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Spencer W. Kimball Tower
General information
Type Educational
Location Provo, Utah
Coordinates 40°14′51″N 111°39′04″W / 40.24750°N 111.65111°W / 40.24750; -111.65111
Completed 1981
Height 162 feet (49 m)
Technical details
Floor count 12
Design and construction
Architect Hal Beecher
John Fetzer
Emil B. Fetzer

The Spencer W. Kimball Tower, also known as the Kimball Tower or KMBL (formerly SWKT), is a 12-story building that houses classrooms and administrative offices on the Brigham Young University campus in Provo, Utah.

Honorary name

The building is named after Spencer W. Kimball, the twelfth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During the summer of 2018, and upon request from the Kimball family, its nickname was changed from the SWKT to KMBL.


Completed in 1981, the building stands at 161 feet 6 inches (49.23 m). It was the tallest building in Provo, Utah until the completion of the Provo Fourth District Courthouse in 2018 and the Pedersen Patient Tower of Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in 2019, the latter currently being the tallest building in Provo. To offset a corridor effect, the building was positioned at a 45-degree angle to nearby buildings.


The building houses Brigham Young University's College of Family, Home and Social Sciences and College of Nursing and their various subsidiary departments and programs.

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