Originally built as a one story building. It housed the Student Army Training Corps as its first function, since it was completed during World War I. It was then called the mechanical arts building. After the SATC was no longer on BYU campus the building was used by the department of mechanical arts for such things as black smithing and woodworking classes. In 1935 the second and third stories were added and the building was renamed in honor of George H. Brimhall, who had been BYU president when it was built. Another renovation was done in 1984 which expanded the structure. At this point the building housed several programs of the Department of Visual Arts. In 2004 the building underwent significant renovation and then became the location of BYU's School of Communications.
The Brigham Young University Conference Center (CONF) is located on the northeastern part of the BYU campus, with great views of the nearby mountains, and shares a lobby with the Harman Continuing Education Building (HCEB). The Conference Center is primarily used for university sponsored conferences and events, but is also available for family events, and may be utilized as a space to have an off-site meeting or meal for a business or other organization.
The BYU Conference Center has two main levels with available conference space||
Originally known as the Student Service Center, one of the main functions of this building when it was built was housing the BYU bookstore, a function it continued until the bookstore relocated to its current location in the Wilkinson Student Center. The Clark building also from very early on housed various academic departments. For example, until about 1965 this was the location of the journalism department of BYU. The building is currently the headquarters of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.
The Clyde Building houses the College of Engineering and Technology. More than 40 percent of the total floor space is used for laboratory instruction and research in electrical, chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering, as well as for engineering analysis and interdepartmental functions. It also houses a solid-state laboratory, many large study rooms, and facilities for environmental, high-pressure, saline water, thermodynamics, nuclear, and transport processes research.
Named after Carl F. Eyring who was a BYU professor. This building contains the Royden G. Derrick Planetarium. Eyring was an acoustical physicist and dean of BYU's College of Arts and Sciences, the predecessor of about five of the current colleges.
Named after Franklin S. Harris, the HFAC (colloquially known as the FiSHFAC) houses the School of Music, the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the Department of Visual Arts, and the Division of Design and Production. It has various classrooms, as well as 53 practice rooms and four art galleries. The building also houses several concert and play halls—the largest which is the De Jong Concert Hall.
Named after Spencer W. Kimball, the SWKT (often pronounced as "Swicket") is the tallest building on campus and also the tallest building in Provo. It stands approximately 160 feet (49 m) tall (12 stories), and houses several departments and centers, including Political Science, Neuroscience, Nursing, Geography and Geology departments, as well as classrooms, faculty offices, an auditorium, and a large computer lab.
Originally used as a residence hall. Funded by the Jesse Knight Endowment Fund, and named for Jesse Knight's wife Amanda. Later it was part of the Language Training Mission of the LDS Church. For a time during the 2000s housed part of the Department of Visual Arts.
Named after Jesse Knight. When it was first built the Jesse Knight Building was the business building. It was significantly expanded in 1966. After the Tanner Building was built the Jesse Knight Building became the location of the College of Humanities. However, with the completion of the new Joseph F. Smith Building in 2005 some humanities functions were shifted out of the Jesse Knight Building, and some non-humanities institutions have moved into the building, so it is no longer known as the Jesse Knight Humanities Building (JKHB) as it was for many years. Currently the Jesse Knight Building is the location of the BYU Police, Office of First-Year Experience, Human Resource Development, the Visual Arts department (in the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications), the English Writing Center, the Humanities Publications Center, School of Management computer laboratories, and classrooms.
The Lee Library, completed in 1961, was originally named the J. Reuben Clark Library, but when BYU named its law school after President Clark, the library name was changed to honor LDS Church President Harold B. Lee. Included in the library are archives and manuscript collections of Western American history, historical film and music collections, and a learning resource center offering all types of media. The library's LDS family history facility is the second-largest in the world. With more than three million volumes in the university's library collection, and nearly half of those books in storage off-campus, an addition to BYU's large library was long overdue. The 234,000-square-foot (21,700 m2) addition to the library opened in the fall of 1999.
Mainly consists of lecture halls. This includes four that have seating capacity of 254 students. The building is also used extensively for BYU LDS Wards to meet, since such sized rooms are ideal for sacrment meeting at least in area. This building, with its primary focus on science and liberal arts classes, rarely houses fine arts classes and has multiple pianos in it.
