South Regional Postsecondary Education Center

Glasgow, Kentucky

  • FIRM

    Nolan & Nolan, Inc.

  • CLIENT

    Western Kentucky University

  • AREA

    53,000 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $6,330,257.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    10/2001

Designed to be a state-of-the-art learning facility and technology center, the South Regional Postsecondary Education Center offers a “seamless transition” in post-secondary education. With 53,000 square feet contained in two stories, this new construction offers an entire campus in one building, which is on a 30-acre site adjacent to Barren County High School. The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$119.50FEATURED IN2002 Architectural Portfolio is highlighted by a two-story brick masonry shaft, open to the corridors, topped by a translucent skylight. Administrative offices, bookstore, general-education classrooms and a student lounge are on the first floor. Learning labs are offered, as well as dedicated technology classrooms, which are operated by Bowling Green Technical College.

Materials include brick masonry, precast concrete, aluminum curtainwall and glass. Interior finishes, such as vinyl tile, brick masonry, concrete masonry and suspended acoustical ceilings, were selected for durability, as well as aesthetics. The structural system is composed of load-bearing concrete masonry walls, steel bar joists and metal decking. This facility reflects forward-thinking design and best use of technology.