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  • Great Crossing High School

    Great Crossing High School

    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.

    Great Crossing High School

    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.

  • CentrePointe Office and Hotel Complex

    CentrePointe Office and Hotel Complex

    D.W. Wilburn will serve as the general contractor of this office and hotel complex located atop a 700-space underground parking garage in the heart of Downtown Lexington.

    The project consists of an 11-story hotel, a 7-story condominium and penthouse unit, a 10-story office tower, a 4-story extended stay inn, and a 12-story apartment complex. Retail spaces will be featured at street level, in addition to a Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. A Marriott Hotel and Residence Inn will anchor the complex, while the office building will occupy the space at the corner of Limestone and Main Street.

    Completion of the CentrePointe complex is expected for August of 2018, at which time the underground parking garage- also constructed by D.W. Wilburn- will be fully operational.

    CentrePointe Office and Hotel Complex

    D.W. Wilburn will serve as the general contractor of this office and hotel complex located atop a 700-space underground parking garage in the heart of Downtown Lexington.

    The project consists of an 11-story hotel, a 7-story condominium and penthouse unit, a 10-story office tower, a 4-story extended stay inn, and a 12-story apartment complex. Retail spaces will be featured at street level, in addition to a Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. A Marriott Hotel and Residence Inn will anchor the complex, while the office building will occupy the space at the corner of Limestone and Main Street.

    Completion of the CentrePointe complex is expected for August of 2018, at which time the underground parking garage- also constructed by D.W. Wilburn- will be fully operational.

  • University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union Headquarters

    University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union Headquarters

    D.W. Wilburn served as construction manager at risk on the new headquarters facility for the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (UKFCU) in Lexington, Kentucky.
    The UKFCU quickly outgrew their existing headquarters and banking branch offices formerly located in the Hamburg area of Lexington. New land was purchased in Hamburg to develop a 50,000-SF, three-story facility on a 10-acre tract.
    D.W. Wilburn provided pre-construction services, including cost estimates and budgeting, value engineering, constructability review, and schedule development services. The $10 million project was completed in August of 2017.
    Project challenges were minimal and construction was completed on schedule.

    University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union Headquarters

    D.W. Wilburn served as construction manager at risk on the new headquarters facility for the University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union (UKFCU) in Lexington, Kentucky.
    The UKFCU quickly outgrew their existing headquarters and banking branch offices formerly located in the Hamburg area of Lexington. New land was purchased in Hamburg to develop a 50,000-SF, three-story facility on a 10-acre tract.
    D.W. Wilburn provided pre-construction services, including cost estimates and budgeting, value engineering, constructability review, and schedule development services. The $10 million project was completed in August of 2017.
    Project challenges were minimal and construction was completed on schedule.

  • CentrePointe Parking Garage

    CentrePointe Parking Garage

    D.W. Wilburn is serving as the general contractor of the 700-space underground parking garage that will serve as the foundation and parking for the upcoming mixed-use development known as CentrePointe. A 3-phased approach has been taken to complete the garage by the summer of 2017; the Limestone side will reach completion first, followed in sequence by the South Upper Street side, and finally, the Vine Street side. The garage will be occupied on a date after its initial completion due to the upcoming construction of the office tower, hotels, restaurants, and retail spaces planned atop the garage.

    Project challenges have included an extremely limited staging area, mitigation of traffic congestion, a fast-tracked construction schedule, and the 24-hour removal of groundwater from the site. 

    CentrePointe Parking Garage

    D.W. Wilburn is serving as the general contractor of the 700-space underground parking garage that will serve as the foundation and parking for the upcoming mixed-use development known as CentrePointe. A 3-phased approach has been taken to complete the garage by the summer of 2017; the Limestone side will reach completion first, followed in sequence by the South Upper Street side, and finally, the Vine Street side. The garage will be occupied on a date after its initial completion due to the upcoming construction of the office tower, hotels, restaurants, and retail spaces planned atop the garage.

    Project challenges have included an extremely limited staging area, mitigation of traffic congestion, a fast-tracked construction schedule, and the 24-hour removal of groundwater from the site. 

