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List of Brigham Young University buildings

This list of Brigham Young University buildings catalogs the current and no-longer-existent structures of Brigham Young University (BYU), a private, coeducational research university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) located in Provo, Utah, United States. BYU's buildings exceed 300 in number and cover the university's 560 acres (2.3 km2) of property. Due to the number of buildings of BYU campus for residences see List of Brigham Young University residence halls.

Academic facilities

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Benson (Ezra Taft) Building BNSN 1995 Building is a science building, primarily housing the offices and classrooms of the chemistry department. [1][2][3]
Brimhall (George H.) Building BRMB 1918 Originally built as a one story building. It housed the Student Army Training Corps as its first function, since it was completed during World War I. It was then called the mechanical arts building. After the SATC was no longer on BYU campus the building was used by the department of mechanical arts for such things as black smithing and woodworking classes. In 1935 the second and third stories were added and the building was renamed in honor of George H. Brimhall, who had been BYU president when it was built. Another renovation was done in 1984 which expanded the structure. At this point the building housed several programs of the Department of Visual Arts. In 2004 the building underwent significant renovation and then became the location of BYU's Department of Communications. [1][2][4]
BYU Conference Center CONF 1982 The Brigham Young University Conference Center (CONF)is located on the northeastern part of the BYU campus, with great views of the nearby mountains, and shares a lobby with the Harman Continuing Education Building (HCEB). The Conference Center is primarily used for university sponsored conferences and events, but is also available for family events, and may be utilized as a space to have an off-site meeting or meal for a business or other organization.

The BYU Conference Center has two main levels with available conference space. The lower level features nine rooms, with large boardroom tables, and seven medium rooms that may be set to meet most of your event needs. The main level features a registration or check-in room, an auditorium that seats up to 300 people, a large banquet hall that can seat up to 250 people for buffet luncheons and dinners, and an additional ten rooms varying in size. These rooms may be set to meet your event needs. The Conference Center also features a large outdoor covered pavilion, often used for summer banquets and wedding receptions, and a large grass field. The BYU Conference Center has an on-site multi-media center, and can meet most audio-visual requests for your event. Call 801-422-7700 during regular business hours to schedule your conference event. .||[1][2][5]

