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University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business and Economics Building Renovation and Expansion

  • The University of Kentucky wanted a more technologically advanced facility to meet the needs of an increasing enrollment of business students at Gatton College. Skanska expanded the existing building to incorporate 40 percent more learning spaces, including collaborative study areas, technology-enabled classrooms and a real-time financial trading environment.
  • University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business and Economics Building Renovation and Expansion
  • University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business and Economics Building Renovation and Expansion
  • University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business and Economics Building Renovation and Expansion
  • University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business and Economics Building Renovation and Expansion
  • University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business and Economics Building Renovation and Expansion
  • University of Kentucky, Gatton College of Business and Economics Building Renovation and Expansion

Skanska provided preconstruction and construction management services for the renovation and expansion of the University of Kentucky's Gatton Building, which included renovating approximately 139,000-SF of existing space and a 60,000-SF expansion. The classrooms include both tiered and flat classrooms furnished with state-of-the-art projection systems as well as smaller breakout rooms to facilitate high impact peer-to-peer learning. The complex contains signature spaces, including a large auditorium, trading floor and innovative laboratories to support action learning, creative problem solving and leadership development. The faculty and administration component consists of office space for faculty, staff and graduate assistants. The building allows Gatton College to educate more strong and principled business leaders as part of the university's increased enrollment. At the start of the project, the building served 2,800 students. Now after renovations, it can hold up to 4000 students.

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