D.W. Wilburn is serving as the general contractor of Great Crossing High School located on Betsy Way in Scott County, Kentucky. The high school, which will cost $59 million, is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

The main classroom building will be 232,000 square-feet with 40 state-of-the-art classrooms. The architect’s master plan includes a greenhouse, auditorium, art suite, science labs, pre-engineering labs, and IT labs. The athletic campus has been included in the master plan, but will be bid as a separate package on a later date.

Because Scott County has experienced rapid growth in the 21st Century, future expansion on the lower level has been included in the architect’s design via the inclusion of unfinished support spaces and classrooms. Once expansion has taken place, Great Crossing High School will have a maximum occupancy of nearly 2,000 students.

D.W. Wilburn is the general contractor of this new high school located in Lexington, Kentucky. The 280,000-sqare-foot school is situated on 65 acres along Winchester Road and is being constructed in response to the rapid population growth in eastern Fayette County.

Frederick Douglass High School is a state-of-the-art facility designed by Tate Hill Jacobs Architects as a flexible, 21st-century instructional space with the inclusion of both a "living lab" and traditional classrooms to be used to prepare students for STEM careers. The facility will also house the Carter G. Woodson Academy for boys.

Students will begin studies in the new high school in August of 2017.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor on this new elementary school located in Lexington, Kentucky. The new facility was built in response to continuously growing population on the south side of the county.

This new 73,900-square foot facility includes general classrooms, specialty classrooms, a cafeteria and gymnasium, a media center, and administrative offices and support spaces.

The building will be constructed in a single story with a structural steel building frame and include services for general plumbing, fire protection, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electric work, communication and technology.

Wellington Elementary was built as the first “green” elementary school in the district.

D.W. Wilburn served as construction manager for the new George Rogers Clark High School in Winchester, Kentucky. The new facility was built to replace the county’s only existing high school, one that would no longer accommodate the 1,900 students in grades 9 through 12.

Project features included a 267,000-SF high school with a separate 42,000-SF area technology center and performance gymnasium. The main high school facility features standard classrooms, specialized classrooms, an agriculture department and greenhouse, an extensive interior courtyard with outdoor learning space, a media center, computer labs, multi-purpose rooms, an auxiliary gymnasium, kitchen and cafeteria, administrative offices, as well as a 600-seat, two-story auditorium with extended stage.

Sustainability features include natural daylighting, skylights, sun shades, high-performance insulation, a reflective roof, high performance HVAC systems and two vegetated roofs with water harvesting systems used for integrated irrigation.

Project challenges included a large 90-acre site built in multiple-phases as funding allowed, with the high school being built first and the area technology center and performance gymnasium following.