Locust Trace AgriScience Farm, Lexington, Ky.
People: Architect, Tate Hill Jacobs Architects, Lexington; architect of record, Susan Stokes Hill, Lexington; general contractor, Messer Construction, Lexington.
Products: About 43,000 square feet of steel roof joists/deck were manufactured by New Millennium Building Systems in Butler, Ind. Fabral in Lancaster, Pa., supplied 56,487 square feet of Stand’N Seam metal roof panels and 4,746 square feet of Select Series siding. The aluminum storefront consists of 4,978 square feet of Trifab VG 451T from Kawneer in Norcross, Ga., and the aluminum window frames are 2525 series from Manhattan, Kan.-based Manko. Sunshades are from Industrial Louvers in Delano, Minn., and hollow metal doors and frames came from Curries in Mason City, Iowa. Large-diameter fans from Big Ass Fans in Lexington were used inside. The facility also uses 7,500 square feet of ProStud 20 interior metal stud framing from Clark Western, West Chester, Ohio.
Fine points: Situated on 82 acres of government-donated land on the outskirts of Lexington, Locust Trace High School offers an innovative campus designed to educate students for careers in equine and agriculture sciences. The net-zero energy facility includes clerestory windows for daylighting, energy-efficient large-diameter fans for thermal comfort, solar tube illumination supplemented with T5 fluorescent lighting, renewable energy through photovoltaic solar panels, and permeable paving systems.