Ezra B. Sparrow Early Childhood Center

Anderson County Schools · Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
40,000 SF/300 Students - Net Zero Ready
Energy Star



Ezra Sparrow Early Learning Center was designed with particular attention to young students with mobility issues allowing them to take advantage of all education opportunities.



PROJECT PHOTOS


PROJECT DETAILS

Designed to Support an Ever changing Population of Pre-school and Kindergarten Students

With a very limited budget, the design solution focused on the special program needs of these young learns, while implementing energy saving features to not only meet the construction budget, but also to reduce maintenance costs.

The Ezra Sparrow Early Learning Center was designed to support an ever changing population of pre-school and kindergarten students with flexible spaces while maximizing the sense of safety through scale and security.

All areas including classrooms, the media center, the cafeteria and recreational spaces are designed for flexibility to accommodate the range of ages that changes from year to year. The kitchen has the flexibility to serve both half and full day programs as well as an after school program. The cafeteria is divisible with a screen to provide food service and recreational activities/programs simultaneously.

As the first experience away from home for these young students, the design focused on creating a safe and secure environment. The scale is such that the students feel safe and comfortable, while the building features a secured entrance for the students and parents. Furthermore, access to the fenced outdoor playground is also controlled and located away from the public side of the building and parking.

The school was also designed with particular attention to young students with mobility issues allowing them to take advantage of all education opportunities.

To address the energy usage and costs, the building is designed with many energy efficiency features including Insulated Concrete Walls, a highly insulated roof, and de-centralized mechanical units to provide more comfortable conditions for the students and teachers in various levels of activity. The building was also orientated to take advantage of natural daylight and offers extensive daylighting.

Ezra Sparrow operates at 25 kBtu/sf/yr creating an average savings of over $63,149 a year in energy costs.

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Congrats to Vivian Perry, the deputy executive director of the Kingston Housing Authority, for winning the Sherman Carter Barnhart Amazon card at the SERC-NAHRO Annual Conference!

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The Collaborative Learning Center project, a central part of that campaign, has ignited a passion for creating new collaborations on campus. The building offers design and spaces where 21st Century Education principles can thrive.

The more than 50,000-square-foot building will house the Howard and Beverly Dayton School of Business and the School of Science, Health & Mathematics. The facility will include labs and classrooms, conference rooms, a sales training center, an entrepreneurial group work room, faculty offices, an atrium and auditorium and more.

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