New Building

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  • Kraus Building Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • Aerial photos of the Kraus Building, March 2019
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building a legacy

In September 2016, the Board of Regents approved the Edward Henry Kraus Natural Science Building to become the School of Kinesiology's new home in 2020. Designed by renowned architect Albert Kahn, whose other campus masterpieces include Burton Memorial Tower, Hill Auditorium, and Hatcher Graduate Library, the Kraus Building has been a university landmark since 1915. We are honored to be the newest residents of this beautiful and historic structure.

Our goal, after a transformative renovation, is to have all of our facilities—classrooms, laboratories, academic and career advising offices, collaboration spaces, and more—in one amazing location right in the heart of central campus. For the first time in our school’s history, all our faculty, students, staff, and research will be together under one roof.

The slideshow above contains the very first renderings of our new space, including the lobby, commons, classrooms, and research areas. Keep visiting this page to see the latest updates as our transformation begins to take shape.

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A Work in Progress

Track the progress of our new building through these monthly updates.

May 2019

  • Fence graphics have been installed.
  • Demolition is winding down; renovation will begin mid-month.
  • Window installation will begin mid-month.
  • The North University entrance will be cleaned and repaired.
  • Restoration of exterior terra cotta will begin.
  • Irrigation work around the perimeter of the building will begin.
  • See the newest photos on our Flickr account at!

April 2019

  • Underground work on the building's lower level continues.
  • Courtyard work will begin mid-month. (See the newest aerial photos of courtyard prep in progress on our Flickr account at!)
  • Faculty are giving input on their research space layout.
  • Classroom interior design planning is beginning.

March 2019

  • Demolition is progressing nicely. (Check out the aerial views of the building on our Flickr account at
  • The 4th floor has mostly been torn out and the rebuild is beginning.
  • A crane has been installed for heavy lifting of steel beams and other materials.