LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Renderings for the new JCPS West Broadway school were unveiled today at a groundbreaking for the state-of-the-art elementary in west Louisville. Luckett & Farley designed the modern school and neighborhood hub located near 18th and Broadway.
The innovative health and learning campus is connected to the Republic Bank Foundation YMCA, which was also designed by the Louisville-based architecture firm. This community hub will span 79,000 square feet over two stories on a shared site with the YMCA, allowing the two organizations to share amenities including the gymnasium, playgrounds, tech center, and library.
“Luckett & Farley’s experience with higher education design and community-minded functional environments were assets when designing this school,” said Luckett & Farley President and CEO Aric Andrew. “This modern learning facility is built for the future to accelerate growth in this under-served community and support the students and teachers who will utilize this entire education and recreation campus.”
Two west end elementary schools, Roosevelt-Perry and Wheatly, will be combined to use this critical community structure. Community meetings and input from those who will use and benefit from this facility shaped Luckett & Farley’s design process to create a space that best serves this neighborhood. This includes an adaptable design that can accommodate changing user needs and pedagogies including supporting project-based learning, the use of collaboration zones, and flexibility for evolving technology.
“As architects and citizens, we have a responsibility to lead the way for transformational change in our communities,” said Luckett & Farley Higher Education Studio Market Director William Maffett. “Luckett & Farley is thrilled to be working with JCPS to invest in west Louisville to build the first new school here in more than 20 years.”
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