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St. Francis High School & Apartments – Mixed-Use Development

The renovation of the historic 1912 YMCA Building in downtown Louisville reshaped the interior of the building into a mixed use development consisting of a 180 student high school, 15,000 SF commercial office space, and 58 apartment units. The high school functions were reorganized on the ground through third floors. The primary design challenge was to separate the three occupancies and unite the floors for ADA accessibility.

AIA Jury Comments: “The jury recognizes and applauds the developer and the architect for taking on this type of project for the benefit of the community. The High School is a particularly successful part of the overall project. The insertion of the entry structure strengthens the entry experience through the existing exterior court. This project is an excellent model for the successful blending of a complex set of program elements into an existing context.”

  • Project Size

    137,000 SF

  • Location

    Louisville, Kentucky

  • Awards and Publications

    2003 Kentucky Society of Architects American Institute of Architects Citation for Excellence in Architectural Design

    2004 Kentuckiana Masonry Institute Excellence in Masonry Design Special Projects Awards of Honor