Centennial Carillon Tower BELL 1975 152 feet tall with 52 bells. [1][2][6]
Chemicals Management Building CMB 1993 [1][2]
Clark (Herald R.) Building HRCB 1952 Originally known as the Student Service Center, one of the main functions of this building when it was built was housing the BYU bookstore, a function it continued until the bookstore relocated to its current location in the Wilkinson Student Center.[7] The Clark building also from very early one housed various academic departments. For example, until about 1965 this was the location of the journalism department of BYU. The building is currently the headquarters of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. [1][2][8][9]
Clark (J. Reuben) Building (Law School) JRCB 1975 [1][2]
Clyde (W.W.) Engineering Building CB 1973 The Clyde Building houses the College of Engineering and Technology. More than 40 percent of the total floor space is used for laboratory instruction and research in electrical, chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering, as well as for engineering analysis and interdepartmental functions. It also houses a solid-state laboratory, many large study rooms, and facilities for environmental, high-pressure, saline water, thermodynamics, nuclear, and transport processes research. [1][2][10]
Crabtree (Roland A.) Technology Building CTB 1985 [1][2]
Ellsworth (Leo B.) Building ELLB 1980 [1][2]
Engineering Projects Lab EPL 1970 [1][2]
Eyring (Carl F.) Science Center ESC 1950 Named after Carl F. Eyring who was a BYU professor. This building contains the Royden G. Derrick Planetarium. Eyring was an acoustical physicist and dean of BYU's College of Arts and Sciences, the predecessor of about five of the current colleges. [1][2][11][12]
Faculty Office Building FOB 1968 This building began in the 1950s as ticket offices, but when the adjacent stadium was replaced by the Edwards Stadium, the old ticket offices were expanded and turned into the faculty office building. [1][2][13]
Former Presidents' Home FPH 1925 This is the location of the offices of BYU's Graduate Studies [1][2][14]
Grant (Heber J.) Building HGB 1925 The Heber J. Grant Building was originally the BYU Library. After the library moved to its current location at the Harold B. Lee Library the building has served many functions. For a time it housed the BYU Honors Program. It was also the first location of the BYU Faculty Center. Currently it houses the BYU Testing Center, the Religious Studies Center and also has a few classrooms. [1][2][15][16]
Harman (Caroline Hemenway) Building HCEB 1982 [1][2]
Harris (Franklin S.) Fine Arts Center HFAC 1964 Named after Franklin S. Harris, the HFAC (colloquially known as the FiSHFAC) houses the School of Music, the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the Department of Visual Arts, BYU Broadcasting, and the Division of Design and Production. It has various classrooms, as well as 53 practice rooms and four art galleries. The building also houses several concert and play halls—the largest which is the De Jong Concert Hall. [1][2][17]
Johnson (Doran) House East JNEH 1965 [1][2]
Kimball (Spencer W.) Tower SWKT 1981 Named after Spencer W. Kimball, the SWKT (pronounced "Swicket") is the tallest building on campus and also the tallest building in Provo. It stands approximately 160 feet (49 m) tall (12 stories), and houses several departments and centers, including Political Science, Neuroscience, Nursing, Geography and Geology departments, as well as classrooms, faculty offices, an auditorium, and a large computer lab. [1][2][18]
Knight (Amanda) Hall AKH 1939 Originally used as a residence hall. Funded by the Jesse Knight Endowment Fund, and named for Jesse Knight's wife Amanda. Later it was part of the Language Training Mission of the LDS Church. For a time during the 2000s housed part of the Department of Communications. [1][2][19]
Knight (Jesse) Building JKB 1960 Named after Jesse Knight. When it was first built the Jesse Knight Building was the business building. It was significantly expanded in 1966. After the Tanner Building was built the Jesse Knight Building became the location of the College of Humanities. However with the completion of the new Joseph F. Smith Building in 2005 some humanities functions were shifted out of the Jesse Knight Building, and some non-humanities institutions have moved into the building, so it is no longer known as the Jesse Knight Humanities Building (JKHB) as it was for many years. Currently the Jesse Knight Building is the location of the BYU Police, Freshman Academy administration, Human Resource Development, the Visual Arts department (in the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications), the English Writing Center, the Humanities Publications Center, School of Management computer laboratories, and classrooms. [1][2]
Lee (Harold B.) Library HBLL 1961 The Lee Library, completed in 1961, was originally named the J. Reuben Clark Library, but when BYU named its law school after President Clark, the library name was changed to honor President Harold B. Lee. Included in the library are archives and manuscript collections of Western American history, historical film and music collections, and a learning resource center offering all types of media. The library's LDS family history facility is the second-largest in the world. With more than three million volumes in the university's library collection, and nearly half of those books in storage off-campus, an addition to BYU's large library was long overdue. The 234,000-square-foot (21,700 m2) addition to the library opened in the fall of 1999. [1][2][10]
Life Sciences Greenhouses LSGH 2011 The Life Sciences Greenhouses were built to replace the greenhouses by the Cluff Building. They are located adjacent to Kiwanis Park on the east side of Provo at 1000 East 820 North. [20][21]
Life Sciences Greenhouses Storage Shed #1 LSG1 2011 [21]
Life Sciences Greenhouses Storage Shed #2 LSG2 2011 [21]
Life Sciences Horse Stable P30L 1992 [1][2]
Maeser (Karl G.) Building MSRB 1911 Named after Karl G. Maeser, the MSRB currently houses a lecture hall and the administrative offices for the University's Honors Program. [1][2][22]
Martin (Thomas L.) Building MARB 1969 Mainly consists of lecture halls. This includes four that have seating capacity of 254 students. The building is also used extensively for BYU LDS Wards to meet, since such sized rooms are ideal for sacrment meeting at least in area. This building, with its primary focus on science and liberal arts classes, rarely houses fine arts classes and has multiple pianos in it. [1][2][23]
McKay (David O.) Building MCKB 1954 The David O. McKay building is named for David O. McKay a Latter-day Saint educator and president of the church when it was built. It houses most of the offices and many classrooms of the David O. McKay School of Education. When initially built the English, Modern Languages, History and Political Science Departments were also located here, but they would all later move to other buildings as the physical plant of the campus grew. [1][2][24][25]
Nicholes (Joseph K.) Building (Chemical Stores) NICB 1971 Physically attached to the much larger Ezra Taft Benson Building, but the Nicholes building is older than the Benson building [1][2]
Oliver House (Performing Arts Management) OLVH 1964 [1][2]
Smith (Joseph F.) Building JFSB 2004 Named after Joseph F. Smith, the JFSB is home to the History, Sociology, Social Work, and the School of Family Life departments, as well as many research centers and institutes within the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The building is also shared with the College of Humanities. [1][2][26]
Smith (Joseph) Building JSB 1991 The Joseph Smith Building is named after Joseph Smith, the founder of the Latter Day Saint movement. It is the home to BYU's College of Religion. It contains most of the offices of religion faculty as well as a large number of class rooms where religion classes are held. It also has a very large lecture hall that seats about 1,000 people and is used for large classes. [1][2]
Snell (William H.) Building SNLB 1959 Originally home of the College of Industrial and Technical Education. This college was merged into the College of Engineering and Technology in the 1970s and this building was one of the buildings used by the new college. [1][2][27]
Talmage (James E.) Math Sciences/Computer Building TMCB 1971 Named for LDS Apostle and scientist James E. Talmage. When it was built it housed the Computer Science, Math and Statistics departments. It also housed The BYU Research Center and the Office of Institutional Research. It had 25 classrooms as well as its offices and computer rooms. At the time of construction it had 61,000 square feet (5,700 m2). A large addition was later built onto the west end of the building. [1][2][28]
Tanner (N. Eldon) Building TNRB 1983 Houses the Marriott School of Management [1][2]
Taylor (John) Building (Comprehensive Clinic) TLRB 1980 This building has been the comprehensive clinic from its first use. It was built to provide a single location for those in the human services discipline, and provides marriage, family, child, adolescent and individual therapy and counseling as well as doing various forms of diagnostic testing. [1][2][29]
University Parkway Center UPC 1999 This building houses the English Language Center for foreign students learning English as a second language. [1][2]
Weather Station WTHR 1980 [1][2]
Wells (Daniel H.) Building (ROTC) ROTC 1968 [1][2]
Widtsoe (John A.) Building WIDB 1970 Houses College of Biology. There is a collection of about 40 marine tanks in the underground area of the building with sea animals that can be viewed by anyone going into the building. [1][2][30]

