Floyd Central High School

Floyd County Board of Education | Prestonsburg, Kentucky



Floyd Central High School’s three- story plan is highlighted by a massive media center at the front entrance with glass walls open to the second floor.



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21st Century High School Nestled between Mountains in a Picturesque Valley

Working closely with the Floyd County Board of Education, Teachers, and Administrators, Sherman Carter Barnhart developed a program featuring a modern new building nestled between mountains in a picturesque valley, overlooking Gosling Branch.

The District’s first new high school in over 20 years, Floyd Central consolidates and eliminate several existing “Category 5” schools. The three- story plan is highlighted by a massive media center at the front entrance with glass walls open to the second floor. Although compact in size, to aid in energy efficiency, the school offers a 411 seat auditorium with a balcony. Designed to support the District’s unique education philosophy, the new high school includes several labs for three areas of college and career preparatory study, including business, media/arts, and health services/allied health.

The gymnasium features a second-story walking track and seating for 1,038. In addition, there is dedicated spaces for the ROTC, archery program, and concessions outside the gymnasium.

The abundant cafeteria is adjacent to the large kitchen space, allowing the school to implement a food court-style serving area.

Priorities in the design were efficient use of space, getting ample daylight into the building, and configuring spaces to suit the new paradigms of the 21st Century School. As a result, many spaces can be re purposed as educational needs evolve. High performance thermal mass walls, coupled with a geothermal HVAC system, LED low energy lighting and a north/south building orientation assist in maximizing energy while minimizing operational costs.

Complementing the school is a state-of-the-art synthetic turf football/soccer, athletic complex, softball/baseball fields and associated support facilities.

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The Louisville Metro Housing Authority and the City of Louisville will break ground Friday, March 29, on Phase I of the Beecher Terrace Revitalization. Phase I includes a single, four-story building with 117 units designed specifically for seniors.

As part of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant, the new Beecher Terrace will be transformed into a sustainable, walkable, and amenity-rich community. When complete it will offer over 600 units of affordable housing. The buildings reflect the character of nearby neighborhoods while maintaining their heritage and identity.

The entire redevelopment is pursuing U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and USGBC Kentucky LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) and Enterprise Green Community certification.

Sherman Carter Barnhart has worked with the Louisville Metro Housing Authority for over 25 years, and we are proud to be a partner with McCormack Baron Companies on the Beecher Terrace Revitalization.
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The Louisville Metro Housing Authority and the City of Louisville will break ground Friday, March 29, on Phase I of the Beecher Terrace Revitalization. Phase I includes a single, four-story building with 117 units designed specifically for seniors.  As part of a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Implementation Grant, the new Beecher Terrace will be transformed into a sustainable, walkable, and amenity-rich community. When complete it will offer over 600 units of affordable housing. The buildings reflect the character of nearby neighborhoods while maintaining their heritage and identity. 
The entire redevelopment is pursuing U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and USGBC Kentucky LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED ND) and Enterprise Green Community certification.  Sherman Carter Barnhart has worked with the Louisville Metro Housing Authority for over 25 years, and we are proud to be a partner with McCormack Baron Companies on the Beecher Terrace Revitalization.

 

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Libraries often reflect the architectural style of their communities. At Sherman Carter Barnhart, we're proud to create designs that complement and reflect the uniqueness of each community we've worked in. ... See MoreSee Less

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Libraries often reflect the architectural style of their communities. At Sherman Carter Barnhart, were proud to create designs that complement and reflect the uniqueness of each community weve worked in.

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