Frederick Fraize Middle/High School and William H. Natcher Elementary

Cloverport, Kentucky

This multiphased project involved demolishing an 1890s wing and constructing a new middle and high school area, including science rooms, a computer lab, band room, administrative suite, kitchen/cafeteria, exterior instructional area and parking.

Phase I consisted of the administrative, classrooms and restrooms addition and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMWBW Engineering, Wilkie Structural EngineeringCAPACITY200COST PER SQ FT$124.09FEATURED IN2011 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation site work. Phase II was the cafeteria, kitchen, existing classroom interior finishes and outdoor student classroom area. Phase III was the campus Sports Center.

Features include a new entrance with clerestory windows for natural lighting, outdoor speaking area and human sundial. Improvements on campus are dramatic, and the superintendent refers to the entire process as the "Renaissance" of the Cloverport Independent Schools.

The result is a completely renovated campus for this small Kentucky school district. The positive change in the student and staff culture is dramatic—the school has risen in academic performance to become one of the top 10 schools in the state.