Funded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the students, who voted to increase student dues to pay for the updates, the project added 6 basketball courts, 17,000 s.f. of weight/fitness space, 3 multi-purpose rooms, a gym for indoor soccer and floor hockey, an indoor rock climbing wall, a new 8 lane competition pool, and study areas for students. The project is expected to create 100 student jobs and engage more students on campus. The exterior features a glass curtainwall that spans the entire building, bringing in more natural light.
The project is certified LEED Gold - the most efficient facility on campus. It features a geothermal system; native plants and landscaping that reduce water irrigation by 50 percent and a reduction in waste that was sent to landfills [by 75 percent].