Administrative buildings

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Brewster (Sam F.) Building BRWB 1962 [1][2]
Bullock House BULH 1996 [1][2]
Fletcher (Harvey L.) Building FB 1953 This building was originally built as the engineering building. The first phase had as its architect Lawrence D. Olpin and was built from July to October in 1953. It was originally a one story building. Three of the four wings received a second story in 1954. Despite being intended for engineering, when it was first built it also housed the English and other departments due to the severe lack of adequate office space on campus. [1][2][31]
Hinckley (Gordon B.) Alumni & Visitors Center HC 2007 Named after Gordon B. Hinckley, the fifteenth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center serves as the gateway to campus and houses the Alumni Association, Guest Relations and Public Affairs, Annual Giving and School Relations. [1][2][32]
Information Technology Building ITB 2009 The Information Technology Building is a three-story building located west of the main campus between Canyon Road and University Avenue. It houses the majority of the employees working for the Office of Information Technology. [1][2]
McDonald (Howard S.) Building MB 1955 Named for Howard S. McDonald, former president of BYU. This was the location of the Student Health Center from 1955 until 1999 when it moved to its current location. The student health service had began in 1946 and been located in a small frame building by the Eyring Science Center until moving to this location. When the McDonald Building was built it also housed the Air Force ROTC unit that was located at BYU. [1][2][33]
Smoot (Abraham O.) Administration Building ASB 1961 Named after Abraham O. Smoot, the ASB is the main administrative building on campus and houses the president's office. The building was designed by Henry P. Fetzer. [1][2][22][34]
University Press Building UPB 1968 This building replaced the temporary building just west of the Herald Clark building that had served as the press building since 1946. This is the location of printing operations for Brigham Young University Press. [1][2][35]

Athletic and outdoor recreation facilities

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Aspen Grove Family Camp 1924 Aspen Grove Family Camp began as the site for summer school. A dining hall, kitchen, and three housing units were constructed in 1924. The facilities grew over the years and after World War II were turned over to the Alumni Association to be used for a family summer camp. Today the complex consists of the Aspen Grove Conference Center, the Beckham Lodge, The Alumni Board Cabin and several family Lodges and Rustic Cabins.[36][37]
Campus Concessions Preparation Building CCPB 1964 [1][2]
Edwards (LaVell) Stadium LVES 1964 The BYU football stadium with seating capacity of 63,470. [1][2][38]
Golf Storage – SFH Tennis Courts GSTG 1994 [1][2]
Haws Field HAWF [2]
Indoor Practice Facility IPF 2003 [1][2]
Intramural Fields Restroom (2300 N. University Ave.) INR2 2006 [1][2]
Intramural Fields Restroom (West Stadium) INR1 1967 [1][2]
Intramural Fields Storage (West Stadium) INST 1983 [1][2]
Intramural Fields Storage Building (Helaman Halls) INTR 1971 [1][2]
Marriott (J. Willard) Center MC 1971 Named after benefactors J. Willard and Alice Marriott, the Center is a 22,700-seat multipurpose arena that is home to the BYU Cougars men's and women's basketball teams and is the site for campus devotionals. It is currently the third-largest on-campus arena in the country. [1][2][39]
Miller Park (Baseball/Softball Complex) MLRP 2001 [1][2]
North University Fields NUF 2006 [2]
Richards (Stephen L.) Building RB 1965 The Richards Building includes 3 Olympic sized swimming pools. An addition to the north end of the building, including additional dance practice rooms was completed in 2008. [1][2][40][41]
River Park Restroom RPRR 1981 [1][2]
Robison (Clarence F.) Track Press Box TRPB 1982 Named after Clarence F. Robison who was the BYU track coach for 40 years and had competed for the USA in the 1948 Olympics. [1][2][42]
SFH Tennis Storage and Restroom Building RRM 1959 [1][2]
Smith (George Albert) Fieldhouse SFH 1951 A 5,000 seat multi-purpose arena named after George Albert Smith the eighth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A 28,950-square-foot (2,690 m2) addition was built onto the building in 1959 and another in the 1960s. [1][2][43]
Southeast Recreation Area SERA [2]
South Field Ticket Booth SFTB 2008 [1][2]
Spring Haven Cabin SPHV 1999 [1][2]
Stadium East House STEH 1998 [1][2]
Stadium Ticket Booth Guests STTG 1983 [1][2]
Stadium Ticket Booth West STTW 1982 [1][2]
Stadium West House STWH 1998 [1][2]
Student Athlete Building SAB 2003 [1][2]
Tennis Courts Building TCB 1968 [1][2]
Tennis Scheduling Building – SFH Tennis Courts TC01 1994 [1][2]
Tennis Storage – SFH Tennis Courts TC02 1994 [1][2]
Tennis Storage – SFH Tennis Courts TC03 1994 [1][2]
Tennis Storage – SFH Tennis Courts TC04 1994 [1][2]
Timp Lodge TIMP 1971 Located in Provo Canyon [1][2][44]
Track Restroom Building TRRR 1987 [1][2]
Utah Lake Boathouse ULBH 1964 Built as a lakeside laboratory. A metal storage garage was built close to this building in 1970. [1][2][45]

