Messer Construction Co. project University of Kentucky Residential Renewal

Residential Renewal - University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY


  • Assignment: Construction Manager 
  • Architect: Sherman Carter Barnheart
  • Mechanical Engineer: Staggs & Fisher Consulting Engineers, Inc. 
  • Structural Engineer: Structural Design Group
  • Civil Engineer: Sherman Carter Barnheart


The Residential Renewal will create a more vibrant campus life for students in the largest and quickest housing expansion in UK’s history.


This is UK's largest and fastest housing expansion in history.

  • During this five-year building program on-campus increased from 6,000 to approximately 9,000 beds in multiple phases.
    • 356,000 sf, 771-bed University Flats apartment-style with separate wings for undergraduate and graduate students.
    • 171,000 sf, 600-bed Central Hall I and Central Hall II.
    • 291,000 sf, 818-bed Woodland Glen I & Woodland Glen II.
    • 285,000 sf, 706-bed Champions Court I.
    • 154,000 sf, 425-bed Champions Court II.
    • 152,200 sf, 332-bed Haggin Hall.
    • 596,100 sf, 1,608-bed Woodland Glen III, Woodland Glen IV and Woodland Glen V.
    • 434,170 sf, 1,139-bed Limestone I & Limestone II.

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