List of University of Kentucky buildings
By floor count and height above ground level, the tallest buildings are the 23-story Kirwan Tower and Blanding Tower, parts of the now-vacant Kirwan-Blanding Residence Hall complex that is slated for demolition in 2019. The 18-floor Patterson Office Tower sits on one of the highest points of the university, and so its top reaches a higher altitude; it will become the tallest campus building once Blanding and Kirwan Towers are demolished. 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.
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. This designation did not prevent it from being torn down in 2014 to make way for the new Limestone Park dormitory development.
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.
|Maxwell Place||Central||2.5||1872 ||Completed|
|Hamilton House||North||1880||Demolished in fall 2014.|
|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||Home to the Engineering Department. Renamed Dicker Hall by the 1930s, and renamed again to Anderson Hall in 1948. Demolished in 1964; replaced by Anderson Tower.|
|Miller Hall||Central||3 + B||1898||Completed|
|Bolivar Arts Center||North||1899, 1917, 2015||Purchased by UK in 2013; became home of the School of Arts and Visual Studies during summer 2015.|
|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|
|Alumni Gym Fitness Center||North||1924, 2018||Completed; originally known as Alumni Gymnasium. Converted to a student fitness center as part of the 2018 Student Center expansion and renamed at that time.|
|McLean Stadium||North||1924||Demolished in 1974.|
|Boyd Hall||North||4||1925||Demolished in 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||1938, 1963, 2018||Almost completely rebuilt in a project completed in 2018. As part of the project, the 1963 addition was demolished in 2015; the 1938 portion remains intact with interior renovations and is incorporated into the current facility.|
|Jewell Hall||North||4||1939||Demolished in 2014 for Limestone Park. Site now occupied by part of Sarah Bennett Holmes Hall.|
|Erikson Hall||Central||3 + B||1939||Completed|
|Funkhouser Building||Central||7 + B + B1||1942||Completed|
|Cooperstown Apartments||South||1946||Buildings razed in 2012–13 for Woodland Glen.|
|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||Demolished in 2014 for Limestone Park. Site now occupied by Cloona Belle Matthews Boyd Hall.|
|Donovan Hall||Central||5||1955||Demolished in 2014 for the new Jacobs Science Building.|
|K-Lair Grill and Food Storage Building||Central||1||1955 ||K-Lair portion demolished in 2013. Food Storage Building demolished in 2014 for the new Jacobs Science Building.|
|Holmes Hall||North||4 + B||1958||Demolished in 2014 for Limestone Park. Site now occupied by most of Sarah Bennett Holmes Hall.|
|Blazer Dining||North||4||1960||Completed. To be converted to a classroom building as part of the Limestone Park development. Originally named "Blazer Hall," but renamed in 2016 due to name confusion with new Blazer Hall.|
|Haggin Hall||Central||4||1960||Demolished in 2013; replaced on-site by New Haggin Hall.|
|Slone Research Building||Central||1960||Completed|
|Albert B. Chandler Hospital||Medical||1962, 2011||Completed|
|Commonwealth Village||South||1963||Completed. Graduate housing complex; decommissioned in fall 2017 and declared as surplus property by the university in December of that year. Sale of the complex planned, with the proceeds to create a fund for new graduate family housing at the Greg Page Apartments site.|
|Gatton Business and Economics Building||Central||4||1963, 1992, 2016||Completed. Original building expanded in 1992 and again in 2016. Also serving as temporary home to the UK College of Law in 2017–19 while its current building (see below) is being renovated.|
|Helen G. King Alumni House||Central||2||1963||Completed|
|Margaret I. King Library (South)||Central||3||1963||Completed|
|Law Building||Central||2 + B||1965, 2019||Completed. Currently closed for a major renovation and scheduled to reopen for the 2019–20 school year.|
|Anderson Tower||Central: Engineering Quadrangle||7 + B||1966||Completed|
|Blanding Tower||South||23||1967||Completed. Decommissioned as housing in fall 2015; demolition scheduled to begin in 2018 but since delayed to 2019.|
|Blanding I, II, III, IV||South||3||1967||Completed. Decommissioned as housing in fall 2016; demolition scheduled to begin in 2018 but since delayed to 2019.|
|Kirwan–Blanding Commons||South||2||1967||Completed. Dining hall and student lounge; decommissioned in fall 2015, with demolition scheduled to begin in 2018 but since delayed to 2019.|
|Kirwan Tower||South||23||1967||Completed. Decommissioned as housing in fall 2015; demolition scheduled to begin in 2018 but since delayed to 2019.|
|Kirwan I, II, III, IV||South||3||1967||Completed. Decommissioned as housing in fall 2016; demolition scheduled to begin in 2018 but since delayed to 2019.|
|Patterson Office Tower||Central||18||1969||Completed|
|Cliff Hagan Stadium||South||N/A||1969, 2002||Completed. Scheduled to be demolished after completion of the new baseball park.|
|White Hall Classroom Building||Central||3 + B||1969||Completed|
|Sanders–Brown Center on Aging||Medical||4||1972||Completed|
|Kroger Field||South||N/A (two decks)||1973, 2015||Completed. Originally known as Commonwealth Stadium; name changed in 2017 with sponsorship from Kroger.|
|Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library||Central||2 + B||1974||Completed. Originally the north addition of the Margaret I. King Library.|
|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. Greg Page Apartments was named after Greg Page, one of the first two African American football players at UK. Before playing a varsity game, Page became paralyzed after a blow to the back during a 1967 practice and died from the complications 38 days later.|
|Student Center Addition||North||1982||Demolished in 2015 as part of the Student Center renovation and expansion project.|
|Markey Cancer Center||Medical||1985||Completed|
|Boone Faculty Center||Central||1||1986||Completed|
|Gluck Equine Research Center||South||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. Expansion and renovation of the former Seaton Center.|
|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. Occupies a property that once housed outdoor basketball courts.|
|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|
|Davis Marksbury Building||South||2011||Completed|
|Wildcat Coal Lodge||Central||2012||Completed|
|Herman Lee Donovan Hall & Lyman T. Johnson Hall||Central||4||Fall 2013||Completed. Known as Central Hall 1 & 2 during the planning and construction stages.|
|Frances Jewell Hall||North||2014||Completed. Originally named Champions Court I.|
|Georgia M. Blazer Hall||North||2014||Completed. Originally named Champions Court II.|
|Chellgren Hall, Woodland Glen II, III, IV, & V||South||2014-2015||Completed. Chellgren Hall (originally Woodland Glen I) and Woodland Glen II opened in fall 2014; the remainder opened in fall 2015.|
|New Haggin Hall||Central||5||Fall 2014||Completed|
|Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building||Central||2016||Completed. Occupies the sites of the original Donovan Hall and Food Storage Building.|
|Sarah Bennett Holmes Hall||North||2016||Completed. Known during planning and construction stages as Limestone Park I; occupies the same site as the original Holmes and Jewell Halls.|
|Cloona Belle Matthews Boyd Hall||North||2016||Completed. Known during planning and construction stages as Limestone Park II; occupies the site of the former Keeneland Hall.|
|Medical Research Building||Medical||6||Planning|
|Lewis Hall||Central||5||2017||Completed. Serves both as a residence hall and an office facility for UK's Lewis Honors College.|
|Kentucky Proud Park||South||N/A||2018||Completed in fall 2018, with the UK baseball team beginning play in the new park in 2019.|
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