Grehan Building for Interdisciplinary Engineering

Grehan Building for Interdisciplinary Engineering

Lexington, KY

Located in the College of Engineering core campus, the 1951 Enoch Grehan Building renovation and addition project leverages nearly 45,000 SF of interdisciplinary learning and research space in the center of UK’s campus.

RATIO as Design Architect in association with Murphy Group Architects.
University of Kentucky
44,121 SF

The new 3-story connector serves as Engineering’s most utilized back door as a new entry building positioned between the existing Grehan and McVey buildings. The connector provides a secondary arrival experience for students, faculty and staff, but also links the misaligned buildings with universal accessibility and collaborative soft space.

The interior of Grehan is completely reimagined with widened circulation corridors, new labs and fabrication space, GA suites, departmental office and general-use classrooms with active learning technology. Abundant daylight and outward views to nature are enhanced throughout the center of the structure with the introduction of a new roof-top daylight monitor running the length of the central spine.