UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY ACADEMIC SCIENCE BUILDING
The New Academic Science Building will be based on a projected enrollment of
6,000 incoming students per year with added shelled spaces that are required
to accommodate a projected enrollment of 6,000 incoming students per year.
The program contains 90,785 net assignable square feet of academic space.
It accommodates the teaching labs for chemistry, general biology, micro and
neurobiology along with required preparatory and support spaces. There are
two large lecture halls – one at 300 seats and the other at 200 seats; a number
of technology enhanced active learning (TEAL) classrooms of varying sizes, the
chemistry department office, the general chemistry office, offices for lecturers,
academic coordinators, and other staff, advising suites, meeting rooms,
informal student spaces, a café and building support spaces. In addition the
program includes shelled space for research.
- Serving over 35,000 students a year
- 95% of Chemistry teaching will move to ASB, reducing the load on Chem-Phys by 60% (some upper-division/graduate small classes will stay in Chem-Phys)
- Introductory Biology labs for science students and teachers will move to
- Utilization of 13 Lower-division wet labs: over 80%
- Utilization of 5 upper-division wet labs: 25-50% for classes plus additional use for student research
- Utilization of 2 Lecture Hall utilization: 80%
- Utilization of 3x120 TEAL Rooms: 90%