  • EKU Martin and Brockton Halls

    EKU Martin and Brockton Halls

    D.W. Wilburn is the general contractor for Martin and Brockton Halls, two new state-of-the-art dormitories with the combined square footage of over 360,000 square feet, located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. The construction of both dormitories was included in the EKU Campus Revitalization Plan, which was enacted in 2016.

    Martin and Brockton Halls will add over 1000 beds by the fall of 2017. Both dorms will offer state-of-the-art living quarters, with the inclusion of “simple” and “super” suites, multipurpose rooms, rec rooms, computer labs, and classrooms.

    Project challenges included a limited staging area and location on an active campus in an urban setting.

    EKU Martin and Brockton Halls

    D.W. Wilburn is the general contractor for Martin and Brockton Halls, two new state-of-the-art dormitories with the combined square footage of over 360,000 square feet, located on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus. The construction of both dormitories was included in the EKU Campus Revitalization Plan, which was enacted in 2016.

    Martin and Brockton Halls will add over 1000 beds by the fall of 2017. Both dorms will offer state-of-the-art living quarters, with the inclusion of “simple” and “super” suites, multipurpose rooms, rec rooms, computer labs, and classrooms.

    Project challenges included a limited staging area and location on an active campus in an urban setting.

  • Bluegrass Stockyards

    Bluegrass Stockyards

    D.W. Wilburn served as the general contractor for the new Bluegrass Stockyards complex, which is to house the largest cattle market east of the Mississippi River. The facility features a 190,000-square-foot sales pavilion and a 40,000-square-foot administrative office on 100 acres of property adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park on Ironworks Pike. The new complex in rural Fayette County was chosen to replace the former urban site because of the easy access to I-75 and I-64. 

    The new Bluegrass Stockyar replaces the historic 10-acre stockyards complex that was destroyed in 2016, by a massive fire.

    Project challenges included ensuring nearby communities that siting and environmental controls would prevent groundwater contamination.  

    Bluegrass Stockyards

    D.W. Wilburn served as the general contractor for the new Bluegrass Stockyards complex, which is to house the largest cattle market east of the Mississippi River. The facility features a 190,000-square-foot sales pavilion and a 40,000-square-foot administrative office on 100 acres of property adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park on Ironworks Pike. The new complex in rural Fayette County was chosen to replace the former urban site because of the easy access to I-75 and I-64. 

    The new Bluegrass Stockyar replaces the historic 10-acre stockyards complex that was destroyed in 2016, by a massive fire.

    Project challenges included ensuring nearby communities that siting and environmental controls would prevent groundwater contamination.  

  • Frederick Douglass High School

    Frederick Douglass High School

    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.

    Frederick Douglass High School

    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.

  • UK School of Art and Visual Studies

    UK School of Art and Visual Studies

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor on this 112,115-square-foot renovation of this early 1900s historic warehouse facility. Project cost was $12.2 million and was completed in May 2015.

    Project features included a total transformation of this loft style residential warehouse facility into state-of-the-art teaching, studio and gallery space to house the University of Kentucky’s expanding University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, part of the College of Fine Arts.

    Spaces include administrative offices, classrooms, studios, gallery and exhibit areas, multiple digital media labs, a fabrication lab, and a technology resource center.

    Project challenges include a limited site in an urban area, preservation of historic features while offering modern amenities, and upgrading to institutional mechanical, electrical and exhaust systems to meet the needs of the facility.

    UK School of Art and Visual Studies

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor on this 112,115-square-foot renovation of this early 1900s historic warehouse facility. Project cost was $12.2 million and was completed in May 2015.

    Project features included a total transformation of this loft style residential warehouse facility into state-of-the-art teaching, studio and gallery space to house the University of Kentucky’s expanding University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, part of the College of Fine Arts.

    Spaces include administrative offices, classrooms, studios, gallery and exhibit areas, multiple digital media labs, a fabrication lab, and a technology resource center.

