Lisa Kring, director of Building and Event Services, left, and Mark L. Reiske, associate director of KU Facilities Planning and Development, right, pass between the new Burge Union, pictured at right, and the new 280,000-square-foot Integrated Science Building, left. Both buildings are integral parts of KU's new Central District.
The new 33,000-square-foot Burge Union at KU, center left, will open April 2, 2018. At right is the Integrated Science Building, which is projected to be open this summer.
The Forum, located inside KU's new Burge Union, is a 10,500-square-foot public event space featuring state-of-the-art audio/video capabilities. It can host up to 1,000 guests.
This area of KU's new Burge Union, near the north entrance, will house the Roasterie coffee shop and the Hawk Shop convenience store.
The offices for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center and the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity will be located near this west entrance on the first floor of KU's new Burge Union. The stairs at right lead to the offices of Legal Services for Students, a reflection space and a lactation room.
This large second-floor bathroom in KU's new Burge Union offers a space for religious students to wash themselves before praying.
This view shows the west exterior of KU's new Burge Union, center, with the new Central Utility plant at right and the Integrated Science Building pictured at left. The Jayhawk Trail, an accessible, multi-use path connecting campus from the Kansas Union to the West District, runs between the student union and the new science building.