In early 1995, the Woodford County Board of Education found themselves in a position of having four elementary schools and one middle school feeding into their existing high school. A study was prepared to investigate the feasibility of upgrading their current high school facilities.
While the site did not provide many opportunities for exterior expansion, there were CAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$50.00FEATURED IN1998 Architectural Portfolio interior courtyards, as well as other areas on the site that had the potential for improvement.
Building improvements included the addition of new locker rooms for physical education and athletics; standard classrooms; specialized classrooms for computer, business and business education; expanded media-center capabilities; and production facilities for TV broadcasting of student-prepared programs within the school.
The development of the media center soon became the focal point of the entire school. The new media center was divided into two distinct reading areas with a central core lined with a colonnade and a one-story atrium. Existing floor-to-floor elevations challenged the design team to develop appropriate mechanical solutions that would allow for individual room control, but still maintain the ceiling heights required by the Kentucky Department of Education.
Photographer: ©M.S. Rezny