Monday, May 20, 2019
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3940 Grandview Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207
Louisville Free Public Library, St. Matthews Branch Addition Tour
The City of St. Matthews approached Louisville Free Public Library about expanding the scope of a planned renovation of the St. Matthews Library branch. Instead of minor interventions in the existing branch, the City’s goal was that the busiest branch in the LFPL system would have an increased presence in St. Matthews and an enhanced capacity to serve the community. The resulting renovation and expansion tripled the branch’s square footage but also triggered the reconsideration of the entire campus on which the library is sited. Steven Ward of Studio Kremer architects will present the design trajectory, share key design considerations, and host a tour of the newly opened facility.
- Understand the priorities of a library system needing to address a variety of programming needs and conflicting public expectations.
- Understand how a limited-scope project to expand a library branch impacted planning for the full campus of St. Matthews’ City Hall.
- Gain insight into how the goals of developing an expanded branch library, albeit a highly-trafficked one, can differ from those of the larger regional hubs.
- Get an introduction to some design solutions and systems not used often in our local construction market.
1 AIA LU
Free to attend!
2018 Summer Tour
Friday, July 20, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
7300 Jefferson Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40219
Maximizing Performance and Experience: The New Louisville Free Public Library South Central Regional Branch
Colin Drake, AIA, LEED AP, JRA Architects
1.5 AIA LU/HSW
Free to attend!
Chapter Lunch & Tour
Thursday, June 21, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
Bellarmine University, Centro Building
The Kentucky Chapter is hosting a tour of Bellarmine University, Centro Building. The Centro Building was completed in 2016 by Potter & Associates Architects and CMTA Consulting Engineers. Additional information regarding CEUs will be provided when available.
2017 Summer Tour
Thursday, July 20, 2017
11:30 am – 1:00 pm (lunch included)
10941 Kings Crown Drive, Prospect, KY 40059
Norton Commons Elementary School Tour
Please join us for an exciting tour and lunch at JCPS’s newest school, Norton Commons Elementary. Located in northeast Jefferson County, the state-of-the-art building features plenty of natural light and eco-friendly details such as energy-efficient motion-activated LED lights, individual thermostats in classrooms and geothermal heating and cooling, increasing student learning and energy efficiency.
The library media center includes a makerspace – a collaborative learning center that will provide students with hands-on, creative ways to design experiment, build and invent. In addition, the center houses an audio/visual/broadcast room with green screens. Students will have access to a STEAM lab and each Norton Commons Elementary classroom will have Epson interactive projectors.
The school enjoys a unique public/private partnership with the Norton Commons YMCA. Promoting educating the “whole child”, the partnership enables them to share facilities, maximize budgets and concentrate public amenities in a central suburban setting. The joint venture with the YMCA is the first of its kind in the state of Kentucky and one of only two such endeavors in the U.S.
With a focus on increasing student learning and energy efficiency, the building was designed and completed by VBN Architects and CMTA Consulting Engineers.
AIA/CEU credits available
College of Design Awards
The Kentucky Chapter worked with the University of Kentucky – College of Design on creating 21st century learning environments. The 3rd year studio class lead by Professor Greg Luhan PhD produced a variety of school projects including a school for students with special needs, rural sustainable schools, TEAM and STEAM academies, and preforming arts schools. The final jury was held in December and the Kentucky Chapter will issue awards to 2 student projects. The Association board enjoyed working with the students during this semester and seeing the progress of each project.
The Kentucky Chapter will continue working with the University of Kentucky – College of Design and students on creating 21st century learning environments.
March 2, 2016
10:30am – 2:00pm
Locust Trace Agriscience Center
3591 Leestown Road,
Lexington, KY 40511
Locust Trace AgriScience Center is the newest career and technical high school in Lexington, Kentucky, with energy and environment being key factors in the facility design and agriculture being the educational focus. Locust Trace features spacious classrooms with adjoining labs; 6.5 acres for gardening; a state-of-the-art greenhouse with an aquaculture area for raising fish; a soaring auditorium with a garage door for bringing in livestock and machinery; an expansive equine barn and arena; and, an on-site veterinary clinic. Students study in one of five programs; Plant and Land Science, Veterinary Assistant, Agriculture Power Mechanics, Equine Studies and Large Animal Science.
The school is designed to be net-zero in energy through the use of photovoltaic solar panels and net-zero in waste disposal through the utilization of constructed wetlands. The school is also minimally hooked up to water municipalities. All rain water is collected from the classroom building and the equine barn/arena to be utilized for all crop irrigation and livestock watering. An on-site well has been accessed to back up the rain water collection system in case of a drought. Sustainable agriculture is a focus in all programs.
REGISTRATION IS FREE
||Box Lunch provided by Big Ass Solutions
Presenters / Guides:
Tate Hill Jacobs Architects
Locust Trace AgriScience Center
CMTA Consulting Engineers
Big Ass Solutions
AIA Continuing Education credits will be available for this tour and presentation.