drive, at Stoll Field next to the current Student Center, within the College Town district north of Euclid Avenue, along Washington Avenue (to be converted into a pedestrian-only facility) and along Scott Street.
In addition, several existing structures may be renovated to residence hall use. Scovell Hall, constructed in 1905, will "most likely" be vacated and would be prime for residential redevelopment. Kinkead, Bradley, Bowman and Breckinridge halls, at the corner of Washington Avenue and Rose Street, were originally residence halls and may be repurposed back to that need.
Greg Page Apartments
Completed in 1979, Greg Page Apartments was the newest residence facility until Baldwin Hall, Ingles Hall, Roselle Hall (originally New North Hall) and Smith Hall opened in 2005. It was named after Greg Page, one of the first two African American football players at UK, who was paralyzed after a blow to the back in practice 1966 and died from the complications 38 days later.
Greg Page Apartments require constant maintenance. The exterior wood siding necessitates continual repair or replacement at "extreme expense" and the wood frame construction has failed in at least one instance, causing significant damage to several units. The onset of problems due to cheap construction techniques and materials has resulted the Greg Page Apartments reaching the end of their usable life.
|Maxwell Place||Central||2.5||1872 ||Completed.|
|Main Building||Central||5||February 15, 1882 ||Completed|
|White Hall||Central||1882||Demolished in 1967|
|Neville Hall||Central||1890||Destroyed by fire in 1961|
|Mechanical Hall||Central||1892||Demolished in 1964|
|Miller Hall||Central||3 + B||1898||Completed|
|Alumni Hall (Barker Hall & Buell Armory)||Central||3 + B + Bell Tower||1901, 1937||Completed|
|Patterson Hall||North||3 + B||1904||Completed.|
|Education Building (Frazee Hall)||Central||1907||Completed|
|Mining Laboratory (Engineering Annex)||Central||1907||Completed|
|Carnegie Library ||Central||1909||Demolished in 1967|
|Pence Hall||Central||3 + B||1909||Completed|
|Kastle Hall||Central||3 + B||1909, 1926||Completed|
|Norwood Hall||Central||1910||Destroyed by fire 1948|
|McLean Stadium||North||1924||Demolished in 1974|
|Boyd Hall||North||4||1925||Completed. To be demolished in fall 2014 for Limestone Park.|
|McVey Hall||Central||3 + B||1928||Completed|
|Taylor Education Building||Central||ca. 1930||Completed|
|Thomas Poe Cooper Building||South||1930||Completed|
|Margaret I. King Library||Central||3||1931||Completed|
|Student Union (Student Center)||North||1937, 1962||Completed|
|Jewell Hall||North||4||1939||Completed. To be demolished in fall 2014 for Limestone Park.|
|Erikson Hall||Central||3 + B||1939||Completed|
|Funkhouser Building||Central||7 + B + B1||1942||Completed|
|Cooperstown Apartments||South||1946||Buildings razed in 2012-13|
|Frank D. Peterson Service Building||Central||1949||Completed|
|Fine Arts Building||Central||1950||Completed|
|Mineral Industries Building||Central||1951||Completed|
|Grehan Journalism Building||Central||2+B||1951||Completed|
|Keeneland Hall||North||4 + B||1955||Completed. To be demolished in fall 2014 for Limestone Park.|
|Holmes Hall||North||4 + B||1958||Completed. To be demolished in fall 2014 for Limestone Park.|
|Blazer Hall||North||4||1960||Completed. To be converted to a classroom building as part of the Limestone Park development.|
|Haggin Hall||Central||4||1960||Demolished in 2013.|
|Slone Research Building||Central||1960||Completed|
|K-Lair Grill and Food Storage Building||Central||1||1955 ||K-Lair portion demolished in 2013.|
|Gatton Business and Economics Building||Central||4||1960s, 1992||Completed|
|Albert B. Chandler Hospital||Medical||1962, 2011||Completed|
|Helen G. King Alumni House||Central||2||1963||Completed|
|Margaret I. King Library (South)||Central||3||1963||Completed|
|Law Building||Central||2 + B||1965||Completed|
|Anderson Tower||Central: Engineering Quadrangle||7 + B||1966||Completed|
|Patterson Office Tower||Central||18||1969||Completed|
|Cliff Hagan Stadium||South||N/A||1969, 2002||Completed|
|White Hall Classroom Building||Central||3 + B||1969||Completed|
|Sanders-Brown Center on Aging||Medical||4||1972||Completed|
|Commonwealth Stadium||South||N/A (two decks)||1973||Completed|
|Margaret I. King Library (North)||Central||2 + B||1974||Completed|
|University of Kentucky Children's Hospital||Medical||Completed|
|Singletary Center for the Arts||Central||1979||Completed|
|Greg Page Apartments||South||25 buildings, 2 floors each||1979||Completed|
|Markey Cancer Center||Medical||1985||Completed|
|Boone Faculty Center||Central||1||1986||Completed|
|Gluck Equine Research Center||South||1987||Completed|
|Student Center Addition||North||1987||Completed|
|E.J. Nutter Training Facility||South||1987||Completed|
|Lancaster Aquatic Center||South||1989||Completed|
|Charles E. Barnhart Building||South||1990||Completed|
|William T. Young Library||Central||6 + B||1998||Completed|
|CRMS Building||Central||5 + B||Completed|
|Oliver H. Raymond Civil Engineering Building||Central||3 + B||1998||Completed|
|James F. Hardymon Building||South||September 2000||Completed|
|Ralph G. Anderson Building||Central||3 + B||2002||Completed|
|Bernard M. Johnson Student Recreation Center||South||January 2003||Completed|
|Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building||Medical||6||February 2003||Completed|
|Gill Heart Institute||Medical||5||April 2004||Completed|
|Biomedical Biological Science Research Building||Medical||5||April 2005||Completed|
|Dale E. Baldwin Residence Hall||South||3||August 2005||Completed|
|Margaret Ingels Residence Hall||South||3||August 2005||Completed|
|David P. Roselle Residence Hall||North||4 + Maintenance Level||August 2005||Completed|
|John T. Smith Residence Hall||South||3||August 2005||Completed|
|Joe Craft Center (basketball practice facility)||North||2||January 2007||Completed|
|Student Health Facility||Medical||4||July 2008||Completed|
|Biological Pharmaceutical Complex Building||Medical||5 + B||2010||Completed|
|Wildcat Coal Lodge||Central||2012||Completed|
|Central Hall I & II||Central||4||Fall 2013||Under Construction|
|Champions Court I & II||North||2014||Under Construction|
|Woodland Glen I, II, III, IV, & V||South||2014-2015||Under Construction|
|New Haggin Hall||Central||5||Fall 2014||Under Construction|
|Limestone Park I & II||North||TBA||Fall 2016||Planning|
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