Auxiliary buildings

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Auxiliary Services Laundry Building AXLB 1968 [1][2]
Auxiliary Services Maintenance Bldg AXMB 1968 [1][2]
Creamery On Ninth East
(BYU Creamery)
CONE 1999 [1][2]
Culinary Support Center
(BYU Creamery)
CSC 1964 The BYU Creamery Outlet and its related locations serve as grocery stores for the campus and provides freshly made dairy products. BYU Creamery has four locations: Creamery on Ninth East, Creamery Outlet, Helaman Creamery, and Wyview Creamery. [1][2][46]
Morris (George Q.) Center MORC 1964 [1][2]
Morris Center Storage Shed MRSS 1994 [1][2]
Student Auxiliary Services Building SASB 1968 [1][2]
Student Health Center SHC 1998 [1][2]
Wilkinson (Ernest L.) Student Center WSC 1964 This building, completed in 1964, was named for Ernest L. Wilkinson, sixth president of BYU (1951–1971). Planning for the center took 12 years, and 60 percent of the cost was paid by students. The BYU Bookstore takes up one corner of this building. Also in the building are food services, including a food court with franchise restaurants, a high class restaurant taking up the sixth floor, BYU catering's central operations and two other places to buy food not connected with any of the above. The building also has conference rooms, two large ballrooms, a movie theatre, a full-service copy center, a post office and a bowling alley are among its many facilities. There is also a barber shop and salon and a craft and flower store. The building also housing the Dean of Students Office, various counseling and conflict resolution offices, and various other student services offices. [1][2][10][47]

Broadcasting Buildings

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
BYU Broadcasting Building BYUB 2010 [1][2]
KBYU Media Center KMC 1987 [1][2]
Mount Vision Transmitter Building (KBYU) MTV 1978 [1][2]


Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Allen Hall (Robert Eugene & Inez Knight)
Museum of Peoples and Cultures
ALLN 1938 The Museum of Peoples and Cultures is located in Allen Hall, south of the main campus and largely surrounded by apartments mainly inhabited by BYU students. It has collections of anthropological materials, largely dealing with the indigenous inhabitants of the Americas. [1][2]
Bean (Monte L.) Life Science Museum MLBM 1978 Named after Monte L. Bean, the museum contains research collections of vascular and non vascular plants, as well as invertebrate and vertebrate animals. [1][2][48]
Museum of Art MOA 1993 The MOA is a four-story, modern facility of more than 102,000 square feet. [1][2][49]
Museum of Paleontology MP 1976 [1][2]

Off-Campus buildings

Observatory Complex

The Observatory Complex is located on the west side of Utah Lake.

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Observatory (1) – West Mountain OBS1 1981 [1][2]
Observatory (2) – West Mountain OBS2 1996 [1][2]
Observatory (3) – West Mountain OBS3 2008 [1][2]
Observatory Residence – West Mountain OBSH 1982 [1][2]

Off-campus student centers

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
BYU Jerusalem Center JRMC 1987 Brigham Young University began conducting "studies abroad" in Jerusalem in 1968. This program was very successful and, eleven years later in 1979, Church leaders decided to build a structure that would serve both the needs of the university and the Mormon community in Jerusalem. This building sits on Mount Scopus overlooking the Mount of Olives, the Kidron Valley and the Old City. [1][2][50]
BYU London Study Abroad Center LNDC The BYU London Study Abroad Center has been housed in a 125-year-old Victorian building that was the Russian ambassador's private home before BYU purchased it in 1978. The structures were renovated in 1990. [1][2][50]
BYU Salt Lake Center SLC 1959 As it is affectionately called, "The Center" has been a part of the Salt Lake Valley since 1959 as an extension of Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah, that offers classes to students living in the state's capital city. [1][2][50][51]
Barlow (Milton A.) Center (Washington D.C.) BRLW 1991 The Barlow Center in Washington, D.C. provides housing for 44 to 50 students and advisors. It not only provides affordable housing but also creates a noticeable presence for BYU and the Church of Jesus Christ in Washington that strengthens their stature among the nation's leaders and decision makers. The Washington Seminar selects well-qualified students from all majors to have an applied learning experience in Washington, D.C. Through a quality internship, briefings on current national issues, tours, and excursions, interns gain a valuable supplement to their academic training and the chance to be better prepared for their careers. [1][2][50][52]

Ranches and Preserves

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Lytle Preserve A 460-outdoor classroom in South-western Utah. Used for ecological research in a desert setting. [53]
Skaggs Ranch An over 9,000 acre research ranch located near Malta, Idaho [54]

