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Landrum Academic Center

Building Number: 0300
Building Code: LA
Assignable Square Feet: 61,093
Gross Square Feet: 100,500
Construction Year: 1976
Original Cost: $4,919,371
Replacement Cost: $42,530,045
Ground Breaking Date: May 1, 1975
Dedication Date: November 6, 1976

Constructed of precast concrete, Landrum anchors the north end of the Central Plaza.  Home to many undergraduate classes, it is the busiest of NKU's classroom buildings. It has five floors and two large newly renovated lecture halls, numerous classrooms, labs, and faculty offices. The departments and programs located in this facility include: History and Geography; English; World Languages and Literatures; Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy; and, WNKU Radio. Also part of this facility is the Landrum Annex which houses University Printing and Mail Distribution Services.

The Landrum Academic Center is named for Mr. Charles O. Landrum, a founder of Northern Kentucky University. His involvement proved invaluable to the early development of this institution; his vast professional experience, gained as a world renowned airport consultant and engineer, lent much to the realization of this university. An outstanding community leader, Charlie Landrum served in innumerable civic positions. He served as a Regent of Northern from 1968 through 1974 and continued to serve in the capacity as Regent Emeritus.

Project Team:

Architect: Edward J. Beiting, Jr. P.S.C. 

Mechanical Engineer: Maxfield, Edwards & Backer

Structural Engineer: American Engineering Company

General Contractor: Universal Contracting Corp.