The University of Kentucky opened the first phase of its $265 million health research facility in September of 2018. Located in Lexington, the six-story, 300,000-sf building accommodates the study of health disparities in conditions including cancer, diabetes, obesity, and substance abuse. Designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, the multidisciplinary research facility features open labs with collocated computational and wet bench space. The first phase of construction included completion of the first three floors and parts of the basement level. The facility will eventually accommodate up to 100 principal investigators working in collaboration with engineers, social workers, behavioral scientists, and economists. The project team included Jacobs Engineering Group and Affiliated Engineers with Champlin Architecture as executive architect and architect of record. Ground was broken on the facility in October of 2015.