December 13, 2018
After Jan. 1, 2019, KBC will require all new schools to incorporate a tornado storm shelter. Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects has continued to conduct research and gather pertinent data with the help of the Department of Housing, Building & Construction and the Kentucky Department of Education. As a follow-up to our “The Coming Storm” article, we wanted to provide a few key points on how to meet the storm shelter requirements.
October 4, 2018
Beginning January 1, 2019, Kentucky Building Code will require all new schools to incorporate a tornado storm shelter within the facility. Sherman Carter Barnhart is meeting the design challenges that will ultimately impact school projects by evaluating different building systems, including Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF).
September 19, 2018
McCracken County board held a workshop Monday morning with Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects to discuss the needs of the new Lone Oak Middle School and bus garage.
September 19, 2018
In 2010, Warren County Schools, in Bowling Green KY, opened Richardsville Elementary, the first verified Net Zero Public School in the nation. Designed by Sherman Carter Barnhart, Richardsville Elementary since that time has consistently operated at an annual energy consumption of 18.2 EUI, a 75% reduction compared to the average school in Climate Zone 4.
August 24, 2018
With four major projects to open within two months of each other, is something the University of Louisville never could have imagined thirty years ago. It sends a message that the University of Louisville continues to thrive and excel as an academic institution.
August 6, 2018
When Jennings Creek Elementary School opens its doors, students will enter the district’s second energy-independent school and the first in the state to integrate computer coding from kindergarten through sixth grade, district officials said.
August 6, 2018
Working closely with Meade County District staff, local and regional industry, as well as the Elizabethtown Community & Technical College faculty, Sherman Carter Barnhart provided an innovative design solution to support 30 career and college pathways, allowing students to earn college credit and/or industry certification. It's also sustainable-net zero emerging, with a 50 Kw solar array on the roof.
August 2, 2018
By designing net zero schools, we can cut energy costs by as much as 75%, preserving teachers’ jobs, allowing a district to invest the dollars saved on energy bills directly back into educating its students. Over a 20-year span, Jennings Creek Elementary will save approximately $3.7 million in energy costs!
July 25, 2018
Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects prides itself on developing architectural solutions for student housing that demonstrate an understanding of how building designs influence and enhance a student’s collegiate experience.
July 17, 2018
Sherman Carter Barnhart worked with Morehead State University to design the renovation of its Adron Doran University Center, the hub of student activity on this vibrant campus. ADUC is almost finished! Students, faculty and staff should see the finished project this fall.
July 10, 2018
Kevin Cheek, Assoc AIA, A4LE Educational Planner, will be part of a panel at the KSBA Summer Leadership Institute discussing School Facilities Safety. The session, which includes a 90-minute panel discussion, is on Saturday July 14 at 1:15 at the Marriott Griffin Gate, Salon C.
July 6, 2018
With each new school year, we are keenly aware that our schools must address school safety with a pro-active approach that continues to “Level Up” our strategies for creating safe and secure learning environments for our children.