University of Kentucky
College of Public Health Building
Championing a healthier world
Considerable growth in the University of Kentucky's College of Public Health over recent years has given rise to a new facility that will gather all departments under one roof, establishing a visible, modern identity for the program. Dedicated to the pursuit of positive health outcomes for all, this space will support instruction and research that addresses these important issues for populations close to home and across the world.
The new building is located between the academic campus to the north, student housing to the east, and the hospital and healthcare campus to the south, underscoring the importance of interdisciplinary scholarship in our understanding of public health. Its design features a tall trellis canopy that shades a broad entry porch along the north glass façade, welcoming those who arrive from the academic core of campus as well as the student residences.
A series of classrooms and lecture spaces flank the spacious entry study lobby. Faculty offices and data-driven research spaces occupy the upper three floors of the building and share an atrium to encourage connection between faculty and the student spaces on the ground floor. Faculty and students interact along with teaching assistants in a series of glass-lined huddle spaces surrounding the atrium.
A historic 1905 structure that occupies a portion of the site is incorporated into the building design, reflecting the legacy of foundational structures on campus.
Flad Architects (architectural programming and design, interior design), JRA Architects (architect of record)