I’m not sure what we’re going to invent in the new building, but I can’t wait to find out . . .
Davis Marksbury at the
October 6, 2009 groundbreaking ceremony

One unique feature of the Davis Marksbury Building is that it offers no classrooms. It is a structure dedicated to research. Its open design encourages collaboration among UK faculty as well as other institutions across a broad spectrum of disciplines. Stimulating research opportunities combined with the layout’s generous lab space promises groundbreaking methods and new technologies, whether “opening” fragile ancient texts while leaving them physically intact to building inexpensive, high-performing supercomputer clusters. Other endeavors are connecting engineering and computer science to better surgery methods, autism, 3D facial recognition, surveillance, film and revolutionary breakthroughs in emerging fields.