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Design Day

October 13, 2014, 9:00 am
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Experience design. Hear our story. See blue at UK/CoD.

High school students  interested in pursuing careers in Architecture and Interior Design are invited to join us for UK/CoD Design Day.
 
This day-long workshop (9am - 3pm) will give prospective students a glimpse into what daily life is like for our design students. The agenda includes:
 
 
 
  • Design workshops and demostrations
  • Meetings with our Dean, faculty, and current students
  • Visit the S.KY Blue House, UK's entry to the Solar Decathalon
  • Information sessions with UK admissions and financial aid counselors
  • Tours of our college facilities and the University community
  • The opportunity to visit with students in a studio setting
  • Lunch with our student ambassadors

Please register below.

Questions? Contact us.


School of Interiors hosts “If You Build It” screening

September 4, 2014, 7:00
Kentucky Theater (map it)

School of Interiors will be bringing “If You Build It” to the Kentucky Theater, Thursday September 4th at 7:00pm.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Click here to reserve your tickets.

Click here to watch the trailer.


All College Meeting

August 27, 2014, 2:00 pm
Worsham Theater (map it)

Students, faculty, and staff are invited officially begin the 2014-2015 academic year at the College of Design.
 
Interim Dean Ann Whiteside-Dickson will welcome students, while faculty and staff will outline the policies for the upcoming year. Students will be assigned to their studios at this time.
 
Representatives from the student organizations AIAS, IDSA, and HPGO will outline their plans and events for the upcoming semester, including community service projects, networking opportunities, and professional development events.

2014 Commencement

May 10, 2014, 6:00pm
Rupp Arena (map it)

9:00 AM — Graduate and Professional Ceremony
 
1:00 PM — Undergraduate Ceremony: Colleges of Agriculture, Food & Environment, Gatton (Business & Economics), Education, Engineering, and Nursing
 
6:00 PM - Undergraduate Ceremony: Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Communication & Information, Design, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, and Social Work
 
Graduating students can register for commencement here.

Fifth Annual End of Year Show and Graduation Reception

May 9, 2014, 6:00pm
238 East Main Street (map it)

The College of Design is proud to hold its fifth annual End of Year Student Show, a presentation of student work. This year’s show will display the innovative research, design and partnerships taking place at the CoD through the work of the most noteworthy studios.
Studios presented in the show are revolutionizing design solutions for problems experienced on a global level and within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 
 
The exhibition will be held at The Livery, located at 238 East Main Street. Reception for graduating students and their families will be held from 6-7pm. General reception will be held from 7-9pm.

Convocation

May 5, 2014, 4pm
Worsham Theater (map it)

Join us at the Worsham Theatre for the UK College of Design End of Year Convocation celebrating the academic excellence of our students.

Reception to follow on the Student Center patio until 6pm.


Dr. Patrick Lee Lucas to speak at TEDxUKY

April 12, 2014, 1:00 pm
William T. Young Library (map it)

Dr. Patrick Lee Lucas, Director of the UK/CoD School of Interiors, will present at talk entitled "Design in Your World" at the first TEDxUKY on Saturday, April 12 in the William T. Young Library at the University of Kentucky.

An award-winning teacher in two states and presenter in conferences world-wide, Patrick Lee Lucas brings to TedxUKY the ability to convincingly tell a story.  A design historian and practitioner, Dr. Lucas draws together the innate ability to seamlessly connect concepts and ideas expressed in material form.  His good sense of humor and ability to narrate/illustrate a convincing view of design as a form human biography makes him an ideal candidate for TedxUKY organized around the "see change" theme.  A life-long scholar in material culture and the development of the American nation in a global view, he brings to the TedxUKY event the opportunity for others to see design around them and to make sense of design as one fundamental form of human expression in a rapidly changing world. 
 
Nearly every student on the University of Kentucky campus owns a smart phone and they see the world through the tiny screen, connecting with others through texts, phone calls, and other forms of social media.  Pulled in and out of pockets and purses multiple times daily, these designed objects have transformed the world as we know it in the twenty-first century: the ways in which we communicate and connect, the ways in which information is shared, and the ways in which we operate physically with these marvels of engineering in the palm of our hands. Of a generation that has always been immersed in digital technology, students embrace objects like smart phones as products that enhance the quality of the human experience.  Drawing from this example and several others in this talk, I explore objects, spaces, buildings, and places to see that human life unfolds within, around, and near designed buildings and surrounded by designed things. 

TEDxUKY is a new independent Ted event organized and coordinated by students to promote faculty, student and employer involvement. Our goal is for faculty and employers to be able to showcase their unique research topics and/or their interesting company dynamic with the school and stimulate interest through their presentations. Moreover, we want to provide an atmosphere that fosters learning and the sharing of ideas, which is the overall purpose of TED.


Building on a Strong Foundation - 3rd Annual Preservation South Conference

February 28, 2014, 2:00 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

The University of Kentucky Historic Preservation Graduate Organization is honored to be hosting the 3rd Annual Preservation South Conference. Preservation South is a student-run conference created to give historic preservation students and students in related fields an opportunity to present and learn from the research of their peers. 

Building on a Strong Foundation: 3rd Annual Preservation South Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2014
Pence Hall
University of Kentucky College of Design

All events are free to attend unless otherwise noted.

Friday, February 28
4:30 - 5:30 - Speaker - Jean Carroon, author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings
6:30 pm - Dinner at the Hilary J. Boone Center, University of Kentucky*
After dinner -  Keynote speaker - Craig Potts, Executive Director of the Kentucky Heritage Council and State Historic Preservation OfficerSaturday,

March 1
9:00 am - noon - Presentations from students
12:30 - 2:00 pm - Break for lunch (box lunches included in conference registration)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Presentations from students

Sunday, March 2
Optional walking tours in the morning and afternoon

Official registration for the Third Annual Preservation South Conference at the University of Kentucky has ended. If you have any inquiries regarding late registration, please email Alex Wise at awise35@gmail.com.


