St. Francis High School Expansion

Louisville, KY

Project Details


  • Wellness

Construction Service

Design Build

21,000 sq. ft.

126 days from start to completion

When St. Francis High School purchased several historic buildings to add to its square footage,  they called on the Herd to do the renovation and restoration. We left our hoof prints on their hearts, not their hearths, with this special build that hit close to home in Louisville, near our Support Center.

The project included adding a new HVAC chiller unit and all new mechanical systems to the current space. The system uses geothermal heating and cooling, which is a very innovative and energy efficient addition to this historic space.

We restored the original 104-year-old terrazzo floors in the south corridor and lobby. For the new offices, we were able to reuse the original marble base, and we restored the marble flooring and walls in the south stairs. In the Student Commons, we created new plaster corbels to match the ornate plaster details from the original 1912 design.

The students are proud of their new space, which includes a commons area with lounge space, student kitchen and Wyvern store. It also features the large Space for Thought area where lectures and presentations will be held.

We were proud to partner with Lake|Flato Architects on the design for this project. In typical style, the Herd really pulled off a classy build with a blend of old and new architectural accents. It’s a stunning display of our hard work and expertise.