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MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY | ANDREWS HALL

LOCATION

Morehead, Kentucky

 

ARCHITECT 

Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects

CONTRACTOR

Denark Construction

PROJECT FACTS

A perfect structural combination of concrete, masonry, wood and steel systems

To accommodate a growing student population, Morehead State constructed a new 4-story, 552-bed residence hall at its main campus. It consists of a wood-framed structural system, utilizing open-web wood trusses for both the roof and floor framing.   Vertical and lateral support is provided by wood stud walls.  The foundation system is a drilled pier and grade beam system. Each level features open, multi-purpose rooms to enhance student life.

 

Mechanical, laundry and kitchen areas are also supported.  Steel and engineered lumber framing are utilized to achieve the best solution to maintain vibration control and structure depth. The exterior walls feature brick and limestone veneer with a large number of window openings. Due to brick heights exceeding the code’s prescriptive provisions, Brown + Kubican carefully considered relative expansion potentials between the masonry and wood.  

ADDITIONAL PROJECT PHOTOS