Lecture - Jean Carroon

February 28, 2014, 4:30
209 Pence Hall (map it)

As part of the Historic Preservation symposium, Jean Carroon, author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings, will speak Friday, February 28 at 4:30 in Pence 209.
 
Jean Carroon, FAIA, is a principal at the Boston-based architectural firm of Goody Clancy, and is one of the nation's experts in making historic buildings more environmentally sustainable and energy efficient.  She is the author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings.  Under her direction, Goody Clancy undertook the repair and restoration of Trinity Church in Boston - the 1877 H.H. Richardson designed church that defined the Richardsonian Romanesque style.  As might be obvious, this type of work requires the best efforts of architects, interior designers, and historic preservationists.  

Lecture - Robert L. Kelly

February 10, 2014, 12:30 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

As the campus rebuilds, what happens to the work of Ernst Johnson, architect of many university buildings and former University of Kentucky educator? University of Kentucky's Design Library will host an exhibit honoring Johnson's work with an opening lecture and reception given by UK College of Design adjunct faculty member and architect Robert L. Kelly on Feb. 10. 
 
A member of the UK engineering faculty, Johnson was the architect for many of UK's iconic "modern" buildings, including Funkhouser Building, Erikson Hall, the Student Center, Fine Arts Building and others. He began his legacy at the university with the design of the Student Center in 1937 and continued designing buildings, including Memorial Coliseum (1950), for the university until 1956 with his last work, Holmes Hall.
 
Johnson is said to have been influenced by Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen and the international style of architecture. His design aesthetic was simple, composed forms with innovative patterns of brickwork. 
 
Robert L. (Bob) Kelly holds a degree in architecture from UK, a master's degree in architecture from the Syracuse University program in Florence, Italy, and a doctorate in architectural history and theory from McGill University in Montreal.
 
Kelly has frequently served as an adjunct professor at UK over the past 25 years. He has volunteered as a community advocate for many years working to improve town and gown relations, student housing, infill, and redevelopment zoning and the quality of life in the neighborhoods surrounding the university.
 
Kelly’s lecture, "Rendered in Brick: The Modern Architecture of Ernst Johnson at the University of Kentucky," intends to educate people about the value of these buildings and to encourage the university and its master planners to consider saving them either through renovation for existing use or adaptive reuse without demolition.
 
An opening reception for the Johnson exhibit and Kelly's free public lecture will begin 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 in Pence Hall, room 209. The firm Johnson founded, JRA Architects, will sponsor the reception. 
 
The Johnson exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be on display through Feb. 21, in room 200 of Pence Hall. 

Young Alumni Panel

January 31, 2014, 2:00 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

To help our students prepare for life outside Pence Hall, UK/CoD is hosting the Young Alumni Panel. Five recent graduates are returning to UK to discuss applying to and attending graduate programs, their experiences in varied professional practices, as well as career paths outside of traditional design vocations.
 
Panelists include:
 
Mark Ramler ('08 Arch. / '10 H.P.)
Partner at Mansion Hill Properties LLC (Covington, KY)
Mark Ramler grew up in the historic Camp Springs area of Campbell County in Northern Kentucky.  He received his BA in Architecture in 2008, and Masters of Historic Preservation in 2010.  While in graduate school he worked with the Department of Landscape Architecture, Preservation Kentucky, and the Department of Historic Preservation on the Rural Heritage Design Initiative (RHDI Guidelines), funded by the National Trust. He has also worked on the restoration of Cincinnati's Union Terminal with HGC Construction. Mark received a grant from the National Trust to aid in publishing his master's project titled Camp Springs: Preservation and Design Guidelines. In October of 2013, Mark was interviewed on KET's Kentucky Life program for his work in Camp Springs, and has given several lectures on the areas architectural significance and historic resources. After graduation in 2010, Mark worked for 3 years with the Model Group, a Cincinnati based developer as a project manager. While at Model Group, Mark managed several historic and LEED certified renovations, as well as assisting on historic tax credit projects. Currently Mark is a founding partner at Mansion Hill Properties in Newport, KY. MHP is focused on renovating and restoring historic properties for lease and sale. MHP has four properties in Newport's East Row Historic District, and a commercial building in Covington. In addition, Mark has restored his own home, an 1883 Italianate, in Newport's historic Mansion Hill Neighborhood. It has been featured on two Victorian Christmas Home Tours, and will be featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer in February 2014. Mark is also on the Historic Preservation Commission for the City of Newport, and the board of trustees for the Wesley Chapel Mission Center in Cincinnati's Over the Rhine neighborhood.
 
Danny Ruberg ('08 Arch.)
Intern Architect at de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (Louisville, KY)
Danny Ruberg received a Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design in 2013 and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of KentuckyCollege of Design in 2008. While at UC, he was involved in research exploring fabrication and integrated design and helped teach environmental technology and sustainable design. Prior to attending graduate school, Danny worked for RTKL Associates in Baltimore. During graduate school he interned with Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill and De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop. He is currently a project manager at the Architecture Workshop, working on a range of projects including a renovation and addition for the Living Arts & Science Center, the Big Four Bridge Master Plan, and a private residence.
 
Jill Yeager ('06 Int. / '10 Int.)
Account Executive at ID+A (Lexington, KY)
Jill Yeager currently works at ID&A as an Account Executive.  The value she brings to her clients is in understanding the big picture – what is a customer trying to do for their organization – and figuring out how their space can be strategically designed to actualize their goals. She learned the fundamentals of design during her undergraduate education in the School of Interior Design at UK, but life experience as a teacher and her time in graduate school sharpened her skills for understanding how and why space can resolve issues, improve performance, inspire creativity, and generally achieve incredible feats.  She currently lives in Lexington and works closely with the Herman Miller Higher Education  Team as ID&A’s Learning Specialist for Kentucky.  During her tenure at ID&A, Jill has worked on projects large and small with organizations, Colleges and Universities around the state such as KCTCS, Berea College and University of Pikeville.
 
