University of Kentucky Moves Ahead on Pair of Innovative Projects

Rendering of the new UK Agriculture Research Facility

The University of Kentucky is set to enhance its campus with two major projects: the construction of a new College of Agriculture, Food and Environment (CAFE) Agriculture Research Facility and the renovation of historic Scovell Hall.

BHDP is designing the $213 million Agriculture Research Facility alongside Flad Architects. The 255,000-SF facility, scheduled for completion in 2027, will feature a 250-seat auditorium, laboratories, greenhouses, and collaborative spaces. It will serve as the hub for UK's agricultural research, housing departments such as horticulture, entomology, animal and food sciences, plant and soil sciences, as well as specialized labs.

Elsewhere on campus, contractor Congleton-Hacker is renovating the historic Scovell Hall, which is set for completion in 2026. 

“We are thrilled to support the University of Kentucky’s mission with the new CAFE Agriculture Research Facility,” said Alejandro J. Medina, Senior Project Manager on the project. “This state-of-the-art facility will not only propel agricultural research forward but also inspire new innovations. We're excited about how this project is expanding our relationship with the University of Kentucky as a whole and specifically with the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment."

BHDP is also working with the University of Kentucky on the Martin-Gatton Agricultural Sciences Building.

See additional news coverage on School Construction News (the project details above have been updated to reflect the current project trajectory). 

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Kaitlyn Dwenger

Kaitlyn Dwenger, Marketing and Communications Specialist

Kaitlyn Dwenger is a member of the marketing team at BHDP. As a Marketing and Communications Specialist, she captures the stories happening inside and outside the firm through internal communications, public relations, and social media.

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