Construction on the dining facility first began in 2014 and completed in less than a year.
Located across the street from William T. Young Library, the 80,000-square-foot, $32 million building is part of a 15-year partnership between the university and Aramark, a national food service contracting company. As part of the partnership, Aramark is funding nearly $70 million in new and renovated facilities for dining services across UK’s campus.
Calhoun Construction Services served as a Trade Contractor self performing the work on the drywall, ceiling, metal framing, millwork, doors and hardware frames for the structure within the University of Kentucky. The 90 is a 1,000-seat dining hall for a Taco Bell and Aqua Sushi restaurant located within the university.
In addition, a research institute aimed at bolstering the use of locally grown food, class rooms and administrative offices are also located in The 90.