New Storm Shelter Requirement Affects Most Kentucky Schools

Applies to New Buildings After January 1, 2019 The winds of change are blowing in with updates to Kentucky’s building code this year. Starting January 1, 2019, any new P-12 school built to accommodate more than 50 students will be required to provide a storm shelter large enough for all of the school’s occupants. Nearly […]

Designing for School Safety

Public safety is at the forefront of nearly everyone’s mind today, and nowhere is the sense of urgency greater than in our schools. As designers of educational facilities, we want to do everything we can to protect the occupants of our buildings—but we know creating schools that look like prisons isn’t the answer. A school […]

Kroger Field Receives National Award

The RossTarrant Architects design team responsible for leading the design of Kroger Field has received national recognition for their work. The stadium was recognized as the 2018 Best Stadium and Arena Building by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). “The goals for this project included transforming the appearance of the existing stadium and enhancing the fan […]

What is WELL? Lessons Learned at the Kentucky WELL Workshop

“Well combines best practices in design and construction with evidence-based health and scientific research – harnessing buildings as vehicles to support human health and well-being.” –International Well Building Institute Can a building improve the health and wellness of its occupants? Can a strategically designed building nurture mental health? Can Architecture help to reduce obesity, cardiovascular […]

Bittersweet Goodbyes

Every year, August proves to be a bittersweet month at RossTarrant Architect as our interns (and sometimes coworkers) set off for new adventures. Their excitement about starting a new semester or moving on to the next chapter in their lives is contagious. We are so happy for them! It’s just that we are so darn […]

Toliver Elementary Move In

  Toliver Elementary got some new residents when excited students moved into their newly added classrooms after spring break. After 14 months of construction, the District mounted a huge effort to get the new space ready over the break, and the result has been a seamless transition into the new space. Board Member Steve Becker […]

EKU Case Dining Hall Taking Shape

Excitement abounds as the new Case Dining Hall begins to take shape on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. Under an accelerated construction schedule, work has been ongoing since fall when demolition of the existing Case Hall was completed. The steel frame is complete and exterior framing is underway along with interior framing, mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins […]

Transylvania University Opens New Residence Halls

In 2014, Transylvania University embarked on an ambitious plan to transform student life on campus by demolishing and replacing three of its aging residence halls. Upon completion of the first hall, University leaders saw an opportunity to make adjustments to the interior design of that building that would enable it to better reflect the Transy […]