    Project challenges include a limited site in an urban area, preservation of historic features while offering modern amenities, and upgrading to institutional mechanical, electrical and exhaust systems to meet the needs of the facility.

  • UK Primary Care & Gill Heart Institute

    UK Primary Care & Gill Heart Institute

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the Primary Care Outpatient Diagnostic Center and Gill Heart Institute located on the University of Kentucky Medical Center campus in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Project features include a five-story building that includes Gill Heart Institute on the first two floors, with the remaining three floors dedicated to minimally invasive surgery performed on an outpatient basis.

    Project challenges included construction on an active campus, traffic and pedestrian circulation, underground utilities and overall limited site constraints.

    UK Primary Care & Gill Heart Institute

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the Primary Care Outpatient Diagnostic Center and Gill Heart Institute located on the University of Kentucky Medical Center campus in Lexington, Kentucky.

    Project features include a five-story building that includes Gill Heart Institute on the first two floors, with the remaining three floors dedicated to minimally invasive surgery performed on an outpatient basis.

    Project challenges included construction on an active campus, traffic and pedestrian circulation, underground utilities and overall limited site constraints.

  • Wellington Elementary School

    Wellington Elementary School

    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.

    Wellington Elementary School

    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.

  • Somerset Energy Center

    Somerset Energy Center

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor on the new Somerset Energy Center in Somerset, Kentucky.

    The new 36,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, the first of its kind in the state, monitors the city’s vast natural gas pipeline network. The facility will house more than just the Energy Center, which will occupy part of the second floor. The rest of the facility will house City Hall, the City Clerk’s Office, the Somerset Police Department and an Emergency Command Center, along with support spaces for all departments.

    Project challenges include demolition of existing facilities, construction on a constrained site located in downtown Somerset, maintaining pedestrian and traffic circulation patterns, sequencing and phasing to allow for demolition of existing facilities as new spaces are ready for occupation.

    Somerset Energy Center

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor on the new Somerset Energy Center in Somerset, Kentucky.

    The new 36,200-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility, the first of its kind in the state, monitors the city’s vast natural gas pipeline network. The facility will house more than just the Energy Center, which will occupy part of the second floor. The rest of the facility will house City Hall, the City Clerk’s Office, the Somerset Police Department and an Emergency Command Center, along with support spaces for all departments.

    Project challenges include demolition of existing facilities, construction on a constrained site located in downtown Somerset, maintaining pedestrian and traffic circulation patterns, sequencing and phasing to allow for demolition of existing facilities as new spaces are ready for occupation.

  • Red Mile Entertainment Center

    Red Mile Entertainment Center

    D.W. Wilburn is serving as general contractor on the renovation and expansion of The Red Mile thoroughbred race track in Lexington, Kentucky.

    The project involves a major renovation of the existing 35,000-SF facilities, which has not been done in more than a decade.

    The project also includes a 15,000-SF addition to house a new “Entertainment Center” with 1,000 terminals for instant wagering that will offer an all-new betting and wagering experience.

    Project challenges include an addition and renovation project at an existing facility and a short 11-month construction window beginning during the downturn of the building cycle.

    Red Mile Entertainment Center

    D.W. Wilburn is serving as general contractor on the renovation and expansion of The Red Mile thoroughbred race track in Lexington, Kentucky.

    The project involves a major renovation of the existing 35,000-SF facilities, which has not been done in more than a decade.

    The project also includes a 15,000-SF addition to house a new “Entertainment Center” with 1,000 terminals for instant wagering that will offer an all-new betting and wagering experience.

    Project challenges include an addition and renovation project at an existing facility and a short 11-month construction window beginning during the downturn of the building cycle.

  • MSU Center for Health, Education & Research

    MSU Center for Health, Education & Research

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Center for Health, Education and Research at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.

    The project was a collaboration between the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. This interdisciplinary and inter-professional educational model received state and federal funding.

    Project features included lecture and laboratory classrooms, faculty and staff offices, conference areas, multi-purpose classrooms, meeting rooms, an auditorium, a medical library, a wellness facility, and administrative offices.

