Kentucky School for the Blind Howser Hall
Owner
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Location
Louisville, Kentucky
Size
45,075 S.F.
Stage
Completed Winter 2018
Description
Howser Hall is a dormitory building, originally built in 1984 with a modern aesthetic. The dorm was in need of a comprehensive update. Swope Design Group worked in collabora-tion with project architect K. Norman Berry Associates to select interior materials and fin-ishes to brighten the interiors and create a fun, youthful environment. Low glare finishes and colors were specified to ensure that students and residents that are partially sighted will be comfortable. Materials of varying textures were selected to assist with wayfinding. These glare and textural considerations are in addition to the functional and operational attributes that Swope Design Group typically responds.