North Oldham High School

Buckner, Kentucky

The original building was designed as a 750-student middle school. The architect was challenged to convert the building to a 1,200-student high school. The restricted site required multiple additions, some directly in front of the main entrance.

The two-story front addition includes a new entry canopy and entrance vestibule, new ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,200COST PER SQ FT$100.56FEATURED IN2012 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation and guidance offices, and an addition to the cafeteria on the first floor. The central hall of the new addition connects up to the center portion of the original western classroom wing. The second floor contains 11 new classrooms. An elevator, two exit stairs and a central open stair connect the floors.

Other additions include a new science lab, spectator gym, new arts wing, performing-arts facilities and a new athletic complex, which includes a new stadium, home and visitor’s stadium seating, and locker rooms.

Unique to this project was the ability to provide an interior connection with the adjacent middle school to share the new arts wing and performing-arts facility.