Center For Innovation

Laurel County Board of Education, London, KY
74,380 SF/900 Students
Net Zero Ready

Exterior details complement the architectural expressions within the community.

Exterior details complement the architectural expressions within the community.



PROJECT PHOTOS


PROJECT DETAILS

Optimized Flexibility To Adapt To The District and Community Needs

“The Center for Innovation is fantastic! This investment will ensure our students will excel in college or career opportunities …This center is another example of our school district doing great things for our children to succeed.” – Dr. Doug Bennett, Superintendent , Laurel County Schools

The Laurel County Center For Innovation is a two story facility with 6 academic houses, featuring a Presentation/ Conference Room, two Media Cafes, Administration, and Catering Kitchen. This unique facility, offers specialized spaces to provide optimal flexibility to adapt to the needs of the school district and community.

Working closely with the school district, Sherman Carter Barnhart designed the school to provide an optimal learning environment with extensive daylighting and state of the art technology. The entire curriculum is online and supported by a digital research library, and “live” laboratories for hands on learning. Outside the classrooms, continued learning is encouraged with numerous interactive and collaborative learning spaces for student to student and student to faculty engagement. There is also numerous areas for students to display their work.

Energy reduction was also a major focus during the planning and design of the school. A solar panel powers the lighting system for the school, to reduce energy demands, to operate at 25 EIU’s or less annually, thereby reaching “Net Zero Energy Achievable” performance. A geothermal HVAC system and a super insulated building envelope also advance the reduction of energy demand. The building is also equipped to expand the solar power installation to one day reach Net Zero Energy.

To facilitate flexibility and future growth, the building structure is steel columns with load bearing exterior walls. Two centrally located media cafes with vertical openings visually connect the floors and academic houses.

 

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Amazing project for the future of the Russell County Students.Progress continues on the Lake Cumberland Regional College & Workforce Center! The building (under construction by Branscum Construction Company, Inc) is beginning to resemble the design rendering by Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects. The center is being constructed on the grounds of Russell County High School but will be a resource for the entire region. The center is expected to serve 2,215 high school students and 620 adults in all five primary Kentucky Workforce Investment Board sectors — advanced manufacturing, healthcare, technology, construction trades, and transportation. If you are not familiar with this project and how it will impact our regional workforce learn more on our website: https://rcidaky.com/lake-cumberland-regional-college-workforce-center ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Amazing project for the future of the Russell County Students.

We’ve truly enjoyed getting to know Hannah. She’s been a great addition to our team!Hannah Chalfant is with Sherman Carter Barnhart firm in Lexington this summer completing her internship. Nice color scheme Hannah. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

We’ve truly enjoyed getting to know Hannah. She’s been a great addition to our team!

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