    Project challenges included construction on an occupied campus and coordination with multiple stakeholders and needs to create a cohesive facility.

    MSU Center for Health, Education & Research

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Center for Health, Education and Research at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky.

    The project was a collaboration between the Saint Claire Regional Medical Center, Morehead State University and the University of Kentucky. This interdisciplinary and inter-professional educational model received state and federal funding.

    Project features included lecture and laboratory classrooms, faculty and staff offices, conference areas, multi-purpose classrooms, meeting rooms, an auditorium, a medical library, a wellness facility, and administrative offices.

    Project challenges included construction on an occupied campus and coordination with multiple stakeholders and needs to create a cohesive facility.

  • Juniper Hills Aquatic Center

    Juniper Hills Aquatic Center

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for this brand new aquatic center being developed on the site of the previous Juniper Hills swimming pool facility.

    Project features include facility with restrooms, locker rooms, admissions and snack area. Water park features include small children’s area, lap pool, water slide area, play structure area, and lazy river.

    Project challenges include developing on an existing facility site, site topography, and short construction schedule to open in time for upcoming outdoor swimming season.

    Juniper Hills Aquatic Center

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for this brand new aquatic center being developed on the site of the previous Juniper Hills swimming pool facility.

    Project features include facility with restrooms, locker rooms, admissions and snack area. Water park features include small children’s area, lap pool, water slide area, play structure area, and lazy river.

    Project challenges include developing on an existing facility site, site topography, and short construction schedule to open in time for upcoming outdoor swimming season.

  • Whitaker Family YMCA

    Whitaker Family YMCA

    D.W. Wilburn is currently serving as general contractor for the new Whitaker Family YMCA location in the Hamburg area of Lexington, Kentucky.

    Project features include a 58,000-SF state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, indoor warm water pool and play area, multi-use lap pool, exercise studio for group classes, indoor track, full-court gymnasium, childcare area, locker rooms, multi-purpose community room and sports fields.

    Whitaker Family YMCA

    D.W. Wilburn is currently serving as general contractor for the new Whitaker Family YMCA location in the Hamburg area of Lexington, Kentucky.

    Project features include a 58,000-SF state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, indoor warm water pool and play area, multi-use lap pool, exercise studio for group classes, indoor track, full-court gymnasium, childcare area, locker rooms, multi-purpose community room and sports fields.

  • Glasgow State Nursing Home

    Glasgow State Nursing Home

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for this new replacement facility for the Glasgow State Nursing Facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

    This brand new 100-bed facility replaces an aging and structurally failing facility. It is located directly in front of the existing facility on a 27-acre site in Glasgow, Kentucky and is built to LEED certification standards. The project includes a 72,000-square foot, one-story facility on a partial basement for mechanical and service functions. Features include central areas for dining and socializing, extensive windows for daylighting, a central enclosed courtyard, and modern open living spaces with private and semi-private rooms.

    Glasgow State Nursing Facility is a licensed, state-owned and operated long-term care center for individuals with mental illness who need both mental health treatment and skilled nursing services. Patients arrive by referral from other psychiatric facilities and hospitals. 

    Glasgow State Nursing Home

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for this new replacement facility for the Glasgow State Nursing Facility in Glasgow, Kentucky.

    This brand new 100-bed facility replaces an aging and structurally failing facility. It is located directly in front of the existing facility on a 27-acre site in Glasgow, Kentucky and is built to LEED certification standards. The project includes a 72,000-square foot, one-story facility on a partial basement for mechanical and service functions. Features include central areas for dining and socializing, extensive windows for daylighting, a central enclosed courtyard, and modern open living spaces with private and semi-private rooms.

    Glasgow State Nursing Facility is a licensed, state-owned and operated long-term care center for individuals with mental illness who need both mental health treatment and skilled nursing services. Patients arrive by referral from other psychiatric facilities and hospitals. 

