Inter-County Energy Cooperative
Architect: Contacts Without Company
When the Inter-County Energy Cooperative first commissioned CDS Associates, Incorporated to design their new facility, they requested that the building blend with the historic architecture of Danville, Kentucky. After construction was complete, the President of ICEC, Jim Jacobus, said that he had received numerous comments from community leaders and the general public as to how much of an asset the new building is to the community and that it is a structure that blends in with the historical look of the community.
The masonry detailing, which includes a rusticated water table, first story of light burnished block and second story of dark brick, along with flat and arched stone lintels, contributes to the traditional appearance of the building. The building is accented with cast stone arches, coping and accents throughout the entire exterior. These were designed specifically to allow this building to sit comfortably among this its historic neighbors.
The base of the building is ground face concrete masonry units above which extends two balanced tiers of multicolored brick veneer. Extra care had to be taken when cleaning the exterior façade to ensure that the residue from cleaning the face of the brick did not stain the cast stone arches, coping and accents blended throughout the structure to create an appealing conventional and classic masonry building.