 
Moderator/Panelist Carrie Wahl ('11 Arch. / '13 Arch)
Architecture Instructor at UK College of Design (Lexington, KY)
Carrie Wahl is an Instructor of Architecture at the University of Kentucky College of Design. She received both her Masters of Arts in Architecture and her Bachelors of Arts in Architecture at the University of Kentucky College of Design. At the College, Carrie teaches first-year architecture and design studios. Her studios are focused on hand drawing, 3-D modeling and material exploration. Carrie's current research is based of off where she left off in graduate school, focusing on projects grounded in Kentucky and community driven projects. Her work with material exploration and altering materials to distort them from their natural state is an ongoing source of inspiration and avenue for experimentation.

December Commencement

December 20, 2013, 3:30
207 Pence Hall (map it)

On Friday, December 20, 2013, the University of Kentucky will hold its December commencement ceremonies. August 2013 and December 2013 College of Design graduates are invited to attend the ceremony for their degree level.
Degrees for Master’s candidates will be conferred at 1:30 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. Master’s candidates are requested to be present at 12:30 p.m. for line-up.
 
Bachelor’s degrees will be conferred at 6:00 p.m., also in Memorial Coliseum. Candidates for Bachelor's degrees are requested to arrive by 5:00 p.m. for line-up.
 
Please confirm your attendance on the University Commencement website so your name can be announced at the ceremony. Please submit your information by December 3, 2012.
 
There will be a reception for CoD graduates at 3:30 in Pence 207. To RSVP, contact Kimberly Light at (859) 257-7617 no later than December 9, 2012.

Screening of “Archiculture”

November 22, 2013, 5:30
209 Pence Hall (map it)

UK/CoD School of Architecture and AIAS will be screening Archiculture, an award-winning film that looks at studio culture and the unique aspects of studio based education.

The short film tells this story through an engaging series of interviews with students working toward their final projects and internationally renowned architects and educators.  

Read more about the film here.


School of Architecture Graduate Open House

November 22, 2013, 9:00 am
117 Pence Hall (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design is hosting an Open House for individuals interested in learning more about the graduate program at the School of Architecture.

Please RSVP here.

Click here for parking information.


Design Chat with Sarah Heller

November 15, 2013, 2:00 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Sarah Heller is a Kentucky artist/California-licensed architect painting full-time at the Bread Box Studio Artists space in Lexington, Kentucky. Architecture and painting to her are synonymous. While practicing architecture as a career in LA for the past 10 years she has always painted privately. The waste of construction sites and her walks to work in West LA produce an endless supply of found objects that will inevitably end up in her art. She will often come home from a jobsite with paint samples, materials, or any dis- carded object that she finds beautiful. Heller creates a painting simultaneous to her pro- jects in construction. She is innately drawn to color, whether it’s in choosing color pal- ettes for a client or mixing her own pigments with minerals and dirt for a unique color on a canvas. Heller’s main focus in her current body of work is centered on using the prin- ciples proportion, composition, and color in combination with found objects to create a newfound aesthetic appreciation for their proportions and beauty, as well as an aware- ness of their disposability within American culture. Material sustainability is both her passion and cause as it relates to both art and architecture and often lectures on the topic.
 
Heller attended University of Kentucky’s College of Architecture and received her 5- year BArch degree in 1999 and her March degree in 2010. She then moved to Berlin and worked for Daniel Libeskind where she was on the winning competition team for the Extension to the Denver Art Museum. Upon returning to the States, she moved to Los Angeles and began working in some notable firms primarily focusing on residential design. Once she received her architecture license in 2006 she began working for her- self, gaining clients and acclaim for her design work, which is distinct in its use of bold colors, sustainable materials and methods, as well as an attention to details and one- of-a-kind features. Clients typically come to Heller in search of healthier living and green strategies that make their home more energy efficient as well as responsibly built in harmony with the environment. What they end up with is a house full of beautiful re- claimed materials, thoughtful connections, and a house with personality identifiable to the owner. In 2009 the economy pushed her back to Kentucky where she obtained her MArch with a thesis focused on Material Sustainabilty. She taught design studios and a Master’s course at University of Kentucky centered on topics of sustainability until 2012 when Heller made the decision to pursue her art and paint full-time.

School of Interiors Graduate Open House

November 15, 2013
103 Funkhouser (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design is hosting an Open House for individuals interested in learning more about the graduate program in the School of Interiors.
 
8:30 - Registration in the first floor lobby of the Funkhouser Building
9:00 - Welcome and Overview of the School of Interiors
9:20 - UK Admissions and Financial Aid
10:00 - Campus tour
11:30 - Buffet lunch in the Peace Gallery
12:00 - School of Interiors Presentation/Q&A Session
1:00 - Studio tours and studio observation
2:00 - Design Chat with Sarah Heller
3:30 - Closing remarks
 
Please click here to RSVP.
 
Click here for parking information.

School of Interiors Undergraduate Open House

November 15, 2013, 9:00 am
103 Funkhouser (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design is hosting an Open Houses for individuals interested in learning more about the School of Interiors
 
8:30 - Registration in the first floor lobby of the Funkhouser Building
9:00 - Welcome and Overview of the School of Interiors
9:20 - UK Admissions and Financial Aid
10:00 - Campus tour
11:30 - Buffet lunch in the Peace Gallery
12:00 - School of Interiors Presentation/Q&A Session
1:00 - Studio tours and studio observation
2:00 - Design Chat with Sarah Heller
3:30 - Closing remarks
 
Please click here to RSVP.
 
Click here for parking information.

Historic Preservation Open House

November 8, 2013
117 Pence Hall (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design is hosting an Open House for individuals interested in learning more about the graduate program in the Department of Historic Preservation.