  • EKU Science Building, Phase II

    EKU Science Building, Phase II

    D.W. Wilburn is serving as general contractor on the second phase of the Science Building at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

    The new 158,000-SF facility will adjoin the existing new Science Building and add the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geography and Geology. The second phase will add 25 new teaching labs, 31 new research labs, 17 preparation labs, four large classrooms, three conference rooms, 63 faculty and staff offices and more in a space specially designed for collaborative research among faculty and students and for hands-on learning.

    Project challenges include new construction to adjoin to an existing, occupied facility, located on an active college campus, and a limited staging area.

    EKU Science Building, Phase II

    D.W. Wilburn is serving as general contractor on the second phase of the Science Building at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

    The new 158,000-SF facility will adjoin the existing new Science Building and add the Departments of Biological Sciences and Geography and Geology. The second phase will add 25 new teaching labs, 31 new research labs, 17 preparation labs, four large classrooms, three conference rooms, 63 faculty and staff offices and more in a space specially designed for collaborative research among faculty and students and for hands-on learning.

    Project challenges include new construction to adjoin to an existing, occupied facility, located on an active college campus, and a limited staging area.

  • EKU Business & Technology Center

    EKU Business & Technology Center

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor both phases of the new Business & Technology Complex at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

    The 78,000-SF facility includes classrooms as well as offices for both administration and faculty, including the dean’s office and college advising offices. The building also houses offices for EKU’s Small Business Development Center, the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Eastern Innovation Region of the Office for the New Economy, and EKUBusiness.

    Project challenges include site considerations and drainage, as well as construction on an active college campus in close proximity to existing facilities and students.

    EKU Business & Technology Center

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor both phases of the new Business & Technology Complex at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

    The 78,000-SF facility includes classrooms as well as offices for both administration and faculty, including the dean’s office and college advising offices. The building also houses offices for EKU’s Small Business Development Center, the Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology, the Eastern Innovation Region of the Office for the New Economy, and EKUBusiness.

    Project challenges include site considerations and drainage, as well as construction on an active college campus in close proximity to existing facilities and students.

  • George Rogers Clark High School

    George Rogers Clark High School

    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.

    George Rogers Clark High School

    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.

  • Center for Communication Arts

    Center for Communication Arts

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Center for Communication Arts at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky.

    The facility enables cross collaboration, shared resources and interactive learning opportunities for students across multiple communication arts disciplines.

    Project features included a 120-seat theatre, two multi-media production labs, audio and video editing suites, a professional-grade recording studio, two film-style sound stages (one being a complete black box theatre), interior and exterior backstage for filming, as well as support rooms for these two stages to include dressing rooms, green room, prop storage, set construction shop, and a garage area for the production trailer.

    Project challenges included construction on an active campus, limited budget to meet programmatic requirements and advanced schedule.

    Center for Communication Arts

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Center for Communication Arts at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky.

    The facility enables cross collaboration, shared resources and interactive learning opportunities for students across multiple communication arts disciplines.

    Project features included a 120-seat theatre, two multi-media production labs, audio and video editing suites, a professional-grade recording studio, two film-style sound stages (one being a complete black box theatre), interior and exterior backstage for filming, as well as support rooms for these two stages to include dressing rooms, green room, prop storage, set construction shop, and a garage area for the production trailer.

    Project challenges included construction on an active campus, limited budget to meet programmatic requirements and advanced schedule.

  • The 300 Building

    The 300 Building

    D.W. Wilburn served as both part-owner and general contractor on the 300 Soward Boulevard Building for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Frankfort, Kentucky. The project is utilizes the design-build-finance-develop and maintain delivery method. This unique project approach included phased design, permitting and construction, including a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for construction as well as long-term maintenance throughout the term of the lease. That GMP was established at contract award prior to construction based on limited design development drawings.

    The 371,000-SF facility includes office and support spaces for five different cabinets for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The first floor also includes a separate food service area. The building was constructed for optimum energy efficiency, and achieved LEED certification.

    Project challenges included beginning construction at the downturn of the building cycle, site issues including sink holes and significant amounts of rock, an extremely short 13-month design and construction window for a project of the overall size and scope.

