Dall Clark, The University of Kentucky has employed Dall Clark in various capacities since 1989.  His most recent position is that of Director of the Capital Project Management Division.  Prior to this assignment, Dall was the Associate Director of Procurement and Construction Division which included Central Purchasing and Stores, Capital Project Management, Interior Design, Graphics, Real Property Management, Capital Construction Procurement, and Management for Fraternity and Sorority Housing Facilities.  Prior to 1989, Dall worked for White and Congleton General Contractors, Lexington, KY; Lane-Hargett General Contractors, Lexington, KY; and Blue Grass Art Cast in Winchester, KY. 


Dall serves on the Board of Directors of the Construction Owners Association of America located in Atlanta, GA.   He is Co-Chair of the University’s Design Guidelines and Standards Committee and recently served on the University’s Environmental Health and Safety Committee.  Dall has a BA degree in Construction Management and an Associate Degree in Business.  He has continued his education in the construction industry by attending various professional development offerings and is a recent graduate of the Louisiana State University Executive Development Program.  Additionally, Dall has completed a three-year program with the College Business Management Institute.


In his capacity as Director, Dall is responsible for all elements pertaining to policies and procedures relating to the various operating departments of the division.  Specific responsibilities include oversight of all major construction projects at the University.  These responsibilities include the development of project programs, establishment of project budgets and schedules, selection of design professionals, writing and negotiating contracts, bidding, contract administration, dispute resolution, schedule and budget control.  Dall was also the Project Manager representing the U.K. Alumni Association for the bidding and construction phases of the W.T. Young Library.




Paul T. Cable, is a registered architect serving as Capital Project Management Division's project manager for the Administration Building.  He has been responsible for managing the pre-fire exterior restoration, the post-fire cleanup and building stabilization, and is now managing the reconstruction work.


His professional experience spans the past 29 plus years and includes working with local architectural firms and the Kentucky Department of Education's  Division of Facilities Management.  Specific design and construction experience includes historic preservation; renovation/restoration; elementary, secondary and higher education; federal, state and local government; commercial; justice and corrections; healthcare; religious; and residential project types.


As a lifelong resident of Kentucky, he has a deep appreciation for the history and traditions of the University and the Commonwealth and is excited to be involved with such an important and exciting project.



Capital Project Management Division serves as liaison between the University clientele having capital construction needs, other University service units, and privately owned companies providing the necessary design, consulting, and construction services. This division develops and coordinates the University's programmatic space requirements and reconciles those needs with available project funding, to maximize the programmed space. CPMD strives to complete all projects with minimal disruptions to the end users, while maintaining projects budgets and schedules.”  For further information, see  .



The Design Team





James W. Potts, has been the principal owner-architect in the firm of James W. Potts – Architects from 1992 to the present. Mr. Potts has specialized in institutional and historic renovation, and has completed over sixty projects for the University of Kentucky, Berea College and Centre College. 


Mr. Potts has established a reputation for comprehensive personal service.  He has committed himself to total involvement in each phase of a project, regardless of the project size, creating a unique difference from larger firms.  This difference has resulted in repeat clientele for the firm, such as the University of Kentucky.


Some of these projects include project management, design, and contract administration for architectural exterior restoration of the Main Building, Gaines Center, and the interior renovation of Wildcat Lodge and Patterson Hall. Mr. Potts is the prime architectural contractor for the Main Building project, and coordinates the design work of other professionals, including mechanical, lighting, interior, and landscape.






The design architects will work under the supervision of James W. Potts Architects, who has been retained as the prime architectural consultant.  The Potts firm had held the original design contract for the Main Building work that was being done at the time of the fire.  In addition to interior considerations, Kliment & Halsband will be presenting designs for a new rear entrance from the building into the courtyard area.  They also have extensive experience with fire damage in a similar structure, Case Western Reserve University Adelbert Hall Administration Building, in Cleveland, Ohio.  A brief  biography of the firm’s principals is as follows:


Robert Kliment FAIA was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He received his B.A. and M.Arch. from Yale University. He studied in Italy on a Fulbright Scholarship. He was with Mitchell/Giurgola Architects in Philadelphia and New York for ten years before starting the firm with Frances Halsband in New York in 1972. He served on the architecture faculties of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, and he has taught also at the universities of Virginia, North Carolina State, MIT, Yale and Harvard. He has served on numerous AIA committees and design award juries, and was chair of the jury for the American Institute of Architects Year 2000 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.



Frances Halsband FAIA was born in New York City. She received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and M.Arch. from Columbia University. She worked in the office of Mitchell/Giurgola in New York before starting the firm with Robert Kliment in New York in 1972. She has taught at the universities of Ball State, California at Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, North Carolina State, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rice, and Virginia. She was president of the Architectural League of New York and president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. She was dean of the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, and a commissioner of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. She has served on numerous design awards juries and was the chair of the 1999 Committee on Design for the American Institute of Architects.


Additional information may be found at .





Charles A. Phillips, noted historic architect and conservator based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, continues investigations on the Administration Building.  By carefully examining the layers of interior structure within the Main Building, Phillips teases out details of historic significance and change in the past.  Through this “interrogation” process, he will be able to determine much of the original 1882 design and usage of each room within the building.  This information combined with photographs and paint analyses will be used to create a structural history of the site, known as an historic structures report.  The report will serve as a permanent record of what once was, as materials are removed for the restoration of the building.

Phillips, an historical architect and conservator, founded the firm of Charles A. Phillips in 1999 to be able to focus on his strengths of historical research and development of conservation methods. Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the firm specializes in the research, conservation, restoration and retrofitting of historic buildings as well as the design of new architecture for construction within an historic context.

Of interest to the Lexington community, Phillips has been extensively involved with the John Pope House on Grosvenor Street for the past 10 years.  This home is one the last remaining designs of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, who designed the National Capital Building in Washington, D.C., the first part of the 19th Century.





The Center for Historic Architecture & Preservation is located within the College of Architecture at UK.  The Center supports the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, and serves as a research and advocacy agency for the causes of historic preservation in Kentucky and elsewhere.  The Center also works closely with the Kentucky Heritage Council, and many other local and national organizations in the study of historic architecture and practice of historic preservation.


During the course of the project, the Center will coordinate interaction between the building, historic preservation, and architecture students.  Several instructors for the Masters in Historic Preservation program have incorporated the building into their class studies, and this will continue onwards.  In addition, Capital Projects Management Division contracts with the Center for the production of this website.


 For further information about the program,  please visit the program website at: .



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