Expected to open in 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2016) — The University of Louisville held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for its $80 million state-of-the-art, four-story, 161,000-square-foot academic building that will enhance learning and provide academic and career services to its students.
The building, expected to open for the fall 2018 semester, will house 17 classrooms, science labs, group study areas, gathering spaces, food service options, a student success center, advising and career services and a new Teaching Academy.
“This building will directly impact student success,” said acting president Neville Pinto. “First, it will address the severe lack of classroom space for our undergraduate students. Second, it will allow us to combine several key student services in one location, making it easier for our students to get the support they need. And it will allow us, through our Teaching Academy, to share resources and ideas that will enable our faculty to more efficiently and effectively teach our students.”
The new facility will be built on the site that previously housed Crawford Gym. Built in the 1960s, Crawford once served as the practice facility for the UofL basketball and swimming programs and then as home to the Department of Health and Sports Science. Those offices have been moved to the Swain Student Activities Center.