Glasgow High School

Glasgow Independent Board of Education · Glasgow, Kentucky
LEED Certified Registered

The design of the new Glasgow High School was phased around an existing classroom building, gymnasium building and separate band/vocational tech building to provide the opportunity to connect the disjointed buildings, and create a high performance, energy efficient campus worthy of LEED® certification.

The design of the new Glasgow High School was phased around an existing classroom building, gymnasium building and separate band/vocational tech building to provide the opportunity to connect the disjointed buildings, and create a high performance, energy efficient campus worthy of LEED® certification.



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Energy Efficient Campus Worthy of LEED® Certification

The first step in this project was to determine the feasibility of expanding the existing high school and/or designing a new high school. After a detailed assessment of the existing school, interactive design meetings with the District, and evaluating the funding available, the design solution focused on creating a “new school” around existing portions of the school.

The design of the new Glasgow High School was phased around an existing classroom building, gymnasium building and separate band/vocational tech building to provide the opportunity to connect the disjointed buildings, and create a high performance, energy efficient campus worthy of LEED® certification.

The 93,426 SF addition joins the existing gymnasium and band/vocational building, and features state of the art classrooms, technology and specialized project based learning classrooms. The addition also features new entry lobbies and administrative suite, along with a new cafeteria, media center, and auditorium.

The renovation of the existing gymnasium features a new wood floor as well as automatic, electrically operated bleachers with self storing handrails. The gym features a 692 bleacher seat visitor side and home side with 244 chairback seats, 192 bleacher seats and a 272 bleacher seat student section, as well as new acoustical treatments, locker rooms, weight room, concessions and ticket booth.

The combined Band/Vocational Technology building, features a new pre-engineering fabrication area with shop equipment and casework for construction projects. Classrooms, located along the perimeter of the fabrication space include computer stations for CADD instruction.

Within the band/music areas of the building, new acoustical ceiling and wall panels were installed as well as additional offices within the existing footprint. New wall, floor and ceiling finishes similar to the addition, were installed throughout to enhance the renovated building and build synergy between the old and the new.

The addition is constructed with ICF exterior walls and a TPO roof system to enhance the overall insulation factor and decrease energy use. Classroom wings are oriented to both the south and north, with classrooms specially designed for maximum daylighting. North facing classrooms feature two windows and higher ceilings to take advantage of the indirect northern daylight. South facing classroom include larger windows with clerestory windows above featuring light shelves and sunshades. Active daylighting strategies are integrated throughout the school. Solar tubes are installed within the corridors and existing interior classrooms, to create daylighting. Light level and occupancy sensors adjust the artificial lighting based on both the amount of natural daylight and occupancy. A VRV system is used to provide a cost effective, energy efficient and easy to maintain HVAC solution.

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