11am - 1pm
100 Bowman Hall
Lunch will be provided.

Click here to RSVP.

Click here for parking information.


Alumni Lecture Series - Tim Sadler and Andy Vogel

November 1, 2013, 1:00
209 Pence Hall (map it)

The UK College of Design Alumni Speaker Series features among the nation’s most influential designers and professionals—all of whom graduated from UK and have returned to share their insights on a variety of design-related topics.
 
In music, the coda delineates a special piece of the song set apart. It typically includes a recapitulation of a theme with a slightly different twist—a unique homecoming of sorts. Our UK/CoDA Speaker Series brings some of our College’s most illustrious graduates back to campus to present their take on the series’ theme, interface with students and faculty, and reconnect with the modern College of Design. This year, our theme is “From Here to Anywhere” wherein speakers from leaders in the profession to recent graduates will share their insights about the paths that lead from the UK/CoD to success across a multitude of careers.
 
Andrew Vogel, ’91 is the Vice President of Trinity Health Group, a healthcare specific business consulting, and master-planning firm. Beyond the basic design services, Trinity also performs analysis not found in many design firms including operational, market analysis, ambulatory network development, demand modeling, return on investment analysis, capital allocation studies, and lean process design.
 
Mr. Vogel’s role as Vice President focuses largely on operations, but he still supports planning studies, massing studies, stack diagrams, and other traditional architectural services. Formerly, he was Director of Business Development and Marketing for Trinity, where he was responsible for proposals, marketing information, website, schedules, fees included in the procurement of new work including meeting with potential new clients. Mr. Vogel hails from Columbus, Ohio.
 
Timothy Sadler, ’90 is the Tech Ops Engineer for Amazon Web Services, where he develops architectural concepts, assisting in land acquisitions and initial-stage project development and troubleshoots ongoing builds, all the while providing data storage and computational capacity solutions for Amazon—the world’s largest cloud-computing provider—and its customers. Mr. Sadler works globally in this capacity and is involved in design research centered on increasing efficiencies of operation and lowering costs of service to Amazon customers. 
 
Mr. Sadler has an M. Arch. from the University of Texas at Austin and worked at NBBJ in Seattle, SOM in Chicago, in addition to a few smaller firms and owning his own firm, Formworks, in Nashville from 1997 through 2002.  Mr. Sadler has been a registered architect since 1998 and is originally from Guthrie, Kentucky.
 
Mr. Vogel and Mr. Sadler, classmates at the College of Design, reunited in China last year while working with a firm called BDCL Design International out of Beijing and Bellevue, WA. They will lecture on how their studies at the College of Design prepared them to use their skills to pursue “non-traditional” design careers only to reconnect—of all places—on the other side of the globe.
 

Design Chat with Chris Estes

October 18, 2013, 2:00 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Chris serves as the director for the interior design studio at EOP Architects. Since joining the firm in 1998, his efforts have been focused on ensuring our design commitment is executed appropriately with respect to the interior environment. Chris' client base is widely diversified and includes projects for retail, hospitality, health care, commercial, corporate, education, military and many others. Chris was an instrumental project team member during the development of the firm's AIA award-winning projects: the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky; the Transportation Cabinet Office Building in Frankfort, Kentucky; and the state's first LEED(TM) certified building, Lincoln Hall on the campus of Berea College.
 
Chris is a graduate of the University of Kentucky's College of Design and is a former president of the Ohio and Kentucky Chapter of the International Interior Design Association. His professionalism extends to participation in civic, professional and academic committees. He believes that professional responsibilities for leadership and service should not only focus on clients, but support the greater community and industry

School of Interiors Undergraduate Open House

October 18, 2013, 9:00 am
103 Funkhouser (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design is hosting an Open Houses for individuals interested in learning more about the School of Interiors
 
8:30 - Registration in the first floor lobby of the Funkhouser Building
9:00 - Welcome and Overview of the School of Interiors
9:20 - UK Admissions and Financial Aid
10:00 - Campus tour
11:30 - Buffet lunch in the Peace Gallery
12:00 - School of Interiors Presentation/Q&A Session
1:00 - Studio tours and studio observation
2:00 - Design Chat with Chris Estes of EOP Architects
3:30 - Closing remarks
 
Please click here to RSVP.
 
Click here for parking information.

Graham S. Wyatt - Lecture

October 11, 2013, 2:30 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Graham Wyatt, a principal at Robert A.M. Stern, will give a talk entitled "Buildings and Brands: The Architectural Imagery of American Campuses".

Graham Wyatt, Partner, has been with Robert A.M. Stern Architects since 1983. His responsibilities have included both the design and administration of a broad range of projects including both master planning and building design for commercial, institutional, recreational, and residential clients throughout the United States and in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Hungary, Spain, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Korea, and the Czech Republic.


School of Architecture Undergraduate Open House

October 11, 2013
329 Rose Street (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design is hosting an Open Houses for individuals interested in learning more about the School of Architecture.

October 11
9am - 2:15pm
101 Marksbury Building
329 Rose Street,
Lexington, KY
40506-0633
Click here  for a campus map.

Limited parking by the Marksbury Building is available. Additional parking is available in Parking Structure #5.

 
 
 
 
The open house begins in the in Davis Marksburry Building – Hardymon Theatre
 
8:30 - 9:00 / Registration 
9:00 - 10:15 / Welcome and Program Overview 
10:15 - 11:30 / Admissions and Financial Aid
11:30 - 12:30 / Lunch / Marksburry Building Lobby
12:30 – 1:30 / Tours of Pence Hall Studios, Student Work on Display, Fabrication & Computer Labs 
1:30 - 2:15 / Wrap-up (Question and Answer Session) / 209 Pence Hall
2:30 - 3:30 / Optional lecture by architect Graham Wyatt of Robert A.M. Stern Architects / 209 Pence Hall
 
Please click here to RSVP.

