Building Number: 0131
Building Code: GH
Assignable Square Feet: 64, 492
Gross Square Feet: 133,600
Construction Year: 2011
Original Cost: $46,877,471
Replacement Value: $61,995,373
Ground Breaking Date: May 28, 2009
Occupancy Date: 2011
Dedication Date: October 10, 2011
Griffin Hall (Center for Informatics), NKU's newest academic building, anchors a campus quad, known as the West Quad, bordered by the Student Union, Nunn Hall, Founders Hall and the Dorothy Westerman Herrmann Natural Science Center. Griffin Hall houses the College of Informatics, consisting of the academic departments of Business Informatics, Computer Science and Communication, as well as Informatics+, the new talent engine for the region in data, media and technology. The building achieved LEED Silver certification, and is NKU's first LEED certified building.
The result of a national design competition, the building's unique architecture has become an icon for the campus. Classrooms and labs are located on floors one to three, with faculty offices on floors four and five. The digitorium, a 120-seat reconfigurable auditorium with a floor-to-ceiling digital media wall, is the heart of the building.
Griffin Hall received a Build Kentucky Award from the Association of General Contractors, Kentucky in 2012.
Architect: Goody Clancy
Local Architect: McGill Smith Punshon, Inc.
Engineers: Consentini Associates, Inc.; Richmond So; Kohrs Lonneman Heil Engineers
Special Consultants: Acentech, Inc.; Vermeulens, Inc.; Rickes Associates; Rolf Jensen & Associates, Inc.; Theatre Projects Consultants; Vivian Llambi & Associates
Construction Manager: Turner Construction