UK launches website for new health education building

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (June 8, 2022) — A new website is available to provide ongoing and updated information on the construction of the University of Kentucky Health Education Building (HEB).

The building will be the future site of world-class medical education facilities for the UK College of Medicine and associated programs and services for the UK Colleges of Public Health, Health Sciences and Nursing. This new facility will be the hub of health education and prepare the next generation of health leaders to help Kentuckians and everyone else live longer, healthier lives.

The inauguration of the building is expected to take place in early 2024 and completion in late 2026.

“In our commitment as the University of Kentucky for Kentucky, and with our vision of a healthier Commonwealth, it is essential that we continue to expand and improve programs for learners across the continuum of health care. in a transdisciplinary way to continue to develop a high-quality healthcare workforce for Kentucky,” said UK Provost Robert DiPaola, MD

In April, the state legislature approved the budget, which includes $250 million in state bonding authority that, along with funding from university sources, will be allocated for the construction of this new building.

Recently, Turner Construction Company was chosen as the construction manager for the project. Turner’s presence in Kentucky dates back to building a concrete plant for the American Woolen Company in 1924. Since then, they have completed more than $1.1 billion in construction projects throughout Kentucky, from a value ranging from 100,000 to 450 million dollars. Their works portfolio includes projects of varying complexity for clients such as the UK, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of North America, Kentucky Speedway and the Army Corps of Engineers.

The architects and designers of the project have also been selected. JRA Architects and HOK will help make the Health Education Building a state-of-the-art facility with state-of-the-art technology and modern design, enhancing the educational experience for the next generation of healthcare leaders in Kentucky .

JRA Architects is a Lexington-based company with over 75 years of experience and HOK has used its planning and design expertise – including architecture, interiors, healthcare consultancy, planning and design. laboratory design, medical education planning and engineering – helping to create and improve academic medical environments for over 65 years.

To follow HEB’s progress, visit

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