The David O. McKay building is named for David O. McKay a Latter-day Saint educator and president of the church when it was built. It houses most of the offices and many classrooms of the David O. McKay School of Education. When initially built the English, Modern Languages, History and Political Science Departments were also located here, but they would all later move to other buildings as the physical plant of the campus grew.
Named after Joseph F. Smith, the JFSB is home to the History, Sociology, Social Work, and the School of Family Life departments, as well as many research centers and institutes within the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The building is also shared with the College of Humanities.
The Joseph Smith Building is named after Joseph Smith, the founder of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the home to BYU's College of Religion. It contains most of the offices of religion faculty as well as a large number of class rooms where religion classes are held. It also has a very large lecture hall that seats about 1,000 people and is used for large classes.
Originally home of the College of Industrial and Technical Education. This college was merged into the College of Engineering and Technology in the 1970s and this building was one of the buildings used by the new college.
Talmage (James E.) Math Sciences/Computer Building
Named for LDS Apostle and scientist James E. Talmage. When it was built it housed the Computer Science, Math and Statistics departments. It also housed The BYU Research Center and the Office of Institutional Research. It had 25 classrooms as well as its offices and computer rooms. At the time of construction it had 61,000 square feet (5,700 m2). A large addition was later built onto the west end of the building.
This building has been the comprehensive clinic from its first use. It was built to provide a single location for those in the human services discipline, and provides marriage, family, child, adolescent and individual therapy and counseling as well as doing various forms of diagnostic testing.
This building was originally built as the engineering building. The first phase had as its architect Lawrence D. Olpin and was built from July to October in 1953. It was originally a one story building. Three of the four wings received a second story in 1954. Despite being intended for engineering, when it was first built it also housed the English and other departments due to the severe lack of adequate office space on campus.
The Information Technology Building is a three-story building located west of the main campus between Canyon Road and University Avenue. It houses the majority of the employees working for the Office of Information Technology.
Named for Howard S. McDonald, former president of BYU. This was the location of the Student Health Center from 1955 until 1999 when it moved to its current location. The student health service had begun in 1946 and been located in a small frame building by the Eyring Science Center until moving to this location. In 2001 M. Russell Ballard rededicated the building after it was refurbished to be used by BYU's Office of Information Technology. When the McDonald Building was built it also housed the Air Force ROTC unit that was located at BYU. Starting in 2013 the McDonald building has been the location of BYU's research MRI facility.
This building replaced the temporary building just west of the Herald Clark building that had served as the press building since 1946. This is the location of printing operations for Brigham Young University Press.
Aspen Grove Family Camp began as the site for summer school. A dining hall, kitchen, and three housing units were constructed in 1924. The facilities grew over the years and after World War II were turned over to the Alumni Association to be used for a family summer camp. Today the complex consists of the Aspen Grove Conference Center, the Beckham Lodge, The Alumni Board Cabin and several family Lodges and Rustic Cabins.
Named after benefactors J. Willard and Alice Marriott, the Center is a 22,700-seat multipurpose arena that is home to the BYU Cougars men's and women's basketball teams and is the site for campus devotionals. It is currently the third-largest on-campus arena in the country.
The Richards Building includes 3 swimming pools (one dive tank, a competition pool and a recreational pool). An addition to the north end of the building, including additional dance practice rooms was completed in 2008.
The BYU Creamery Outlet and its related locations serve as grocery stores for the campus and provides freshly made dairy products. BYU Creamery has four locations: Creamery on Ninth East, Creamery Outlet, Helaman Creamery, and Wyview Creamery.
This building, completed in 1964, was named for Ernest L. Wilkinson, sixth president of BYU (1951–1971). Planning for the center took 12 years, and 60 percent of the cost was paid by students. The BYU Bookstore takes up one corner of this building. Also in the building are food services, including a food court with franchise restaurants, a high class restaurant taking up the sixth floor, BYU catering's central operations and two other places to buy food not connected with any of the above. The building also has conference rooms, two large ballrooms, a movie theatre, a full-service copy center, a post office and a bowling alley are among its many facilities. There is also a barber shop and salon and a craft and flower store. The building also housing the Dean of Students Office, various counseling and conflict resolution offices, and various other student services offices.
