Lexington Convention Center and Renovation of Rupp Arena

 Architects:  EOP Architects  &  NBBJ

Architects: EOP Architects & NBBJ

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A $241.0 M (estimated) 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.


Appalachian Wildlife Center

 Architect:  Clotfelter-Samokar

A new, 82,300 sq ft, $22.2 Million (including site improvements) 1-story with partial second floor with walk-out basement building featuring wildlife displays, wildlife learning areas, movie theater, gift-shop and dining facility.  The building will be founded on a structural concrete mat slab with integral grade beams.  The building structure will feature steel frames integrated with all exposed wood glulam timber columns, beams and trusses.  The second floor structure will utilize a composite steel floor system while the roof structures will be a combination of cold-formed steel trusses with steel roof deck system and exposed glulam timber beams and trusses with exposed laminated wood deck system.


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.


Turfway Park Renovations

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United States Equestrian Federation - Corporate Headquarters

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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.