Click here for parking information.

Click here for a campus map.


2013 Summer Career Discovery Program

July 14, 2013
117 Pence Hall (map it)

UK/CoD is now accepting applications for the 2013 Summer Career Discovery Program. SCDP is an intensive, two week course that focuses on the foundations of architecture and interior design. The program is open to rising high school sophomores and juniors. Click here for more information about the program and the application.


UK/CoD reception at AIA National Convention

June 20, 2013, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Oval Office Room 1401 Curtis Street Denver, CO 80202 (map it)

UK/CoD is hosting a reception for alumni and friends during the 2013 AIA National Convention in Denver.

The reception will be held in the Corner Office of the Oval Office Room at 1401 Curtis Street.


UK/CoD + Dirtt Reception at NeoCon

June 10, 2013, 9:00 am - 11:00am
325 North Wells Street Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60654 (map it)

DIRRT and The UK/CoD School of Interior Design are hosting a reception for friends and alumni at Green Learning Center in Chicago. All are invited to stop by and meet with faculty, fellow alumni, and the new Director of the School of Interior Design, Dr. Patrick Lee Lucas.


Dean Speaks Farewell Reception/Graduation Celebration

May 5, 2013, 1:00
527 East 3rd Street, Lexington, KY (map it)

Join the College in wishing graduates and Dean Speaks well in their new ventures.

The reception will take place at the LOT Gallery on Sunday, May 5, 1-3pm, and features the same work from that will be on display during the End of Year Show. Drinks and hos d'oeuvres will be served. 


May Commencement

May 5, 2013, Graduate Commencement at 9:00am, Undergraduate at 6:00pm
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY (map it)

On Sunday, May 5, 2013 the University of Kentucky will hold its May Commencement Ceremonies to honor graduating students and their academic accomplishments.

The Graduate and Professional Commencement Ceremony will be held in Rupp Arena at 9:00 a.m. The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for College of Design graduating students will be held in Rupp Arena at 6:00 p.m. Participating students are asked to arrive one hour before their scheduled ceremony time in order to check-in, line-up and receive instructions.
 
Those confirming attendance on the University of Kentucky Commencement Registration page by the deadline date will have their name announced and displayed on the screen during the ceremony. The deadline to apply is April 22.
 
There are no tickets required for admission to the ceremonies, but graduating students must complete the appropriate online registration form on the University Commencement website.
 
We look forward to celebrating this day, and offer our congratulations to the graduates of 2013. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the University of Kentucky Commencement FAQs page or contact the Dean’s office.

Fourth Annual End of Year Show

May 3, 2013, 7:00
LOT Gallery, 527 East 3rd Street, Lexington, KY (map it)

The College of Design is proud to hold its fourth annual End of Year Student Show, a presentation of student work. This year’s show will display the innovative research, design and partnerships taking place at the CoD through the work of the most noteworthy studios.

Studios presented in the show are revolutionizing design solutions for problems experienced on a global level and within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 
 
The End of Year Student Show will be taking place in the Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Gallery, located in the east end of downtown Lexington at 527 E 3rd Street. The LOT space was created to serve as a home to the creation and display of experimental works in the areas of design, art and music in Kentucky.

Model Documentation Workshop

April 27, 2013, 1:00 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

UK/CoD will be conducting a workshop on Saturday, April 27th, from 2pm to 4pm with Magnus Lindqvist of Glint Studios. Magnus will be presenting techniques and best practices for students to understand the process of documenting their models and what a professional looks at when setting up, lighting, shooting, and editing the images.  

Please RSVP with Martin or Regina Summers.

Retail Studio Exhibition

April 19, 2013
126 Broadway (map it)

The second-year students in the University of Kentucky School of Interior Design Retail Studio will host an exhibition of their proposed designs next Friday, April 19 from 5-8pm at their site location, 126 Broadway in Lexington, KY.

Organized by College of Design instructors Lindsey Guinther and Helen Turner in coordination with Schrader Commercial Properties and LexPark, the exhibition will feature their proposals for a new retail space adjacent to Victorian Square. Students participating in the 2nd year retail design studio explored brand identity, surface articulations, site analyses and programming and have worked closely with owner/design director of Lexington’s Creative Retail Services, Clifford Goss. The exhibition will be a showcase of work developed over the course of a semester.
 
UK's School of Interior Design, in the College of Design, offers both a four-year undergraduate professional degree and a post-professional graduate degree. The foundation of the school is the studio experience, which is taken each semester and provides the framework for the integration of all program knowledge and technical skills in the design of interior environments. Through studio, classroom, and real-world assignments, interior design students learn to solve complex organizational problems associated with work, place, experience and performance. These professional skills prepare students to manage the aesthetic, technical and business aspects of interior design projects. 
 

Lecture - Swati Chattopadhyay

April 19, 2013, 2:00 pm
Marksbury Theatre (map it)

A Geography of Small Spaces

The geography of small spaces -ordinary and vital -constitutes the fabric of our cities, but remains beyond our analytic grasp. We need a new language of urban materiality to speak of these spaces, a language that heeds the ephemeral, contingent, and performative characteristics of these spaces, the same characteristics that also elude “mapping.” Dr. Chattopadhyay will focus on those spaces that are easily overlooked in urban analysis, from the residence to the street, utilizing the historical transformation of Indian cities as an entrée into the question of materiality and mapping spaces.

Swati Chattopadhyay is department chair of the History of Art and Architecture at UC Santa Barbara. She is an architect and architectural historian specializing in modern architecture and urbanism, and the cultural landscape of British colonialism. She is interested in the ties between colonialism and modernism, and in the spatial aspects of race, gender, and ethnicity in modern cities that are capable of enriching post-colonial and critical theory.


Architecture/Entrepreneurialism & Lecture

April 12, 2013, 10:00 am
207 Pence Hall (map it)

On Friday, April 12, UK/CoD is hosting two events to benefit both Architecture and Interior Design students.

