Ritchie Hall

Ritchie Hall is the north tower of the $78.5 million Earth, Energy & Environment Center, which opened in 2018.

Ritchie Hall is named in honor of Scott Ritchie, a 1954 KU alumnus who founded an oil and gas exploration company, and Carol Ritchie of Wichita, who donated $12 million. It amalgamates teaching and laboratory spaces formerly housed in Lindley, Nichols, and Moore halls and the Multidisciplinary Research Building.

The 162-seat Dixon Auditorium in Ritchie Hall is designed for engaged learning by students and faculty collaborating in class, as are two smaller classrooms. Its laboratories are designed to be easily restructured to meet the needs of new research projects. 

Besides being connected to Slawson Hall, Ritchie is also connected to Lindley Hall to the east by an enclosed walkway and to the School of Engineering’s Learned Hall by an enclosed walkway bridge across Naismith Drive.

Ritchie Hall

1414 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045