Central District

Aerial photograph of Gray-Little Hall in KU's Central District

A Transformation

The University of Kansas has transformed its Central District into a new hub of education and research so we can expand our mission as a flagship research university. This once-in-a-generation project addresses immediate infrastructure needs and positions the university for excellence for decades to come. The focal point of the Central District is the new Integrated Science Building, which comprises 280,000 square feet of space for teaching, learning and interdisciplinary research in chemistry, medicinal chemistry, physics, molecular biosciences and related fields.

Douglas A. Girod

"I’ve spoken often about our mission and our aspirations to be recognized among the nation’s top public research universities. The Central District gives us the resources to continue that mission and achieve those aspirations like never before."

Douglas A. Girod