UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WILDCAT COAL LODGE
This project consists of a new building of approximately 24,000 GSF to replace
the existing Wildcat Lodge to house the UK Men’s Basketball players in addition
to other non-athlete students. The building will include a controlled main entry
way, with combination living/bedroom spaces, a common space, with dining
and gaming rooms. In addition, it will have a team meeting room and public
restrooms in all common areas. The first floor of the building houses all of the
building’s common spaces, kitchen, and hall director apartment. The second
and third floors contain all of the resident rooms and contain both single and
double occupant room configurations. A partial basement and penthouse are
also included to house the building’s mechanical systems.
The project will be located in an existing parking lot near the intersection of Rose
Street and College View Avenue and will face the recently completed Craft
Center from which the building’s design vocabulary is derived.