At 10 am in the Peace Gallery in Funkhouser, Marie Aiello of MADS will lecture. Read more about Marie and her design firm here.

At 11 am in Pence 207, Paul Boardman will lead a discussion entitled "Architecture and Entrepreneurialism". Read more about Paul here.

Both events are open to all students.


Design Chat - Industry Connections

April 5, 2013, 1:30 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

The culmination of designed environments is a collaboration between varying professional disciplines and related industries.  Industry Connections will feature a dialogue between three design industry manufacturing partners who will share and discuss how they work with designers to bring a project to reality and career opportunities available to design graduates in the manufacturing industry. Panelist include:

•  Tim Johnson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Jim Thompson America. Jim Thompson America is the largest producer of hand-woven fabric in the world. Tim managers the sales representatives who deliver the brand all over the world.
•  Luann Holmes, Senior Business Development Manager, Haworth. Lu Ann works with the architecture and design community to share research on workplace trends and culture types within work environments.

Lecture - Jose Oubrerie

April 5, 2013, 4:00 pm
141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY (map it)

Photo by Mark O'Bryan

Former University of Kentucky College of Architecture Dean Jose Oubrerie will lecture at the Downtown Arts Center on April 5, 2013.

Oubrerie was a protege of Le Corbusier who was considered the father of modern architecture. Oubrerie designed Lexington's Miller House, which has been described as one of the finest residences of the 20th century.
 
A reception will follow the lecture.
 
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
 
Parking is available in the Lexington Public Library garage, across the street from the Downtown Arts Center.
 
AIA Continuting Education Credit is available.
 
Click here to download the poster (PDF).

Historic Preservation Symposium

February 28, 2013, 10:00 am
251 West 2nd Street, Lexington, KY (map it)

The Historic Preservation Graduate Organization is hosting its 7th annual Historic Preservation Symposium, titled "Preservation = Jobs". This symposium will draw attention to the ways in which historic preservation leads to job creation, focusing on economic revitalization, environmental sustainability, entrepreneurship, and the building trades.  

The symposium will be held at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, 251 West 2nd Street, Lexington. Parking is available on the street.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The speakers will include:
 
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Colby Broadwater
President, American College of Building Arts
Feb. 28, 10:00 AM
 
Terrian C. Barnes, 
Board Member, National Trust Community Investment Corporation
Feb. 28, 2:00 PM
 
David W. Feldman
President, Right Sized Homes
March 1, 10:00 AM
 
Todd Barman
Senior Main Street Program Officer
National Trust Main Street Center
March 1, 2:00 PM
 
The event is free and open to the public.

Possible Mediums Conference

February 7, 2013, 9:00 am
Columbus, OH (map it)

The University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, University of Kentucky College of Design, and University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, are hosting the Possible Mediums conference in Columbus, Ohio February 7th - 10th.

The Possible Mediums conference is composed of a series of workshops and panel discussions revolving around four “possible mediums.” Challenging the boundaries of architectural convention, the invited workshop leaders employ exploratory processes rooted in mediums external to the discipline (such as film or comics) or developed from atypical applications of more conventional mediums (such as drawings or models). The technical sophistication and inventive applications of their work reflect two major developments within speculative architecture of the past decade: a broad diffusion of technological expertise and a shift from critical to projective theory. Preserving commitment to expertise and imagination, Possible Mediums places this group of designers in productive dialog, unpacking their collective foundations and futures.
 
Guest Speakers: Jeffrey Kipnis and John McMorrough
Workshop Leaders: Ellie Abrons, Andrew Atwood, Angela Co, Brennan Buck, Justin Diles, David Freeland, Andrew Holder, Mariana Ibañez, Jason Kelly Johnson, Thomas Kelley, Simon Kim, Jimenez Lai, Michael Loverich, and Michael Young.
 
All faculty are invited to attend the opening talk and the panel discussions at no cost. 
 
Students and alumni will have the opportunity to participate in the design workshops.
 
The registration fee for student participants is $100 per student. The registration fee for alumni participants is $180. Please communicate your interest to participate at your earliest convenience as limited seats are available for individuals affiliated with the University of Kentucky. All participants are responsible for travel and accommodations. 
 
Workshop descriptions, participant bios, registration procedures, and additional information can be found on the conference website.

Design Adds Value to the Commons

January 31, 2013, 4:00 pm
Lexington Children's Theatre (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design is hosting a design symposium in conjunction with Lexington's Downtown Development Authority's Town Branch Commons Design Competition.

On January 31st at 4pm at the Lexington Children's Theatre, each of the five design firms shortlisted for the competition will speak to how the implementation of large-scale public projects can increase a city's value, citing past commissions as examples.
 
The design firms are:
Inside Outside: Petra Blaisse, Amsterdam
Coen + Partners, Minneapolis
JDS Architects, Copenhagen
Civitas, Denver
SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, New York
 
 
The discussion will be moderated by Michael Speaks, Dean of the College of Design, and features Aaron Betsky, director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Bradford McKee, editor of Landscape Architecture magazine.
 
The Town Branch Commons competition solicited designs from some of the world's best landscape architecture firms to design a public park downtown that follows the path of the historic Town Branch Creek that flows beneath Lexington's streets.
 
This event is free and open to the public.

Design Chat with Jack Weber

January 25, 2013, 2:00 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Jack Weber is a registered interior designer and partner at Gresham Smith and Partners specializing in design, research and consulting for the corporate workplace. He spends most of the time as a design principal and workplace strategist, bringing over 27 years of experience at creating value for businesses through the design of innovative, inspirational work environments that reflect the clients organizational culture and vision.

Jack has worked with clients such as Deloitte, Exxon Mobil, Nissan, AFL-CIO, Allstate, Asurion, GSA, Jackson National Life, State of Tennessee, and the US Army Corps of Engineers. He works in all phases of design from strategic planning, programming, schematic and prototype design, project management, branding, product design and marketing.
 