Physical Plant buildings

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Physical Plant Buildings PHPL 1988 [1][2]
Physical Plant Acid Dilution Building PPAD 1995 [1][2]
Physical Plant Bag House PPBH 1993 [1][2]
Physical Plant Central Heating Plant PPCH 1946 This building was designed by Joseph Nelson with Morris Snell superintending construction. [1][2][55]
Physical Plant Electrical Substation #1 PPE1 2004 [2][50]
Physical Plant Electrical Substation #2 PPE2 2004 [2][50]
Physical Plant Electrical Substation #3 PPE3 2004 [2][50]
Physical Plant General Storage Building #1 PPS1 1982 [1][2]
Physical Plant General Storage Building #2 PPS2 1982 [1][2]
Physical Plant General Storage Building #3 PPS3 1982 [1][2]
Physical Plant Greenhouse PPGH 1963 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Change Building PPGC 1983 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Equipment Building PPGE 1973 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Materials Handling Storage PG12 1983 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Office PPGO 1963 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – East Campus PGEC 1996 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – Heritage Halls PGHR 1995 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – Main Campus PGMC 2008 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – Materials Handling North PGMN 1983 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – Materials Handling South PGMS 1983 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – North Campus PGNC 1980 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – Parking Lot 6 PGP6 2008 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – Root Cellar PGRC 1946 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – South Campus PGSC 2008 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – West Campus PGWC 1925 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Storage – Wymount Terrace PGWT 1997 [1][2]
Physical Plant Grounds Truck Garage PPGT 1982 [1][2]
Physical Plant Motor Pool Car Wash PPMW 1971 [1][2]
Physical Plant Motor Pool Office Bldg PPMO 1971 [1][2]
Physical Plant Pump House (Canal) PPPH 1960 [1][2]
Physical Plant Service Station PPSS 1980 [1][2]
Physical Plant Telephone Node Station #3 PPT3 1999 [2][50]
Physical Plant Telephone Node Station #4 PPT4 1999 [2][50]

Police and Traffic buildings

The BYU Police Department has its headquarters in the Jesse Knight Building (JKB), which also has many classrooms and other academic functions, so it is listed under academic buildings above. However the following are buildings completely devoted to police and traffic-control functions.

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Traffic Control Booth #1 North PBV1 1980 [1][2]
Traffic Control Booth #2 East PBV2 1980 [1][2]
Traffic Control Booth #3 West PBV3 1999 [1][2]
Traffic Control Booth #4 South PBV4 1999 [1][2]
University Police Bike Storage UPBS 2009 [1][2]

Service buildings ("B" buildings)

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
B34 (Service Building) B34 1952 This building was first built as a rifle range and used as such until 1969. It was then remodeled and used by the engineering department. [1][2][56]
B38 (Engineering Research Lab) B38 1966 [1][2]
B41 (Coal Combustion Research Lab) B41 1966 Tracy Hall oversaw most of the experiments done in this building when it was first built. [1][2][57]
B45 (Geology Storage) B45 1967 When constructed was 1,952 suare feet. [1][2][58]
B49 (Maxwell Institute) B49 1964 Originally built as the Herbarium and Range Science Lab of BYU. It later housed the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute. However in about January 2008 it was decided to disasociate the Benson Institute from BYU and make it an independent ioperation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its welfare system, because the Institute had a practical as opposed to an academic purpose. The Benson Institute moved to the LDS Church Office Building and the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship moved into this building, vacating its former home just west of the McDonald Building. [1][2][59]
B51 (Compressor Shed For Wind Tunnel) B51 1970 [1][2]
B57 (Dining Services Recreation Area Storage) B57 1975 [1][2]
B66 (Ceramics, Sculpture, Industrial Education Lab Building) B66 1976 [1][2]
B67 (Service Building) B67 1985 [1][2]
B73 (Service Building – Paint) B73 1960 [1][2]

Storage Buildings

Building Abbr. Image Yr. Occ. Notes References
Cluff Building Storage Shed CLF1 1955 [1][2]
Cluff Building Storage Shed (Pink) CLF2 2001 [1][2]
Child & Family Studies Lab Playground Storage #1 CFS1 2005 [1][2]
Child & Family Studies Lab Playground Storage #2 CFS2 2005 [1][2]
Emergency Preparedness Storage Building EPSB 1980 [1][2]
Life Sciences Hay Shed #2 P40S 1987 [1][2]

Former buildings

Many structures that have been used by Brigham Young University in the past have either been sold or demolished. BYU had 354 buildings, 85 of which were designated temporary, in August 1971.[60] Only 127 of those are listed in either the above portion of this list or in the list on BYU housing. The rest of the list attempts to cover buildings that have been razed or sold.

Starting in 1957 BYU purchased large amounts of land to fill out the planned area of the campus. This included the purchase of approximately 100 houses. About 50 of these had been razed by 1973 but the other 50 or so were used for various purposes by the university at that time.[61] While some of these houses are reported in this or other lists, others are not.

