Jayhawker Towers Apartments

1603 W. 15th St. Lawrence, KS 66045

This apartment complex, opened Sept. 30, 1969, was bought by KU in 1980. It is designed for single, nontraditional, upper-classmen or transfer students in four towers; a fifth tower has a service center, commons and Academic Resource Center. All apartments are two-bedroom and shared by either two or four residents. The project, designed by Woodward & Cape of Dallas, was the brainchild of alumni K.S. Adams, W.W. Keeler, and Stanley Learned.

Since fall 2009, major renovations totaling about $14 million were done in Tower A and Tower D. The project, designed by Slemmons Associates of Topeka, includes new windows, wiring, air-conditioning, and elevators as well as remodeled interiors. Renovations of Towers B and C and the construction of a community center will proceed at a later date.