Five years of operation and ‘zero’ to show for it

It’s easy to be dazzled by Richardsville Elementary’s array of solar panels, its compact but attractive building footprint and the homey but “green” finishes, all of which contribute to its status as the nation’s first net-zero energy public school. But the secret to the Warren County school’s success is the people who have occupied it […]

CMTA Lexington Office Building Earns LEED Platinum Certification

CMTA’s Lexington office is the first LEED® Platinum office building in Kentucky and the first LEED® Platinum building in Lexington. LEED® Platinum projects are required to meet a minimum of 80 points across seven categories including sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, innovation, and regional priority credits. CMTA’s […]

Boyd Middle Renovation Plan Unveiled

Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects unveiled designs Tuesday for a remodeled Boyd County Middle School they say will be safer, more attractive and better designed for teaching and learning. The school will have more windows and open areas and better security at its entrances. Traffic patterns will be reconfigured to make bus and car traffic more […]

Schematic design approved for new Corbin Middle School

A preliminary design for the new Corbin Middle School was approved by the Corbin Board of Education Thursday. Kevin Cheek, with Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, presented the schematic design chosen by middle school staff members to the board. Cheek originally presented staff members with three designs during a discussion session last week, however, the staff […]

Groundbreaking Officially Starts MSU Projects

Three new buildings soon will start to take form on the main campus of Morehead State University and at its Derrickson Agricultural Complex. Ceremonial ground was broken Thursday to signify the start of projects estimated to cost $48.3 million.  The projects are identified as the East Parking Complex/Dining Commons, Main Campus Residence Hall and Derrickson […]

Draft program for new Corbin Middle School approved

          After looking at a presentation filled with squares, classroom areas, requirements, space options and square feet, the Corbin Board of Education has a               plan. As a result, the board approved the draft program from the architectural firm of Sherman Carter Barnhart — with […]

Floyd Co. school consolidation plans continue forward

Plans are moving forward to combine Allen Central and South Floyd high schools under one, brand new roof. Floyd County School Board members met briefly Monday to take care of a few details relating to the land where the school will be built. The site is picked out and plans are on paper for the […]

Planning session held for Corbin Middle School

Brainstorming, collaboration and planning is underway for the new Corbin Middle School building. Staff and faculty members of the middle school gathered with the building’s architects on Wednesday to generate ideas for the building. “Folks, we’re excited,” Corbin Independent Schools Superintendent Ed McNeel said before the group. “We’re here today to get your ideas and […]

No more ‘shushing’ in these school libraries

Two 6th-grade students sit on a couch in front of a large, green screen having a conversation about a book. It’s a middle school version of theToday show, with one student playing the role of the book’s author and the other the interviewer. The camera is an iPad being held by a student recording the […]

McCracken County High School

This video features the recently completed McCracken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky. Principal Michael Ceglinski discusses the successes of both the school and the design process.

Ground Broken For New School

It’s been more than 10 years in the making. And on the count of three, Taylor County Schools’ vision of building new schools started to take shape last Wednesday as officials broke ground for the new Taylor County High School. “This is not something you get to do but once every 50 to 75 years,” […]