Building Abbr. Yr. Occ. Yr. Vac. Notes References
Academy Building 1892 1968 This was the main building of the campus when BYU adopted its current name in 1903. However the building was south of the main campus. With the movement of the library to the upper campus in 1925 this building became more and more the education Building and the center of the Brigham Young High School. When BYHS was closed in 1968 BYU ended all use of the building. It was later sold to the city of Provo and is now the Provo Library at Academy Square. [62]
Alumni House ALUM 1961 2006 An 11,000-square-foot (1,000 m2) building this building was razed to make space for the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. [50][63][64]
Animal Science Farm FARM 1946 This was a 24-acre piece of land purchased by BYU in 1946. It initially it had a house, a barn and a chicken coop. Later many war-surplus building no longer needed on the main campus were moved to this cite. Other buildings were built on this location. By the early 1970s the cite had over 53,000 square feet (4,900 m2) of building. [65]
Arts Building 1904 1975 Located on the northwest corner of the block with the Academy Building. Originally called the Missionary and Preparation building because the Preparatory School for lower level older students and the programs to instruct LDS missionaries were held here. Emma Lucy Gates Bowen donated money towards the building which was used to make the third floor the location of the Home Economics Program. The floor was named after Lucy B. Young, Bowen's maternal grandmother. The building was redidicated in 1908 by John Henry Smith as the Arts Building. It was used by BYU into the 1970s [66]
B-1 (Temporary Office Building) B1 1954 This building was purchased from Fort Douglas and located where the Wilkinson Student Center Now is. [67]
B-17 (Engineering Analysis Maintenance) B17 1956 Originally the location of the Physical Plant sheet metal shop when that relocated this became a building to analize the maintenance of the university buildings from a structural standpoint. [68]
B-21 (Service Building - Auto Shop) B21 1952 2010 This building was first used as the motor garage by BYU's Physical Plant. It later was used as the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. [1][2][69]
B-23 B23 1954 This was used as a paint, upholstery and office equipment repair shop [67]
B-24 (Physical Plant Equipment Shed) B24 1956 Used to house materials for the Physical Plant [70]
B-31 (Creamery and Laundry Building) B31 1949 This building was the first location of the BYU Cremery, until the later creamery was built in 1964 and of BYU Laundry Services until the Laundry Building was completed in 1968. It was then re-modeled into a building used for industrial education. [71]
B-32 (Service Building – Geology Collections) B32 1948 2010 This building was first used by BYU receiving and as a motor pool garage. In 1968 a new building was built that housed these functions and this quonset hut was remodeled into an Engineering Laboratory. [1][2][72]
B-33 (Shops Washroom) B33 1956 This was built as a bathroom for Physical Plant personnel who worked in the surrounding shops. In 1969 it was remodeled into the air-conditioning room for B-34 [73]
B-35 (Engineering Machine Shop) B35 1958 1973 Built to store machine-tools used to build lab equitment for the Engineering Department. This building was adjacent to the Fletcher Building and 400 square feet (37 m2). In 1960 and 1963 additions were built bringing the building to 2,300 square feet (210 m2). In 1978 it was merged with the old Press Storage Building but was later razed to make way for the Clyde Building. [74]
B-37 (Press Paper Storage) B37 1964 This building was built to store paper for use by BYU Press. When the University Press Building was built in 1968 it was structurally joined with the adjacent B35. In 1972 it was moved southwest of the Central Heating Plant and expanded. It was then known as the Research Machine Shop. [75]
B-39 (Zoological Research Laboratory) B39 1958 located next to the Clude Building [76]
B-50 (Parasitology Research Laboratory) B50 1971 built just south of BYU's rodeo grounds because the dogs used for the research were too load to keep on campus [77]
B-52 B52 1959 This is one of five buildings that former the Physical Plant Stockade, adjacent to the Animal Sciences Laboratory and used to house unneeded material deemed to valuable to sell or scrap. [78]
B-53 B-53 1959 This is one of five buildings that former the Physical Plant Stockade, adjacent to the Animal Sciences Laboratory and used to house unneeded material deemed to valuable to sell or scrap. [78]
B-54 B-54 1959 This is one of five buildings that former the Physical Plant Stockade, adjacent to the Animal Sciences Laboratory and used to house unneeded material deemed to valuable to sell or scrap. [78]
B-55 B55 1959 This is one of five buildings that former the Physical Plant Stockade, adjacent to the Animal Sciences Laboratory and used to house unneeded material deemed to valuable to sell or scrap. [78]
B-56 B56 1959 This is one of five buildings that former the Physical Plant Stockade, adjacent to the Animal Sciences Laboratory and used to house unneeded material deemed too valuable to sell or scrap. [78]
B-72 (Building - LDS Foundation) B72
B-77 (Service Building - Former UVSC Building) B77 Home of the institution now known as Utah Valley University. BYU bought the old building of this college when it moved to its current location in Orem. The building was used for various purposes, including some of BYU's computer operations and also for the Early Childhood Education program, then later after the SFLC was razed while the Joseph F. Smith Building was being built. This building was razed to make way for the Information Technology Building. [79]
Beaver Branch 1898 1908 This was the buildings of the former Fort Cameron in Beaver, Utah. It operated as a branch of BYA and then BYU until it became the separate Murdock Academy in 1908. [80]
Blacksmith Shop 1905 This building was the location of blacksmith classes at BYU from 1905 until 1921, when the classes were discontinued. It was at 50 East on 5th North in Provo, on the block south of the Academy Building. The classes were taught by Hans Anderson, an immigrant from Denmark. In 1918 William H. Snell supervised the expansion of the building to temporarily house other mechanical arts operations until the completion of what was later called the Brimhall Building. It was used for storage purposes by BYU and also the location of a garage and the Provo Book bindery for the next 25 years. In 1947 it was renovated into a chemistry lab building. In 1950 Chemistry classes moved to the Eyring Science Center, but starting in 1955 it was used for Brigham Young High School shop classes. In 1972 it was converted into the plastics laboratory for BYU's Industrial Technology Department. [81]
Boiler House 1911 Located on the hillside by the Maeser Building. It was originally wood but had a concreate exterior built by William H. Snell in 1934. It was not used as a boiler after 1946 but only for storage. Beginning in 1966 it was remodeled into a Nuclear Research Laboratory. [82]
BYU Motion Picture Studio 1958 1991 Located in Carterville which was later annexed into Provo, the building was first built in 1958 with 13,160 square feet (1,223 m2). In 1964 a sound-stage was added, but this soon burned down. The sound stage was then rebuilt and after this the building contained 36,077 square feet (3,351.7 m2). For much of its early years although a department of the University the motion picture studio was a nonteaching institution. In the 1980s its operations became more closely connected with other university functions. In 1991 the studio was separated from BYU and made an entity directly owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. [83]
Central (Eldridge) Building 1896 1900 Location of the BYA Primary School, at 1st North and University in Provo [84]
Clay Tennis Courts by Brimhall Building 1914 1918 These courts were relocated when the Brimhall Building was built [85]
Clay Tennis Court, Lower Campus 1911 This was built on the academy block [86]
Cluff (Benjamin Jr.) Building (Plant Sciences Lab) CLFB 1955 2011 This is the laboratory for various botanical departments of BYU. The building was designed so it could be expanded as needed, and both the building and the adjacent Greenhouses have been expanded multiple times since it was first built. In November 2011 it was announced this building would be razed to make room for a new life science building. [1][2][87][88]
College Building 1898 1975 This was an additional building built on the same block as the academy building. Later on it served as the main location for BYU's Drama Department. It also was the first site of the BYU bookstore. It was sold by the university along with the Academy Building. [89]
