Lexington Convention Center and Renovation of Rupp Arena
A $215.0 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.
Big Sandy CTC Pikeville Campus Expansion
A 60,000 square foot, 3-story plus mechanical penthouse school building for the Big Sandy Community and Technical College’s Pikeville Campus. Located in a floodway, the first floor is an elevated concrete slab and beam system supported by a driven pile deep foundation system. The upper floor systems are composite steel framing with steel bracing utilized as the lateral system.
The Harmony Building
425 West Muhammad Ali Blvd, built in 1911 and named the Molee Building, is rich in history and firsts, one being the residence of the first Business Women’s Club in Louisville. The extensive renovation and reprogramming will preserve the history of the building, while focusing its reinvented purpose on environmentally friendly design and its ability to educate and culturally enrich the community. The programming for the building is being developed, with possibilities including the addition of a roof-top restaurant and open “think-tank” type office spaces where small businesses can collaborate. A 10,000 to 20,000 square-foot addition will project from the East side of the existing building into the park. The 5-story, 48,000 square-foot building is currently being cleared of unneeded partitions and the concrete frame is undergoing extensive structural repairs.
Eastern Kentucky University Powell Building Renovation
The existing Powell Student Union was built in 1971. Existing structure is a 3-story concrete frame consisting of concrete shear walls, beams, columns, and one way slabs. The estimate renovation cost is $16.0 M. Renovation of the structure includes removal of small slab areas to create an atrium space connecting all floors. Removal of a large section of the second floor for creating a 2-story space for an auditorium. Relocating shear walls or cutting holes to eaze way findings.
Paristown Pointe Development
The Paristown Pointe Development in downtown Louisville, Kentucky includes the addition of a new Kentucky Center for the Arts (KCA) live music venue, new Goodwood Brewery building as well as the renovation and addition to the existing Louisville Stoneware building. The KCA event building will be a tall one-story, steel framed building with a mezzanine and partial basement, totaling approximately 28,000 square feet. The Goodwood Brewery building will house a brewing/production space and a taproom, totaling approximately 23,000 square feet. The production space will likely be a tall one-story steel framed building and the taphouse will likely be a shorter one-story steel frame building with a roof terrace. Renovations and the addition of a café at the existing Louisville Stoneware building will rejuvenate the building for an elevated customer experience.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park Historic 3-C Shelter Restoration and Reconstruction
The project consists of selective demolition and reconstruction of the timber roof structure and wood shake roofing for a historic park shelter originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps through the US Department of Interior around 1934. The roof structure utilized thrusting rafters confined by a tension ring with cross ties at building corners and intermediate piers. The ties at intermediate piers were incorporated into Howe Trusses across the building. The project includes protection and bracing of the existing structure to remain, selective demolition of the existing roofing and timber structure, minor restoration of the existing stone masonry floor slab and piers, and new fabrication and installation of a timber structure utilizing similar in appearance to the original. New roofing is of wood shake.
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.