The University of Louisville opened an addition to its business school building on the Belknap Campus last week. The new 7,000-square-foot flatiron-shaped wing collects the University’s entrepreneurship program under one roof and provides office space, UL President James Ramsey said at the dedication. Space for the Equine Industry Program is also included.
Designed by Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan Architects, also the designers of the original 1980s-era College of Business building, the $3.4 million dollar addition includes other sustainable features like radiant heat panels along the windows, sun-shade shelves to reduce heat gain, and emphasis on natural lighting to reduce use of electric lights.
One unique feature of the building is its M. Krista Loyd Skygarden, a sedum-covered green roof that drains to a ground level rain garden that pretty much guarantees any rain hitting this building won’t end up in the city’s sewer system (or flooding the roadways and basements around UL. Ramsey also said the roof will reduce the HVAC load of the new building by 25 percent.