Jack continues to work with both small and large clients at developing strategies to maximize employee mobility, engagement and productivity while increasing real estate efficiencies for their organizations. He speaks regularly to internal client groups, CoreNet, IFMA and IIDA audiences about strategies for new ways of working and how the design of our surroundings can hinder or support.

Historic Preservation Open House

January 18, 2013, 11:00am-2:00pm
Bowman Hall (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design is hosting an Open House for graduate students interested in the field of Historic Preservation.

The Master's degree in Historic Preservation offers a graduate program based on field study, research, design, and community activities. Drawing on an abundance of local historic sites, the program documents and interprets historic building and landscapes and advocates their restoration, reconstruction, and rehabilitation.
 
Students interested in attending the Open House should contact Allison Carll-White at hedcarll@uky.edu.

December Commencement

December 14, 2012, 1:30
117 Pence Hall, Lexington, KY (map it)

On Friday, December 14, 2012, the University of Kentucky will hold its December commencement ceremonies. August 2012 and December 2012 College of Design graduates are invited to attend the ceremony for their degree level.

Degrees for Master’s candidates will be conferred at 1:30 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. Master’s candidates are requested to be present at 12:30 p.m. for line-up.
 
Bachelor’s degrees will be conferred at 6:00 p.m., also in Memorial Coliseum. Candidates for Bachelor's degrees are requested to arrive by 5:00 p.m. for line-up.
 
Please confirm your attendance on the University Commencement website so your name can be announced at the ceremony. Please submit your information by December 3, 2012.
 
There will be a reception for CoD graduates at 3:30 in Pence 207. To RSVP, contact Kimberly Light at (859) 257-7617 no later than December 3, 2012.

Alumni Reception in NYC

December 13, 2012, 5:00pm
W Hotel, Union Square (map it)

All New England-area UK/CoD alumni are invited to a reception in New York City.  The reception will take place from 5-7pm in the Living Room Lounge in the W Hotel in Union Square.

No RSVP necessary.


The Harlan Studio Exhibition

December 13, 2012, 5:00pm
348 East Main Street, Lexington, KY (map it)

The third-year students in the University of Kentucky School of Interior Design will host an exhibition of their proposed designs for an arts center and performance venue in Harlan County on December 13 from 5-8pm at Awesome, Inc. in Lexington, KY.

Organized by College of Design instructor Rebekah Ison, the exhibition will feature the proposals for the conversion of an abandoned furniture store into an art and community center.  The center will include a performance space, gallery, coffee shop, three studio classrooms, as well as an apartment for visiting artists.  The students also provided designs for a series of plays and exhibitions set to occur throughout Harlan in October 2013. The studio explored programming and branding techniques designed to meet the needs of the community. 

UK Alumni Association Lunch & Learn with Doug Appler

December 5, 2012, 11:30am
714 East Main Street, Louisville, KY (map it)

In the last two years, students in the Historic Preservation Studio at the University of Kentucky have worked in the historic cities of Northern Kentucky and in Georgetown. They have developed proposals for regional heritage trails, documented neglected neighborhoods, and explored the relationship between preservation, the arts and economic development. They are currently working to populate an iPhone app that will allow the public to experience the state's historic Main Street communities in a new way.

This Lunch and Learn event, featuring Douglas Appler, the Helen Edwards Abell Endowed Chair of Historic Preservation, will provide alumni with an opportunity to learn about changes taking place within the field of historic preservation and how UK students are taking advantage of those new opportunities. Cost to attend is $8 for members; $10 for nonmembers and includes admission to the event and a boxed lunch. Reservations can be made online at http://www.ukalumni.net/preserve or by calling 859-257-7161.  Please RSVP by Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. 
 
Questions? Contact Gretchen Bower at 859-257-8700 or gretchenbower@uky.edu.

Yuval Yasky Lecture

November 28, 2012, 5:00pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Semi-demolished dinning hall at Yad Hanna. (Photo: Yuval Yasky, 2010)

Yuval Yasky is the Chair of the Department of Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem and co-curator of the exhibition "Kibbutz: Architecture Without Precedents" at the Israeli Pavilion in the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennial 2011.

The Kibbutz, the most prominent form of cooperative agricultural settlement in Israel, started developing over a hundred years ago by Jewish immigrants that wished to incorporate three social ideologies - Zionism, Socialism and Communalism - promoting a voluntarily way of life based on equality, mutual aid and full partnership in all the social and economic aspects of life, including property and land. The combination of creating a society based on social equality and of one that idealizes the ethics of "working the land," demanded a distinctive spatial implementation. The Kibbutz posed a unique architectural challenge of realizing a Utopian ideal. 
 
The lecture by Yuval Yasky revisits the elements of architecture and planning of the Kibbutz, the intricate formal and social issues they raised in the local and broader contexts of the Israeli society over the years, and the lessons to be learned from this unprecedented experiment that is now facing radical transitions. 
 
 
 

Info session for Historic Preservation spring break trip to Guatemala

November 16, 2012, 12:00 pm
205 Pence Hall (map it)

On Friday, November 16 at 12:00 p.m. in 205 Pence Hall, Education Abroad will be hosting an information session on the UK Sponsored "Exploring World Heritage in Guatemala" program.

This is an embedded program, meaning there are both on-campus and international components to the course. Dr. Douglas Appler, faculty member in the Historic Preservation department at the University of Kentucky, will be leading this course.  
 
Taking place in the World Heritage site of Antigua, Guatemala, this program focuses on the concepts of heritage tourism, world heritage, and on the photographic documentation of historic sites. Planned by the Spanish and built in the 17th and 18th centuries as the capital of Guatemala, Antigua was at the height of its power when it was partially destroyed by an earthquake and abandoned in 1773. As a legacy of that colonial past, Antigua is home to some of the most celebrated examples of Spanish Baroque architecture in the New World. Many of those buildings are still standing, some are now ruins, but all provide an unparalleled opportunity for the documentation of historic architecture and for the exploration of the concept of world heritage.
 
