314 Wilkinson St., Frankfort, KY 40601 (502)875-2290
Rowan County Middle School
As requested by the Owner, this is a "unique", 100,000 s.f. facility for 850 students located on a central campus
with other schools. Staff involvement was a significant factor in achieving the owner’s program, with over 1,000
hours devoted to listening, sharing information, and developing designs for review. Family grade groups plus
separate "arts" group defined the class areas, and building function relative to site and security issues helped
determine space relationships. The project had a very tight budget at $18 mil, and included up-sized gym, new-
generation energy-efficient VRV-HVAC system, and total campus circulation revisions to facilitate traffic flow and
bus/car separation. The project bid in October 2009, with a total contract at $17.5 mil, 3% under budget.
Construction completed in January 2011.