Central Bank Center-Replacement Rupp Arena Modifications

Central Bank Center Expansion and Rupp Arena Renovation

Lexington, KY


  • Assignment: General Contractor 
  • Architect: NBBJ Architects
  • Mechanical Engineer: ME Engineers
  • Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
  • Civil Engineer: Strand Associates


This multi-phased, occupied replacement and modification project includes 100,000 sf of new exhibit hall space, demolition of the Jefferson Street Bridge, new University of Kentucky Hospitality Clubs, new upper-level seating, larger bathrooms and additional meeting spaces and parking structures.


  • Rupp Arena remained open for all games and events throughout the duration of construction.
  • Replacement of the existing central utility plant that services Rupp Arena, Hyatt Regency Hotel and Lexington Convention Center remained in operation throughout all phases of replacement.
  • Our proactive on-site leadership coordinated construction activities to the minute to ensure no disruption to plant operations. This included low-impact demolition work in the evening.
  • Photo credit: Chris Phebus, Architect + Photographer, www.phebusphotography.com

Other Projects in Our Region

  • Nashville SC GEODIS Park Stadium

    Nashville SC Stadium – GEODIS Park – Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County

    View project
  • Knoxville Public Safety

    Public Safety Complex – City of Knoxville

    View project
  • Terminal Garage C and Airport Administration Building – Nashville International Airport (BNA)

    View project
  • Patriot Park Building 5

    View project
  • Exterior photo of WOSU Public Media Headquarters at dusk

    WOSU Public Media Headquarters – Campus Partners

    View project
  • alkermes expansion

    Fill Line 6 Expansion – Alkermes

    View project