Leonard Engineering

Archdiocese of Louisville Pastoral Center

Leonard Engineering was selected to provide structural engineering services for the new Archdiocese of Louisville Pastoral Center located on the Holy Family Parish campus off Poplar Level Road in Louisville, Kentucky. The project included the renovation of the existing Holy Family School building as well as the construction of a new 8,500 square-foot addition onto the south end of the school building. The existing school building, which is located just south of the Holy Family Parish Church, was built in the year 1952. Located just south of the school was the Holy Family Convent, which in its latter years was used as a Child Development Center. However, in order to accommodate the new Pastoral Center addition, the existing Convent was demolished.

The new 2-story addition is primarily steel framed with bar joists and metal deck construction for the floors and roof. The second floor is specifically a light-weight concrete slab on Conform metal deck. The skin of the building is a combination of cold-formed metal framing and glass curtain walls. Other features include a new elevator and staircase that access all levels of the new and existing buildings. Furthermore, the renovation of the existing school building primarily included the reconfiguration of the existing stairs as well as the removal and reconfiguration of the front entrance. A new 3-story stair well structure was also introduced at back of the existing school. The stair well structure is mostly constructed of CMU walls and is supported on a mat slab and micropile foundation. Leonard Engineering was also responsible for analyzing the existing floors and roof to verify that the framing had adequate strength to support the new loading conditions. Additionally, Leonard Engineering designed the supplement framing required for proper support of the new rooftop mechanical equipment as well as to frame out openings in structure to accommodate the mechanical ductwork. All together, the complete Pastor Center houses 52 offices and 9 meeting rooms with a gross square footage of about 40,000 square-feet.

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