Construction Projects

Renew/Modernize Cooper House

Project Schedule: September 2021 - June 2022
This project will renovate the Cooper House for the College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment. Cooper House, located on the corner of Nicholasville Road and Cooper Drive, was constructed in approximately 1880 and acquired by UK in 1940. The building is on the University’s list of historical structures and was home to Dean Thomas Poe Cooper for whom the House is named. Currently the house is vacant and needs renovation. The renovation and restoration of the Cooper House will include a reception area to welcome prospective students, faculty, visitors, and industry partners; meeting rooms; and space to showcase goods and products. Questions regarding this project may be directed to Chelsea Hansing at chelsea@uky.edu


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=41

Construct Still Building

Project Schedule: January 2021 - TBD
This project will construct a new facility to support the College of Agriculture’s Kentucky Spirits Research Institute program. The new facility will be in the heart of the College of Agriculture’s district and adjacent to the Cooper House and Barnhart Building. The facility will be up to 8,500 gross square feet and will include a spirits laboratory, large conference/seminar space, classroom, offices, and a public reception space. Questions regarding this project may be directed to Chelsea Hansing at chelsea@uky.edu


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=42

Construct Maturation Building

Project Schedule: January 2021 - TBD
The new facility will complement the Still Building and provide an area for the sprits to age and for research. It will consist of approximately 1,000-1,500 square feet of space with limited HVAC requirements. It will be sited and coordinated with the Still Building. chelsea@uky.edu


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=43

Repair Emergency Infrastructure

Project Schedule: May 2022 - TBD
Reconstruct and replace steam vaults and tunnel damaged by water and replace the connecting two vaults which are deteriorated beyond the point of repair to include the protection or replacement of the existing steam piping and valving within. Phase 1a: Install a new 2” high pressure return pipe (HPR) from the existing west side of the tunnel under Rose St at Huguelet and extend to the existing steam vault near Small Animal. In addition, install a new 3” forced main on the sump pump from the west side tunnel to the closest sanitary manhole. Extend new electrical service from the existing Small Animal steam vault to the existing west side tunnel and provide new lighting and power in the west side tunnel. chelsea@uky.edu


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=44

Improve Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Project Schedule: May 2022 - TBD
This project will improve and modernize two connected four-story buildings occupied by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. The original building was completed in 1979, and the later addition was completed in 1998. This project will include an interior renovation of the lower three floors of the original building to provide a welcoming reception area, updated and consolidated administration spaces, and much-needed research space. Exterior improvements will also be included to give the two buildings a refreshed façade and provide a unified appearance. chelsea@uky.edu


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=45

Delta Gamma Sorority Renovation/Addition

Project Schedule: June 2021 - July 2022
Project includes an early abatement and demolition package to be completed Summer 2021 and Renovation of existing building including (11,380 GSF) and new addition (2,500 GSF +/-) beginning Fall 2021. Interior modernization includes building systems upgrades, accessibility upgrades, reconfiguration of interior spaces, and interior finish material upgrades. Addition will include expanded usable programmatic space along with a new elevator for the building. Questions regarding this project may be directed to Angela Walton at angela.walton@uky.edu


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=40

Frazee Hall Modernization

Project Schedule: January 2021 - July 2022
The Frazee Hall Modernization project will provide 22,081 gsf of space. The $15M modernization will revitalize the facility with a total renovation of the existing building, enhancements to the building envelope, a new elevator, two new stair towers, and the construction of a connector to the Gatton Student Center. The connector will provide ADA accessibility via vertical circulation, and address floor elevations between buildings. The interior space will be configured to facilitate today’s educational needs while remaining flexible to allow future change. Upgrades to the existing mechanical, electrical and other building systems are included in the scope of work. Upon completion in July, 2022, the building will be occupied by the Center for Support & Intervention, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Family Programs & K Week, Office of Student Conduct, Residence Life, Dean of Students, and the Bias Incident Support Services. For a detailed plan of the construction area and sidewalk adjustments see the map. For more information regarding this project visit the UKnow article here. Questions regarding this project may be directed to Sandy Redmon at sredmon@uky.edu


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=36

Construction Around Chem-Phys

Project Schedule: Summer 2020 - TBD
Funkhouser Drive, Library Drive and portions of Rose street will be fenced off, with no access to pedestrians, throughout the Fall 2020 Semester. This includes the walkways between Funkhouser and Breckinridge Hall as well as many others. Facilities Management, working in collaboration with Transportation Services, Environmental Health and Safety and the Office of Institutional Equity, has developed an accessible route around the site as well as signage to assist with campus navigation. For a detailed plan of construction fencing and pedestrian detours see the map. The closures are due to the modernization of UK's Chemistry-Physics Building, utility work on Rose Street. For more information on the Modernization of Chemistry Physics Building visit this UKnow Article.


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=37

Chem-Phys Renewal & Modernization

Project Schedule: January 2018 - June 2022
Renovations in the Chemistry-Physics Building will provide centralized state-of-the-art laboratories, accompanying offices, and collaboration spaces on the third floor. The project includes the creation of modern wet-bench research labs and computational spaces, replacement of the building exterior, stair tower, freight elevator, and roof; construction of a new loading dock and entrance additions; and mechanical upgrades in the penthouse. This is a multi-phase project. The first phase included relocating staff from the third floor to other areas within Chem Physics or to Blazer Dining and an early abatement and demolition package that included 3rd floor and stair tower demolition. Additional phases in the project that include South Atrium Addition, Third Floor Skin Replacement, Third Floor Renovation, Service Elevator Addition, Egress Stair Addition, North Entrance Addition, First and Second Floor Skin Replacement, and Loading Dock Addition. All project phases are currently scheduled to be complete by June 2022. For more information regarding this project visit the UKnow article here


Link directly to this project: http://construction.uky.edu/projects.aspx?ProjID=38