Lexington Convention Center and Renovation of Rupp Arena

Architects & Rendering provided by:  EOP Architects  &  NBBJ

Architects & Rendering provided by: EOP Architects & NBBJ

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A $241.0 M renovation/addition project that includes a new convention center for the City of Lexington and the renovation of Rupp Arena to include wider concourses and a new curtain wall façade.  The project also includes a new, 2-story pavilion building just to the north of Rupp Arena, connecting pedestrian bridges and a new “Catwalk” plaza to the east.  Club space for the University of Kentucky will be constructed at levels 2 and 3 below the Catwalk.  Brown + Kubican, PSC is partnering with Thornton Tomasetti to provide structural engineering for this large scale project. 


Kentucky International Convention Center

Architects & Rendering provided by:  EOP Architects  &  HOK

Architects & Rendering provided by: EOP Architects & HOK


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This project consists of partial demolition of the west wing of the convention center, and a predominantly vertical expansion to accommodate additional exhibit and prefunction space plus new mechanical and roof structure. New structural construction will be mainly of structural steel with concrete slab on composite floor deck.  Many existing foundations will be resupported and reinforced with piles to carry additional load.  Likewise, new construction will require new shallow bearing spread footings and deep cast-in-place piles.  Long roof spans will be created with a system of custom structural steel long-span trusses. The convention center spans Third Street between Jefferson and Market streets and its renovation is critical for Louisville to retain and grow its share of the lucrative trade show and convention business.


University of Kentucky Baseball Stadium


A new $48.0 M baseball facility including field, grandstands, concession buildings, club level suites, indoor practice facility, site retaining walls, and stadium ancillary structures.  The project includes state of the art training facilities, food services, locker rooms, offices, safety netting and new scoreboard. The suite level structure is steel frame utilizing composite steel deck and beams with moment and braced frames.  The balance of the buildings are concrete masonry load bearing walls with metal deck and steel joist framing.  The foundation system is comprised of rock bearing drilled piers and rock bearing spread foundations.

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The Offices of City Center

A new 13-story, 216,000 square foot steel framed building housing both office and residential space built over 3-story parking garage in downtown Lexington.  Shops and a restaurant will also be accommodated on the main street level.


Morehead State University Renovate / Expand Student Services Facility

The renovation and expansion of the Adron Doran University Center at Morehead State University includes the renovation of the existing 3-story building plus a 3-story, 87,000 sq ft addition to the east.  The structure for the addition is 2 stories of reinforced cast-in-place concrete with a long span structural steel top story to accommodate a large ballroom.  It is also proposed to remove the existing building’s marble veneer and replace it with traditional brick and limestone to better fit with the architectural context of the surrounding campus facilities.


Madisonville Community College Post Secondary Education Cetner

Artist: Charley Jolly

Artist: Charley Jolly

A new $13.3 M, 3-story Post-secondary Education Center consists of three floors totaling approximately 60,500 sq ft.  It is a steel frame structure utilizing composite steel beam construction. The lateral load resisting system for the building utilizes special moment frame and special reinforced masonry shear walls.

The Madisonville Community College Steel Sculpture is made of 3 sculptures, designed by Charley Jolly of Myers Jolly Architects, representing “Knowledge”, “Person”, and “Aspiration”. They are 25’ tall, 16’ wide, are made of 1” thick steel plate, and weigh as much as 12,000 lbs. These sculptures were analyzed as shells using RAM Elements to determine thickness, stiffening requirements, and anchored with a series of anchor bolts to a turn-down slab.


Maysville CTC/MSU Post Secondary Center of Excellence - Phase 1

Architect:  Omni Architects

Architect: Omni Architects

A new $19.0 M, 87,000 sq ft 2-story classroom and laboratory building with steel framing and lateral force resisting system of concentrically braced frames.


Alltech KY Campus Office


A new 27,000 sq ft, 3-story office building addition in Nicholasville, Kentucky.  The building is structured with concrete slabs on composite steel deck over steel beams.  The structure is founded partially on spread footings and partially on drilled pier foundations, both of which bear on solid limestone.


Great Crossing High School

Architect:  Clotfelter-Samokar

A new high school approximately 230,000 sq. ft.  The four-story academic portion of the building is a steel frame system with composite beams and deck, steel roof joists and steel roof deck.  Exterior walls are typically non-load-bearing concrete masonry unit (C.M.U.) walls in the academic areas.  The remainder of the building typically consists of steel roof deck spanning between steel bar joists supported by load-bearing C.M.U. walls.  The Gym roof is a combination of tectum deck over steel joists and metal deck over wood glu-lam beams.  Precast concrete bleachers span between steel raker beams and C.M.U. walls in the Gym.  Foundations for the structure consist of shallow concrete spread footings and continuous strip footings bearing on soil.

