Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences

University of Kentucky, Woodland Glenn III

Project Type: Commercial
Exterior
Lexington, KY
2015

University of Kentucky Student Residences

Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences
Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences
Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences
Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences
Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences
Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences
Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences
Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences
Woodland Glenn III, University of Kentucky Student Residences
Architect: Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects
Glazier: Kidd Glass
Glazing Producer: Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions
Photographer: Phebus Photography

The University of Kentucky located the Woodland Glen III student housing facility on the site of Cooperstown (formerly Cooper Village), which was named for the former dean of the UK College of Agriculture. Cooper Village originated in 1945 as a “G.I. City” consisting of 324 prefabricated housing units for married veterans. The prefabricated units were eventually removed and replaced in 1956 by seven graduate and family apartment buildings.

This new LEED Silver student housing facility takes full advantage of the energy efficient performance and characteristics of AGC’s Energy Select 28, which offers an excellent solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.28 and superb u-values. Since the climate in Kentucky experiences quite a range of temperatures from summer to winter, it was important to use a glazing solution with great year-round performance. Equally important, optimum use of natural daylighting was achieved by utilizing this high performing triple-silver coated glass. Energy Select 28 allows a generous use of natural daylighting with its 62% visible light transmission (VLT), and soft interior light reflectance of 14%.

The University of Kentucky and the 782 residents who will reside at Woodland Glen II will be served well by the innovative design of this building and the aesthetics and energy efficiency achieved with Energy Select 28. Completed in 2105, the Glenn III has a capacity of 782 residents across 5 floors.