The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is located in Allen Hall, south of the main campus and largely surrounded by apartments mainly inhabited by BYU students. It has collections of anthropological materials, largely dealing with the indigenous inhabitants of the Americas.
Brigham Young University began conducting "studies abroad" in Jerusalem in 1968. This program was very successful and, eleven years later in 1979, Church leaders decided to build a structure that would serve both the needs of the university and the Mormon community in Jerusalem. This building sits on Mount Scopus overlooking the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley and the Old City.
The BYU London Study Abroad Center has been housed in a 125-year-old Victorian building that was the Russian ambassador's private home before BYU purchased it in 1978. The structures were renovated in 1990.
As it is affectionately called, "The Center" has been a part of the Salt Lake Valley since 1959 as an extension of Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah, that offers classes to students living in the state's capital city.
The Barlow Center in Washington, D.C. provides housing for 44 to 50 students and advisors. It not only provides affordable housing but also creates a noticeable presence for BYU and the Church of Jesus Christ in Washington that strengthens their stature among the nation's leaders and decision makers. The Washington Seminar selects well-qualified students from all majors to have an applied learning experience in Washington, D.C. Through a quality internship, briefings on current national issues, tours, and excursions, interns gain a valuable supplement to their academic training and the chance to be better prepared for their careers.
Brigham Young University's Foreign Language Student Residence (FLSR) program was established in 1978 as a three-house off-campus residence center dedicated to the study of Russian and Italian. Due to the success of these houses, the program expanded from three houses to one specially-designed complex in 1991. Today the FLSR consists of five buildings- four outer buildings with three floors each. Theses contain all of the male and female apartments for the program. The central building has rooms used for student activities, dinners, and Sunday church meetings.  The on-campus complex consists of 25 individual apartments for men and women learning eleven different languages (depending on demand): Hebrew, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, and Spanish. Residents of these apartments agree to speak only their apartment's assigned language during the school year while in the apartment. Students are accompanied by a native resident throughout the year to enhance the experience. The Foreign Language Student Residence houses between 130 and 150 students per semester.
40°15′8″N111°39′11″W / 40.25222°N 111.65306°W / 40.25222; -111.65306 Helaman Halls, named after one of the Book of Mormon heroes of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was first opened for use in the Fall of 1958. The initial on-campus complex consisted of five residence halls, a central dining building, and an administration building. Construction costs were $5,300,000, and when completed the complex initially housed 1170 male students. The residence buildings were named after prominent LDS individuals and/or families, including the Hinckley Family, Stephen L. Chipman, David John, Thomas N. Taylor, and Walter Stover. The dining building was christened the George Q. Cannon Building and at the time could accommodate 1,800 people. In addition, both a pool and a "recreation field" the latter of which included eight tennis courts four softball fields was completed for the use of residents. Two more residence buildings were already under construction when the completion of the original Helaman Halls Complex was announced on September 18, 1958. The two new buildings were opened for use in September 1959, and housed 234 women each, bringing the total occupancy number of the complex to 1638. In 1959, the semester rent for Helaman halls was approximately $23 per term. Another building, May Hall, was added in 1970, and a new men's hall, which has not been officially named but is referred to as "Building 9", was built between Merrill and May halls in 2010.
Today, Helaman Halls has a total of nine residence buildings with five buildings for women and four buildings for men. The Residence Halls are located on the northwest corner of campus. Living style consists of two people per room, with 22 rooms on each floor, with six floors (in three stories) per building. Helaman Halls currently has housing for just over 2,100 students. The halls underwent a 12-year renovation spanning from 1991 through 2003. There are basic kitchen facilities in the basement lobby of each hall, but residents are required to purchase a meal plan. The majority of resident meals are eaten in the area central building- the Cannon Center. Because of its close proximity to the athletic facilities and all-you-can-eat dining, many Freshman athletes choose to live in Helaman Halls.