Great Crossing high school Athletic Complex

Great Crossing high school Athletic Complex


University of Kentucky College of Law

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A $30.0 M renovation of, and addition to, the existing University of Kentucky College of Law building.  The completed structure will consist of 120,000 square feet of useable floor space spread out among 3-stories plus a basement.  Architectural and mechanical components of the existing building are being completely removed leaving an existing concrete frame structural skeleton.   With due consideration for sustainability and cost savings, the project utilizes selective demolition of existing structure only where necessary.  The remainder of the existing structural system is incorporated into the finished design.  New addition portions of the structure are comprised of structural steel framing.  New interior spaces include several tiered seating classrooms and courtrooms, large rooms dividable via operable partitions, and two feature stair systems.


Alice Lloyd College Campus Recreation Center

Architect:  JRA Architects

Architect: JRA Architects

A new $13.0 M, 57,500 sq ft recreation center for Alice Lloyd College. Phase I will be 2-stories with a gymnasium on the second floor. Phase II is largely a gymnasium at grade with a suspended walking/run track. Project is constructed of masonry bearing walls and structural steel frame with special profile open-web joists over the recreationspaces.  An architecturally detailed structural steel walking track is supported from the roof structure.  Foundations consist of cantilever and buttressed foundation walls and drilled piers.


Big Sandy Community & Technical College Pikeville Advanced Technology Center

A 2-story, 14,000 square foot Advanced Technology Center for Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Pikeville Campus. The building will consist of a steel frame with a composite floor system, steel bracing, and driven pile foundations.


Morgan County High School

Architect:  Murphy Group

Architect: Murphy Group

A new, $16.0 M high school for Morgan County, Kentucky. This 102,000 sq ft project consists of steel roof joists bearing on Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls and load-bearing masonry walls. The new gym utilizes long-span steel joists. The second floor consists of precast plank with a concrete topping slab. The foundation system is comprised of shallow concrete foundations. Included in the project are renovations to the existing gym, including expanding it on three sides for new entrance elements and a weight room, and reinforcing the existing mezzanine to support new bleachers.


Boyle County New Middle School

Architect:  Clotfelter-Samokar

This project consists of a new $30.0 M (approximate), 138,000 sq ft middle school. The building structure is to be shallow spread foundations, slab on grade, steel roof joists, precast concrete plank, and deck supported on masonry bearing walls. 


Eastern Kentucky University Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Architect:  Murphy Group

Architect: Murphy Group


This project is a new $28.0 M, 128,000 sq ft recreational facility housing of a 3-basketball court gym, a MAC gym, a swimming pool, 3 racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall, a suspended walking/run track, several multipurpose rooms, and weight and cardio fitness areas.  The building is a two-story steel framed structure with shallow foundations bearing on rock.  The roof system consists of steel joists and roof steel deck, and the floor system is concrete slab on composite steel deck.


HT Warehouse

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A new, 60,000 sq ft single story warehouse, storage and office facility with a separate 7,500 sq ft maintenance building.  The warehouse building structure features 34’ tall tilt-up concrete perimeter wall panels and an interior steel frame with steel joists and steel deck roof system. The structure is founded on reinforced cast-in-place footing foundations. The maintenance building structure is a pre-engineered metal building founded on reinforced cast-in-place concrete spread footing foundations.


Capital Plaza Office Building - Frankfort, Kentucky

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A new $70.0 M, 5-story, 371,000 sq ft steel frame office building for the Kentucky State Government. This is a design-build lease back project. The floor structure consists of composite floor deck supported by steel beams and columns, with steel bar joists at the roof. The lateral system utilizes steel bracing. The exterior façade of the building is precast concrete panels and curtainwall. The structure bears on rock using concrete spread footings or concrete grade beams and drilled piers.


Kentucky School for the Deaf

A single-story 16,000 sq ft building with mechanical platform will serve as the new elementary school for the School for the Deaf in Danville, KY.  The mechanical platform is located above the hallway of the academic portion of the building and will be constructed of a concrete slab on metal deck system bearing on masonry walls. The roof structure will be constructed of cold-formed metal trusses bearing on masonry walls and on the ends of the mechanical platform slab.  The front canopy will be constructed of primarily steel beams supported by steel columns.   The back-end canopy will be a pre-fabricated structure.  All load-bearing elements will bear on shallow footings.


United States Equestrian Federation - Corporate Headquarters


A new, 39,000 sq ft office building for the United States Equestrian Federation headquarters. The project consists of cold-formed steel trusses bearing on steel beams and columns. At several locations, there are exposed steel trusses with long-span roof deck. The lateral system is comprised of steel moment frames. The foundation system is shallow spread footings and wall footings.


Hazard Community and Technical College Intergenerational Building


Big Rapids Press Pit - Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

Contractor: M.P. Kelly

Contractor: M.P. Kelly

44’-0” by 22’-8” by 16 feet deep press pit with accessory trenches.


The Origin Hotel at The Fritz Farm


A 5-story, 75,000 sq ft boutique hotel of load-bearing cold-formed metal framing.