Brenda Cowan Elementary School

LOCATION: Lexington, Kentucky

SIZE: 80,000 SQ FT / 1 story


Two academic wings connected by gymnasium, cafeteria, media center, administration

CLIENT: Fayette County Public Schools

TYPE: New Construction


EOP's design for the new school increases capacity from 650 to 750 for the first time. Sited on 26 acres, this elementary school is the largest designed consisting of two academic wings spreading out from the main entry that includes administration, gymnasium, cafeteria and media center. A separate pre-school play area complements the larger play area and soccer field. The school board voted unanimously to name the school after Lexington's first black female firefighter, Brenda Cowan, who was felled in the line of duty.