Pike County Judicial Center

Pikeville, Kentucky
LEED Silver Certified

Pike County Judicial Center

Pike County Judicial Center



The Pike County Judicial Center, located on Main Street, is one block from the existing County Courthouse. It is the first LEED Silver Certified Judicial Center in Kentucky. The design features arched windows to the exterior in all courtrooms, and the first and second floors are connected by a monumental open stair. The main lobby and all courtrooms are inundated with natural light from the generously sized windows.

The Project Development Board requested an exterior design that was traditional in nature, while incorporating the style and context of the local community. The primarily brick facade is anchored with a natural limestone entry and corners. Generous stone detailing, traditional cornices and flemish bond brick panels enhance the classical design.

Pike County Judicial Center earned LEED certification featuring the following sustainable features:

  • Low Emitting Materials – Adhesives and Sealants, Paints and Coatings, Carpet systems, Composite Wood and Agrifiber
  • Lighting and Thermal Comfort Occupancy Controls
  • Building thermal comfort assessment
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems Commissioning
  • Improved Indoor Air Quality Performance
  • Reduced Heat island effect roof – Roof SRI = 92, Minimized impact on microclimate and human and wildlife inhabitants
  • Environmentally friendly vegetated (green) roof
  • Natural Copper Roofing System with highly recycled content
  • Optimize energy performance – 21% Improvement compared to ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1 – 2004
  • Water Efficient Landscaping – No Irrigation
  • Bicycle Storage and Changing Rooms
  • Preferred parking for low-emitting and fuel efficient vehicles
  • Parking size to not exceed minimum local zoning requirements
  • Permeable Pavement Systems/Storm Water Design Quality Control – Reducing impervious cover, increasing on site infiltration, and managing storm water runoff
  • Increase demand for building products that incorporate recycled content materials
  • Increase demand for building materials and products that are extracted and manufactured within the region.


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

3 weeks ago

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


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