Cannon (George Q.) Center
The Cannon Center acts as a central building for Helaman Halls residents, providing areas for activities such as dances, as well as providing mail services and checking out athletic equipment such as basketballs and volleyballs. Besides this, The Commons at the Cannon Center provide meal services for the residents of Helaman halls, as well as the rest of campus; it serves as the main cafeteria for BYU since the 2008 closing of the Morris Center. The current Cannon Center is the second building of this name. It was built while the old Cannon Center was still in operation and so is located slightly north and east of the old building. The old Cannon center in general filled the same function and role as the current building.
Named after Walter F. Stover who donated all the mattresses and box springs for Helaman Halls. Stover was a native of Germany and served as president of the East German mission immediately after World War II. He also served on the General Church Welfare Committee of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Named after Jean Fossum May (1906–1969), the head resident of Stover Hall for the last 10 years of her life. May had served a mission for the LDS Church when she was a little more than 20 years old. She greatly encouraged residents in her hall to serve missions and faithfully corresponded with them while they were on missions.
The living arrangements in Heritage Halls are similar to those of an apartment. Students share a kitchen and a common area. Each of the L-shaped buildings houses about 210 students. They are 4 stories high and feature East Coast classic design. Activity rooms on each floor have pictures with Church history themes, and have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer great views of the surrounding area. The individual units feature spacious kitchens, bedrooms with individualized lighting systems, and hallway vanities.
Students that live in Heritage Halls attend church in the Provo Utah YSA 4th Stake on Brigham Young University campus.
The buildings in the Heritage Halls complex are as follows:
Wymount Terrace is the family housing unit for married students and is located on the northeast side of campus. It consists of South Wymount (24 three-story apartment buildings) and North Wymount (48 two-story apartment buildings). The buildings are arranged in quadrangles that enclose lawn and playground areas. The complex started as a trailer park and was converted into apartment housing in the 1960s. The buildings in the Wymount Terrace complex include:
This is where many of the wards consisting of Wymont residents hold church meetings. The other main location for church meetings is the stake center on 9th east between the south end of Wymount and the rest of BYU campus.
Helen Spencer Williams, often called Helen S. Williams, was the first counselor in the YWMIA General Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1937-1944. She was also a writer and columnists, writing for the Deseret News, the Improvement Era and the Relief Society Magazine.
In 1971, Brigham Young University purchased a group of 150 mobile home units and set them up on a tract of land between University Avenue and 200 West from 1800 North to 2230 North to provide housing for married students. This project included 36 one-bedroom units, 78 two-bedroom units, and 36 three-bedroom units. There was a central building of 5,514 square feet (512.3 m2) which housed laundry facilities, and administrative offices, etc. This trailer park was demolished in 1997 to accommodate replacement married student apartments.
The current complex includes 30 buildings which originally housed married student families, until the end of the summer of 2006, when the southern half of the residential park was converted into housing for singles and eventually the entire complex. In 2013 after the winter semester of school concluded, the northern portion of Wyview was converted into a makeshift Missionary Training Center (MTC) to help alleviate the overburdened Provo MTC just up the hill. As part of this temporary MTC complex, the LDS church also obtained a lease for the Raintree Apartments across the street to the west and both facilities are used together to house missionaries and their training activities.
The buildings are arranged in quads with playgrounds and courts enclosed. The complex contains a laundromat, a convenience store, a BYU Creamery store, and a multipurpose building which houses the Wyview office and a chapel for LDS wards. The buildings in the Wyview Park complex include:
The BYU Police Department has its headquarters in the Jesse Knight Building (JKB), which also has many classrooms and other academic functions, so it is listed under academic buildings above. However the following are buildings completely devoted to police and traffic-control functions.
Many structures that have been used by Brigham Young University in the past have either been sold or demolished. BYU had 354 buildings, 85 of which were designated temporary, in August 1971. Only 127 of those are listed in either the above portion of this list or in the list on BYU housing. The rest of the list attempts to cover buildings that have been razed or sold.
Starting in 1957 BYU purchased large amounts of land to fill out the planned area of the campus. This included the purchase of approximately 100 houses. About 50 of these had been razed by 1973 but the other 50 or so were used for various purposes by the university at that time. While some of these houses are reported in this or other lists, others are not.
