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Capitol Federal Hall
1645 Naismith Drive
Lawrence , KS 66045

Construction continues on the four-story Capitol Federal Hall, the new School of Business building south of Robinson Center and east of Allen Fieldhouse on Naismith Drive. The $65.7 million, 166,000-square-foot structure was designed by Gensler of Chicago, partnered locally by Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Buck of Kansas City; it is being constructed entirely through private funding. The building completion is scheduled for fall 2016.

Building
Carruth-O’Leary Hall
1246 W Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66044

This building opened in 1955 as a men's residence hall and was converted in 1965 to offices and classrooms for academic departments such as English, classics and Romance languages. Since 1986 it has housed the Department of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, the comptroller’s office, Institutional Research and Planning and Design and Construction Management.

Building
Center for Design Research
2544 Westbrooke Circle
Lawrence, KS 66049

This new facility for collaborative research in sustainable energy, which adjoins Chamney House on the south, was dedicated July 16, 2011. An 1,820-square-foot, one-story stone building, it was funded by donations to and designed and built by about 20 architecture students in Studio 804, a program of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning.

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Chamney House
2545 W. Bob Billings Parkway
Lawrence, KS 66045

In September 1963, KU Endowment acquired this 130-acre property, house, barn, and outbuildings from the Chamney family, leading Lawrence dairy farmers since 1912.

The School of Fine Arts used the house in the early 1970s for interior design classes and craft studios. It also housed the Center for Design Research until summer 2011, when a new, energy-efficient structure south of the house opened.

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Chancellor’s residence "The Outlook"
1532 Lilac Lane
Lawrence, KS 66045

In 1912, Lawrence banker Jabez B. Watkins (1845-1921) built the three-story, 26-room house designed by W.J. Mitchell for himself and his wife, Elizabeth Miller Watkins. She lived in the home until her death in 1939, willing it to the university as a chancellor’s residence. It replaced the original brick chancellor’s residence at 1345 Louisiana St. 

Chancellor Deane W. Malott and his family were the first to live in the home. The first floor is used for receptions and other public functions; the upper stories are family living quarters. 

Fountain
Chi Omega Fountain
West end of Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS

The fountain was authorized in October 1952 as a memorial to alumnae on the 50th anniversary of the founding of Lambda chapter at KU. Students, alumni and friends donated about $5,000 to the construction fund; the balance of the $11,800 cost was contributed by KU Endowment’s Elizabeth M. Watkins Fund.

Artwork
Classic Jayhawk
In front of the Kansas Union
Lawrence, KS

Katie Kring, 2003

In 2003 the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau sponsored “Jayhawks on Parade,” a five-month exhibit of 5-foot, molded fiberglass Jayhawks decorated in themes including Vincent van Gogh, patchwork quilts, cubism, mosaics, and abstractionism. The 30 Jayhawks were decorated by area artists and placed around Lawrence; many later were auctioned for charity.

Building
Construction & Landscape Building
1603 Westbrooke
Lawrence, KS 66046

Part of the Facilities Services Complex, it has offices and shops for carpenters, painters, plumbers, steamfitters, lock shop, moving crew, storage, recycling facilities, etc.

Building
Corbin Residence Hall
420 W. 11th St. Lawrence
Lawrence, KS 66045

Opened in 1923 as the first residence hall at KU, the women’s hall was named — despite her protests — in honor of Alberta Corbin, an 1893 alumna and professor of German who was a suffragist leader, first university “adviser of women” and an advocate of women’s housing. The original, south building, designed by State Architect Ray Gamble in the English colonial style, was on the site of the university’s first building, North College (1866). In 1951 North Corbin, housing 180 more women, opened; in 1958 the buildings were connected, and both were renovated in the 1990s.

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Crawford Community Center

The 1892 home of Juanita Strait, bequeathed to KU Endowment at her death in 2002, was refurbished as a community center for the scholarship halls that surround it and an office and apartment for the scholarship-halls complex director. Mrs. Strait, a longtime piano teacher, was the widow of Reginald Strait, a physical education professor, and she had befriended many scholarship-hall students. 


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