Crandall House East
Crandall House West CRWH
Greenhouse, Lower Campus 1913 1955 besides use for growing plants this building was also used to keep BYU's cougar kitten mascots during the 1930s [90]
Green Barn Original site of BYU Motion picture studio. It was torn down to make room for the Wilkinson Center.
Green House (old) 2011 adjacent to the Cluff building, torn down in preparation for building of the new Life Sciences Building [91]
Industrial Arts Shop Building 1947 1964 A war-surplus building [92]
Information Booth 1965 Located on Bulldog Boulevard (1200 North) at the entrance of BYU, this booth was used as a location for giving information to campus visitors. [93]
Ironton Plant 1968 1976 BYU received this land as a donation from United States Steel with plans to build a research park. The land was located between Provo and Springville. After studying the cost of development it was decided that doing so was not within BYU's means so they sold the land to Billings Energy Research Corporation. [94]
Jacobs House
Joseph Smith Memorial Building JSMB 1941 1991 The Joseph Smith Memorial Building was the third building on the upper campus. It was the location of Religion Classes, as well as a ballroom and cafeteria. It was actually built along the lines of LDS Institute Buildings at other campuses. In 1990 it was razed to make way for the Benson Building after the new Joseph Smith Building had been built [95]
Knight Mangum Building KMB 1943 2008 Originally not part of BYU, the KMB was built by the National Youth Administration as an auto shop. It was purchased by the university in 1943 and was used as a women's dormitory. The building at that point consisted of the lower portion. From 1946-1952 an upper addition was built. Originally the upper portion was designated the Knight Mangum Building while the lower portion was designated the Social Hall. The Social Hall was used by the music department until the Harris Fine Arts Center was completed. After this the Language Training Mission (predecessor to the Missionary Training Center) moved in. After the LTM moved to the current cite of the MTC, the Knight Mangum Building was used by the history department, the sociology department, the school of social work, all parts of the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences, the Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for LDS Church History, the BYU Young Ambassadors and also housed a computer lab. The building was specifically named after Lucy Jane (Jennie) Brimhall Knight (George H. Brimhall's daughter and Jesse Knight’s daughter-in-law) and Jennie Knight Mangum (Jesse Knight’s daughter), two sisters-in-law who were lifelong friends of the university. [50][96][97]
Laboratory Building (1885) 1885 This building was in the vicinity of what is now 6th South and University Avenue in Provo. It was on the lot of the ZCMI Warehouse being used as the main teaching building in the aftermath of the Lewis Building burning. It was a separate structure to prevent a repeat of the chemistry lab fire that had destroyed the Lewis Building. [98]
Ladies Gymnasium 1913 1976 Built to relieve crowding in other gym space on campus, the building served as one of the main locations for basketball games prior to the building of the George Albert Smith Field house. It was located directly across University Avenue from the Academy Building. BYU sold the building in 1976, after which various merchants tried to set up shop there, normally lasting only a few years at best. [99]
Lewis Building 1875 1884 Built as the J. W. Lewis store in 1867. Brigham Young purchased in shortly after that. Brigham Young gave it to Brigham Young Academy as part of the deed creating the academy. It burned down in 1884. [100]
Little Carnegie Hall B-29 1948 Built of Lava Rock as 16-room practice facility for piano students, this building had poor internal sound barriers but was used until the Harris Fine Arts Center was built. [101]
Meat Science Laboratory Part of BYU's old Provo farm complex as of the 1960s [102]
North Building 1947 Located on the current site of the Harold B. Lee Library, the North Building was a classroom building used primarily by the college of commerce. It was an old military barracks BYU had purchased and moved to this site. [103]
Old Grandstand Located where the Joseph Smith Memorial Building Later stood. Used for watching baseball. [104]
Page School 1958 1998 This was a former school of the Alpine School District. BYU purchased the school mainly for the land it was on but it was used for various functions until it was razed during the construction of the University Parkway Center [105][106]
Parking and Traffic Services Building PTSB
Physical Plant and AFROTC Building B-15 1947 1968 This structure was also for a time the home of the BYU bookstore [107]
Physical Plant Stores B-19 1947 This was used as an office and storage location by the BYU Physical Plant Department Hatch and Miller. History of BYU Campus. Vol. 5, p. 18
Pleasant View Chapel 1971 This building an its acre of land was purchased by BYU in 1971. It had previously been used by the Pleasant View LDS Ward. Four students branches met in the building but the main reason to purchase it was to expand the parking lot for Lavell Edwards Stadium. [108]
Potato Cellar 1942 1952 This was built to house farm produce grown on BYU's upper campus prior to the building of most of the campus buildings. It was removed in 1952 to make room for the academic buildings being built. [109]
Press Building 1947 1968 This was a government surplus building used to house the BYU Press until the completion of the University Press Building [110]
Probert Building 1895 1912 was used for classes that would not fit in the Academy Building. After BYU sold it in 1912 it was used for multiple purposes, including as a Kentucky Fried Chicken beginning in 1966 [111]
Religion Office Building B-21 1947 1968 This was the first location of the BYU Health Center and then was used as an office building for BYU College of Religion faculty, until it was razed to make way for the John A. Widtsoe Building. [112]
Smith (Joseph F.) Family Living Center SFLC 1957 2002 Named after Joseph F. Smith, the SFLC was razed to make space to build the new Joseph F. Smith Building (JFSB) which was completed in 2005. The building was designed with areas for the study of cooking, sewing, early childhood development as well as the psychology and sociology departments. The School of Nursing was also housed in the SFLC when it was first built. In additions to this, the campus telephone exchange was located in the building's basement. The Living center had areas named for Leah D. Widtsoe, the wife of John A. Widtsoe who was an early backer of the project, and she herself was a domestic science graduate of BYU and had been head of the department. The area named for Mrs. Widtsoe was the multipurpose room. Other named areas were Effie Warnick Homemaking Education Room, the Marion C. Pfund (dean) Experimental Food Laboratory, the Mary W. Hunt Small Dining Room, the Elizabeth C. Sauls Quantity Food Laboratory, the May Billings Advanced Clothing Construction Laboratory, the Margaret Vilate Elliot History of Costume Room, and the Zina Y. Williams Card Free Sewing Laboratory. [113][114]
Speech Center 1961 This building was on the current site of the Ernest L. Wilkinson Student Center and was razed to make room for that building. [115]
Stadium House 1936 1964 built on the west side of the old Stadium. It was torn down in 1964 to make way for the Stephen L. Richards Building. [116]
Student Project Laboratory Building Located at about 1325 North in Provo, this was part of the BYU farm complex that was purchased in 1954. [117][118]
Thomas (Rex) House (Risk Management & Safety) TOMH 1961 [1][2]
Training Building 1902 1975 This was a lower campus building. It was built to house the training school associated with the BYU Normal College and also had the universities first gymnasium [119]
Waite House WAIH 2009 This building was originally purchased by FARMS prior to its merger with BYU. It was also designated as the location of ISPART. It has been razed, and recent aerial photos show empty land where it once stood. [120]
Wymount Chapel B-20 1947 1962 Originally used as the construction office for Wymount Village. It was then the chapel where the LDS branch consisting of the residents of that BYU housing project attended church. It was later used by BYU's Physical Plant Department. [121]
Wymount Dining Hall B-16 1947 1971 After it was no longer used as a cafeteria this building was used for engineering classrooms, biochemistry research and chemicals storage. [122]