This was the main building of the campus when BYU adopted its current name in 1903. However, the building was south of the main campus. With the movement of the library to the upper campus in 1925 this building became more and more the education Building and the center of the Brigham Young High School. When BYHS was closed in 1968 BYU ended all use of the building. It was later sold to the city of Provo and is now the Provo Library at Academy Square.
This was a 24-acre piece of land purchased by BYU in 1946. It initially it had a house, a barn and a chicken coop. Later many war-surplus building no longer needed on the main campus were moved to this cite. Other buildings were built on this location. By the early 1970s the cite had over 53,000 square feet (4,900 m2) of building.
Located on the northwest corner of the block with the Academy Building. Originally called the Missionary and Preparation building because the Preparatory School for lower level older students and the programs to instruct LDS missionaries were held here. Emma Lucy Gates Bowen donated money towards the building which was used to make the third floor the location of the Home Economics Program. The floor was named after Lucy B. Young, Bowen's maternal grandmother. The building was rededicated in 1908 by John Henry Smith as the Arts Building. It was used by BYU into the 1970s.
This building was the first location of the BYU Cremery, until the later creamery was built in 1964 and of BYU Laundry Services until the Laundry Building was completed in 1968. It was then remodeled into a building used for industrial education.
This building was first used by BYU receiving and as a motor pool garage. In 1968 a new building was built that housed these functions and this quonset hut was remodeled into an engineering laboratory.
Built to store machine tools used to build lab equipment for the Engineering Department. This building was adjacent to the Fletcher Building and 400 square feet (37 m2). In 1960 and 1963 additions were built bringing the building to 2,300 square feet (210 m2). In 1978 it was merged with the old Press Storage Building but was later razed to make way for the Clyde Building.
This building was built to store paper for use by BYU Press. When the University Press Building was built in 1968 it was structurally joined with the adjacent B35. In 1972 it was moved southwest of the Central Heating Plant and expanded. It was then known as the Research Machine Shop.
Home of the institution now known as Utah Valley University. BYU bought the old building of this college when it moved to its current location in Orem. The building was used for various purposes, including some of BYU's computer operations and also for the Early Childhood Education program, then later after the SFLC was razed while the Joseph F. Smith Building was being built. This building was razed to make way for the Information Technology Building.
This building was the location of blacksmith classes at BYU from 1905 until 1921, when the classes were discontinued. It was at 50 East on 5th North in Provo, on the block south of the Academy Building. The classes were taught by Hans Anderson, an immigrant from Denmark. In 1918 William H. Snell supervised the expansion of the building to temporarily house other mechanical arts operations until the completion of what was later called the Brimhall Building. It was used for storage purposes by BYU and also the location of a garage and the Provo Book bindery for the next 25 years. In 1947 it was renovated into a chemistry lab building. In 1950 Chemistry classes moved to the Eyring Science Center, but starting in 1955 it was used for Brigham Young High School shop classes. In 1972 it was converted into the plastics laboratory for BYU's Industrial Technology Department.
Located on the hillside by the Maeser Building. It was originally wood but had a concrete exterior built by William H. Snell in 1934. It was not used as a boiler after 1946 but only for storage. Beginning in 1966 it was remodeled into the Nuclear Research Laboratory.
Located in Carterville which was later annexed into Provo, the building was first built in 1958 with 13,160 square feet (1,223 m2). In 1964 a sound-stage was added, but this soon burned down. The sound stage was then rebuilt and after this the building contained 36,077 square feet (3,351.7 m2). For much of its early years although a department of the University the motion picture studio was a nonteaching institution. In the 1980s its operations became more closely connected with other university functions. In 1991 the studio was separated from BYU and made an entity directly owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Cluff (Benjamin Jr.) Building (Plant Sciences Lab)
This is the laboratory for various botanical departments of BYU. The building was designed so it could be expanded as needed, and both the building and the adjacent Greenhouses have been expanded multiple times since it was first built. In November 2011 it was announced this building would be razed to make room for a new life science building.
This was an additional building built on the same block as the academy building. Later on it served as the main location for BYU's Drama Department. It also was the first site of the BYU bookstore. It was sold by the university along with the Academy Building.
