The new $45 million, 100,000-sf Joe Craft Football Training Facility at the University of Kentucky opened its doors in July, providing the school’s football program with state-of-the-art practice, training, treatment, study, and recreation spaces and amenities.
The design team, led by Ross Tarrant Architects and HNTB, wanted to create a modern aesthetic with a uniquely Bluegrass State feel. Exterior and interior design elements include Kentucky limestone and reclaimed barn wood. Although natural Kentucky limestone is widely available in the state, the team went with a manufactured stone product from Arriscraft, in order to benefit from its consistency and ease of installation.
The architects specified Old Country Building Stone (Smoky Mountain color) for the main exterior walls and as an accent in the foyer. For dramatic effect, the stone was laid in a sleek coursed pattern as opposed to the standard ashlar pattern. The stone’s rugged split-face texture and linear lines creates a natural, stately finish.
Affordable Housing | Mar 8, 2023
7 affordable housing developments built near historic districts, community ties
While some new multifamily developments strive for modernity, others choose to retain historic aesthetics.
Codes | Mar 2, 2023
Biden Administration’s proposed building materials rules increase domestic requirements
The Biden Administration’s proposal on building materials rules used on federal construction and federally funded state and local buildings would significantly boost the made-in-America mandate. In the past, products could qualify as domestically made if at least 55% of the value of their components were from the U.S.
75 Top Products | Nov 30, 2022
75 top building products for 2022
Each year, the Building Design+Construction editorial team evaluates the vast universe of new and updated products, materials, and systems for the U.S. building design and construction market. The best-of-the-best products make up our annual 75 Top Products report.
Building Materials | Nov 2, 2022
Design for Freedom: Ending slavery and child labor in the global building materials sector
Sharon Prince, Founder and CEO of Grace Farms and Design for Freedom, discusses DFF's report on slavery and enforced child labor in building products and materials.
Building Materials | Aug 3, 2022
Shawmut CEO Les Hiscoe on coping with a shaky supply chain in construction
BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Les Hiscoe, CEO of Shawmut Design and Construction, about how his firm keeps projects on schedule and budget in the face of shortages, delays, and price volatility.
Building Materials | Jun 20, 2022
Early-stage procurement: The next evolution of the construction supply chain
Austin Commercial’s Jason Earnhardt explains why supply chain issues for the construction industry are not going to go away and how developers and owners can get ahead of project roadblocks.
Masonry | May 24, 2021
Unilock makes major investment in the Québec market
Unilock Ltd. and Rocvale Inc. are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement whereby Unilock has acquired a majority interest in Rocvale. This transaction is the continuation of an alliance that began in 2013. It will allow Rocvale to meet the challenge to have a product offering that is constantly on the cutting edge of innovation.
Sponsored | Voice of the Brand | Jun 5, 2020
Practice Style Transcendence with Brick
Get inspired! Brick’s adaptability has made it the premier building material for centuries even as styles come and go. Nothing says “classic” like brick, but nothing says “innovative” like brick either. Check out some examples of how fired clay brick remains a major presence in the 21st Century designer’s palette.
75 Top Products | Dec 12, 2019
Top Building Envelope Products for 2019
Sto's beetle-inspired exterior coating and Dörken Systems' UV-resistant vapor-permeable barrier are among the 28 new building envelope products to make Building Design+Construction's 2019 101 Top Products report.
Sponsored | Masonry | May 15, 2017
Echelon Masonry teams with Georgia architect to upgrade Hall County sheriff’s new headquarters
Formerly plagued with broken heating and air systems, as well as the need to turn closets into offices, the new three-story, 50,000 sq. ft. headquarters opened in 2016 at a cost of approximately $5 million.