    The 300 Building

    D.W. Wilburn served as both part-owner and general contractor on the 300 Soward Boulevard Building for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Frankfort, Kentucky. The project is utilizes the design-build-finance-develop and maintain delivery method. This unique project approach included phased design, permitting and construction, including a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for construction as well as long-term maintenance throughout the term of the lease. That GMP was established at contract award prior to construction based on limited design development drawings.

    The 371,000-SF facility includes office and support spaces for five different cabinets for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The first floor also includes a separate food service area. The building was constructed for optimum energy efficiency, and achieved LEED certification.

    Project challenges included beginning construction at the downturn of the building cycle, site issues including sink holes and significant amounts of rock, an extremely short 13-month design and construction window for a project of the overall size and scope.

  • Alltech Arena

    Alltech Arena

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

    The project was a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Horse Park, local and state officials, and several varied end-users of the facility. Working together, the project team was able to secure funding and attract businesses and events to the region through the development of a versatile and user-friendly facility.

    Project features include 5,700 stadium seats with 200 additional suite-level seats, a 9,400-SF event floor, a 20,000-SF concourse exhibition space, six concession stands, support facilities and on-site parking.

    Project challenges included extensive steel work and an accelerated construction schedule to prepare for the opening of the World Equestrian Games in September of 2010.

    Alltech Arena

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for the new Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

    The project was a collaborative effort between the Kentucky Horse Park, local and state officials, and several varied end-users of the facility. Working together, the project team was able to secure funding and attract businesses and events to the region through the development of a versatile and user-friendly facility.

    Project features include 5,700 stadium seats with 200 additional suite-level seats, a 9,400-SF event floor, a 20,000-SF concourse exhibition space, six concession stands, support facilities and on-site parking.

    Project challenges included extensive steel work and an accelerated construction schedule to prepare for the opening of the World Equestrian Games in September of 2010.

  • Eastern State Hospital

    Eastern State Hospital

    D.W. Wilburn served as construction manager at risk for the new Eastern State Hospital replacement facility in Lexington, Kentucky.

    The project was a collaboration between the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, the University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to offer advanced healthcare, improve economic development and educational research in the area.

    Project features included a three-story, 273,000-SF main facility with 230 inpatient beds with four separate 13,000-SF residential facilities with a total of 48 beds.

    Project challenges include large scale, complex construction project with fast track bid packages.

    The project is LEED Silver.

    Eastern State Hospital

    D.W. Wilburn served as construction manager at risk for the new Eastern State Hospital replacement facility in Lexington, Kentucky.

    The project was a collaboration between the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, the University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to offer advanced healthcare, improve economic development and educational research in the area.

    Project features included a three-story, 273,000-SF main facility with 230 inpatient beds with four separate 13,000-SF residential facilities with a total of 48 beds.

    Project challenges include large scale, complex construction project with fast track bid packages.

    The project is LEED Silver.

  • EKU Center for the Arts

    EKU Center for the Arts

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for both phases of the construction of the new Business & Technology Center, including the new Center for Performing Arts, at Eastern Kentucky University.

    The project was the result of a unique, collaborative planning and funding effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, the City of Richmond, the City of Berea, and Madison County.

    Project features include a 2,100-seat Broadway capable and quality theatre, a fly system, a 60-foot stage and a configurable blackbox theatre with seating up to 250. It is the second largest theatre of its kind in Kentucky and will host series and special events annually.

    Project challenges include construction on an active college campus in close proximity to existing facilities and students as well as fundraising efforts during a recession.

    EKU Center for the Arts

    D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor for both phases of the construction of the new Business & Technology Center, including the new Center for Performing Arts, at Eastern Kentucky University.

    The project was the result of a unique, collaborative planning and funding effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, the City of Richmond, the City of Berea, and Madison County.

    Project features include a 2,100-seat Broadway capable and quality theatre, a fly system, a 60-foot stage and a configurable blackbox theatre with seating up to 250. It is the second largest theatre of its kind in Kentucky and will host series and special events annually.

    Project challenges include construction on an active college campus in close proximity to existing facilities and students as well as fundraising efforts during a recession.