Joe Harrison Carter Elementary School, Renovation/Addition

Tompkinsville, Kentucky

This major addition to the Joe Harrison Carter Elementary School provides needed extensive renovations and upgrades to several systems.

The renovated facility uses a variable refrigerant volume (VRV) system, which is highly efficient and easy to operate. In addition to renovations, five classrooms were added to the existing facility.

Several architectural elements ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY240COST PER SQ FT$108.53FEATURED IN2007 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation incorporated into the design to help teachers improve their instructional process. Each classroom received a basic technology installation of a PC, whiteboard, classroom speaker system, infrared remote microphone and a fixed-mount projector that are used to deliver instructional materials to students.

Additional design elements included hallway striping, a learning floor map (showing the different Kentucky regions to assist students in geography) and a learning ceiling that helps students learn about domes and oscillations.

Overall, the goal of the district and the architectural team was to create a learning environment that is exciting for students and helps improve the instructional process.