Rented and Limited Use buildings

These buildings have been used by Brigham Young University or Brigham Young Academy, but were never owned by the school.

Building Yr. Occ. Yr. Vac. Notes References
Creer Building 1971 This building was rented by the BYU Library for storage of less used books beginning in 1971 due to inadequate space in the Library. The library was expanded later in the 1970s. It was located at 744 South on 1st East Street in Provo. [123]
First National Bank Building 1884 1884 This building was used immediately after the Lewis building burned Hatch, Ephraim and Karl Miller. Brigham Young University: A History of the Campus and the Department of Physical Plant 1875 to 1975 (Provo: Physical Facilities Division Brigham Young University:2001) p. 10
Provo Meetinghouse 1884 1884 Another location used in wake of the Lewis fire. Was on the location where the Provo Tabernacle was later built. [124]
Provo Tabernacle 1900 2010 BYU used this building for Lyceums, commencement exercises, concerts and the like. It was BYU's only auditorium until 1941. Though always controlled directly by the LDS Church it was used for various BYU functions until it burned [125]
S. S. Jones Store 1884 1884 another location used after the fire [124]
Smoot Drug Store 1884 1884 used when the space provided in the First National Bank Building was not large enough [124]
St. Francis School 1972 1975 This was a former Catholic grade school that BYU rented from the Catholic Church to use as the location of the J. Reuben Clark Law School until the current law school building was completed [126]
Z.C.M.I. Warehouse 1885 In the fall of 1884 most of the Brigham Young Academy functions were consolidated into this building and it actually was better than the Lewis building which had burned [127]


  • Blank cells indicate missing information
  • "Abbr." = abbreviation; "Yr. Occ." = Year occupied; "Yr. Vac." = Year vacated


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