BYU received this land as a donation from United States Steel with plans to build a research park. The land was located between Provo and Springville. After studying the cost of development it was decided that doing so was not within BYU's means so they sold the land to Billings Energy Research Corporation.
The Joseph Smith Memorial Building was the third building on the upper campus. It was the location of Religion Classes, as well as a ballroom and cafeteria. It was actually built along the lines of LDS Institute Buildings at other campuses. In 1990 it was razed to make way for the Benson Building after the new Joseph Smith Building had been built.
This building was in the vicinity of what is now 6th South and University Avenue in Provo. It was on the lot of the ZCMI Warehouse being used as the main teaching building in the aftermath of the Lewis Building burning. It was a separate structure to prevent a repeat of the chemistry lab fire that had destroyed the Lewis Building.
Built to relieve crowding in other gym space on campus, the building served as one of the main locations for basketball games prior to the building of the George Albert Smith Field house. It was located directly across University Avenue from the Academy Building. BYU sold the building in 1976, after which various merchants tried to set up shop there, normally lasting only a few years at best.
Located on the current site of the Harold B. Lee Library, the North Building was a classroom building used primarily by the college of commerce. It was an old military barracks BYU had purchased and moved to this site.
This was a former school of the Alpine School District. BYU purchased the school mainly for the land it was on but it was used for various functions until it was razed during the construction of the University Parkway Center.
This building and its acre of land was purchased by BYU in 1971. It had previously been used by the Pleasant View LDS Ward. Four students branches met in the building but the main reason to purchase it was to expand the parking lot for Lavell Edwards Stadium.
Named after Joseph F. Smith, the SFLC was razed to make space to build the new Joseph F. Smith Building (JFSB) which was completed in 2005. The building was designed with areas for the study of cooking, sewing, early childhood development as well as the psychology and sociology departments. The School of Nursing was also housed in the SFLC when it was first built. In additions to this, the campus telephone exchange was located in the building's basement. The Living center had areas named for Leah D. Widtsoe, the wife of John A. Widtsoe who was an early backer of the project, and she herself was a domestic science graduate of BYU and had been head of the department. The area named for Mrs. Widtsoe was the multipurpose room. Other named areas were Effie Warnick Homemaking Education Room, the Marion C. Pfund (dean) Experimental Food Laboratory, the Mary W. Hunt Small Dining Room, the Elizabeth C. Sauls Quantity Food Laboratory, the May Billings Advanced Clothing Construction Laboratory, the Margaret Vilate Elliot History of Costume Room, and the Zina Y. Williams Card Free Sewing Laboratory.
This building was originally purchased by FARMS prior to its merger with BYU. It was also designated as the location of ISPART. It has been razed, and recent aerial photos show empty land where it once stood.
Housed College of Biology. There was a collection of about 40 marine tanks in the underground area of the building with sea animals anybody could view. It was replaced in September 2014 by the new Life Sciences Building. After crews spent several weeks of removing hazardous material from the building, it was demolished beginning May 21, 2015.
This was originally used as the construction office for Wymount Village. It was then the meetinghouse where the LDS branch consisting of the residents of that BYU housing project attended church. It was later used by BYU's Physical Plant Department.
These buildings have been used by Brigham Young University or Brigham Young Academy, but were never owned by the school.
This building was rented by the Harold B. Lee Library for storage of less-used books beginning in 1971 due to inadequate space in the library. The library was expanded later in the 1970s. It was located at 744 South on 1st East Street in Provo.
BYU used this building for Lyceums, commencement exercises, concerts and the like. It was BYU's only auditorium until 1941. Though always controlled directly by the LDS Church it was used for various BYU functions until it burned. It is now being converted to a temple by the LDS church. The temple opens to the general public on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
^Miller and Hatch. History of BYU Campus. Vol. 5, p. 10, 14
^Hatch and Miller. History of BYU Campus. Vol. 5, p. 15
^Hatch and Miller. History of BYU Campus. Vol. 7, Book 1, p. 90
^Hatch, Ephraim and Karl Miller. Brigham Young University: A History of the Campus and the Department of Physical Plant 1875 to 1975 (Provo: Physical Facilities Division Brigham Young University:2001) p. 10
^ abcHatch and Miller. History of BYU Campus. p. 10