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Lucas

Building Number: 0360
Building Code: AC
Assignable Square Feet: 69,661
Gross Square Feet: 108,238
Construction Year: 1981
Original Cost: $6,456,179
Replacement Cost: $35,257,930
Ground Breaking Date: October 18, 1979
Dedication Date: July 15, 1982
Occupancy Date: May 1, 1981


The Lucas Administrative Center has eight floors and is constructed of poured and precast concrete and dark glass. It houses the university's executive offices and most university administrative offices, including registrar, admissions, bursar, and student financial assistance offices. A unique feature of the building is a large clock located on three sides of the north stairtower.

In 1994, the Administrative Center was named in honor of Regent Emeritus Kenneth R. Lucas, whose years of dedicated service as a founding regent (1968-1991), benefactor, and community leader have greatly contributed to NKU's development as a dynamic institution of higher education. His vision and commitment have fostered educational opportunities for the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond.

Project Team:
Northern Kentucky Architects Consortium (Architect) KZF, Inc. (Mechanical Engineer) Senler, Campbell & Associates, Inc. (Structural Engineer) Charles V. Maescher & Co., Inc. (General Contractor)