Bioscience and Technology Business Center
2029 Becker Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047

Gould Evans Associates of Lawrence designed this two-story, 20,000-square-foot building northwest of the School of Pharmacy on Becker Drive in west campus, and construction began in fall 2009. The $7.25-million building houses laboratories and office space for start-up companies, emerging technology businesses, and collaborations involving KU researchers and large technology firms.

Blake Hall
1541 Lilac Ln
Lawrence, KS 66044

The first hall on this site was a physics building designed by State Architect Seymour Davis in imitation of a French chateau admired by physics professor Lucien I. Blake. A dapper man with a vivacious personality, Blake was also a noted scientist in electricity, thermodynamics and X-rays. 

220 Indiana St.
Lawrence, KS 66044

Opened at ceremonies Feb. 28, 2009, that also acknowledged the 40th anniversary of women’s athletics at KU, the 16,000-square-foot boathouse was designed by Peterson Architects of Cambridge, Mass., and Treanor Architects of Lawrence.

Booth Family Hall of Athletics
Allen Fieldhouse
1651 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

In June 2005, construction began on the hall of athletics on the east face of the fieldhouse. The two-story, 26,000-square-foot facility was designed by HOK Sport+Venue+Event of Kansas City, Mo., and opened Jan. 21, 2006. It houses a hall of fame for Kansas athletes and sports, with a special emphasis on the contributions of James Naismith, inventor of basketball, KU's first basketball coach and a longtime faculty member; and Forrest C. "Phog" Allen, KU's great coach, who played for Naismith.

Bridwell Botany Research Laboratory
2031 Constant Ave
Lawrence, KS 66047

Francis H. Snow, one of the first three professors at the university, held the natural history chair and founded KU’s botanical collection, which was housed in old and new Snow halls. Ronald L. McGregor, herbarium director 1954-88, oversaw a huge expansion in specimens, and to accommodate it the collection was moved to this 9,000-square-foot redbrick building in west campus, designed by George Beal, in 1966. The research laboratory and herbarium are affiliated with the Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute.

Broadcasting Hall KPR
1120 E 11th St.
Lawrence, KS 66046

Completed and opened in September 2003, the building houses Kansas Public Radio, a consortium of three northeast Kansas public-radio stations of which KANU 91.5-FM is the flagship. It has five production studios, a music library and a performance hall seating 50. It was funded by donations from Hortense Oldfather, the Sunderland Foundation and the Endowment Association; von Achen Chartered Architects designed the new structure, which adjoins the Baehr Audio-Reader Center.

Budig Hall/Hoch Auditoria
1455 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045

Named for Gene A. Budig, chancellor 1981-94, and dedicated Oct. 31, 1997, it replaced the building that was designed in the Collegiate Gothic style by State Architect Charles D. Cuthbert and that opened as University Auditorium in 1927; it was named in 1938 for former Kansas Gov. Edward W. Hoch (1905-09).

Burge Union
1601 Irving Hill Road
Lawrence, KS 66045

Burge Union, opened in 1979 and named for Frank Burge, longtime director of the Memorial Unions, will close in March 2016 and be razed and rebuilt using mostly funds from student fees. Plans are being finalized, but the new building should be about 33,500 square feet and have 1.5 stories and a basement. It is one of several projects planned for the west side of the Central District; others are a new residence hall, students apartments, utility plant, parking garage, and an integrated science building.

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.

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.


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