Click here for program information and admissions.

Design Chat with Matthew Carter

November 9, 2012, 2:00 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Established in 2002, Matthew Carter Interiors has become one of the region's most respected names in interior design. Known for his clean and livable approach to traditional interiors, Matt strives to integrate his passion for timeless, comfortable houses for each client.

Every project reflects a diverse range of styles, serving the needs of each client with special attention paid to the architecture and surroundings. Recent and current projects are from east to west coast and include residences in Kentucky, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Florida, South Carolina, Colorado, Napa Valley and San Francisco, California and Lyford Cay, Bahamas.

Named one of America's Top Young Designers by House Beautiful Magazine, Matt's work appeared again in the magazine in 2005. Other publications include Kentucky Homes and Gardens and Keeneland Magazine.


Interior Design Undergraduate Open House

November 9, 2012
University of Kentucky (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design will hold two Open Houses for individuals interested in learning more about the School of Interior Design:

Friday, November 9, 2012

Please RSVP for the Open House here

Starting Point for all Events is in the Peace Gallery, Funkhouser Building.


Itinerary

9:00 - 9:15 / Registration
9:15 - 10:00 / Welcome / Admissions and Financial Aid Information
10:00 - 11:30 / Campus Tour
11:30 - 12:15 / Lunch with ID faculty & students, Funkhouser 103
12:15 - 1:00 / School of Interior Design Presentation
1:00 - 1:45 / Studio tours
2:00 - 4:00 - Design Chat, Pence Hall 209

Find information about parking on campus here.


Architecture Open House

October 12, 2012, 9:00 am
University of Kentucky (map it)

The University of Kentucky College of Design will hold an Open House for individuals interested in learning more about the undergraduate and graduate architecture programs on Friday, October 12, 2012.

RSVP for the Undergraduate Open House 
RSVP for the Graduate Open House 

 

 

 

Undergraduate Itinerary
The program begins in King Alumni House
8:30 - 9:00 / Registration 
9:00 - 9:30 / Welcome and Program Overview 
9:45 - 11:00 / Admissions and Financial Aid 
11:00 - 12:00 / Lunch / Alumni House 
12:00 - 12:30 / Tours of Pence Hall Fabrication and Computer Labs
12:40 - 1:15 / Wrap-up (Question and Answer Session) 

Graduate Itinerary
The program begins in Pence Hall - First Floor
1:30 - 2:00 / Registration / Pence Hall
2:00 – 2:15 / Welcome and Program Overview - 209 Pence Hall
2:15 - 3:00 / Graduate Program and Admissions 
3:00 - 3:20 / Tour of Pence Hall and Digital Fabrication Facilities (optional)
3:15 - 3:50 / Social Hour and Pizza 
4:00 - 5:00 / Discussion with Neil Denari, Jeanne Gang, and Roberto De Leon
at the Downtown Lexington Public Library, 140 East Main Street

 

 

For information about parking on campus click here.


Design Adds Value

October 12, 2012, 4:00 pm
140 East Main Street (map it)

On Friday, October 12, the University of Kentucky College of Design will host a public discussion entitled “Design Adds Value,” featuring Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang, Neil Denari of NDMA, and Roberto de Leon of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop as special guests.

During the discussion, which will be moderated by the Dean of the College of Design, Michael Speaks, the three architects will discuss the economic, social and physical value design adds to a community. Citing specific examples, the dialogue will include current issues facing the City of Lexington and the downtown community.

This panel is part of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a two-day event hosted by the College of Design in conjunction with the National Endowment of the Arts. The conference serves to bring together mayors from all over the eastern United States to discuss and plan projects for their cities with input from prominent designers, architects, and city planners.

The discussion will take place on Friday, October 12 at 4pm in the theater of the downtown Lexington Public Library.  This event is free and open to the public.


Daan Roggeveen Lecture

October 5, 2012, 5:00pm, until October 5, 2012
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Daan Roggeveen of the Go West Project will give a lecture on Friday, October 5 at 5pm in Pence 209.

Go West Project is a multidisciplinary research and design studio that studies emerging megacities and uses that knowledge for urban design. We have a deep interest in urban cultures and want to understand and contribute to them through research, architecture and media.

Go West works in an international network of writers, designers, architects, researchers and journalists and has offices in Shanghai and Amsterdam. Clients of Go West include governments such as the City of Amsterdam and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, organisations such as the Shenzhen/Hong Kong Biennale, venues like the Gopher Hole Gallery in London and the Amsterdam City Theatre, and knowledge institutes such as the Hong Kong University in Shanghai and the Delft University of Technology.

Presented in conjuction with the Confucius Institute.

Go West Project


Design Chat with Ed Cave

October 5, 2012, 2:00 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Ed Cave, President of Veenendaalcave, Inc, an Atlanta-based interior design firm  that provides interior planning and design services to corporate and healthcare clients, will be participating in a Design Chat on October 5 in Pence Hall.

Mr. Cave focused his studies in interior design, architecture, and graphic design at the University of Kentucky.  As an interior designer in Atlanta since 1980, he has experienced a vast array of project sizes and types throughout the southeast. Mr. Cave has served on various board including Midtown Alliance, the Georgia chapter of NAIOP, and the Atlanta Commerical Board of Realtors. He sits on the Interior Design Council at the University of Kentucky as well as SCAD Atlanta. His collection of European sports cars and passion for travel serve as his primary diversions from the corporate world. He and his wife Jeannie, Vice President of Real Estate for Aaron's Inc, reside in Atlanta.

 

http://www.vcave.com/vchc/vc.html


Design Research - Four Examples from Scandinavia

September 22, 2012, 9:00 am
209 Pence Hall (map it)

On September 22, the College of Design will host a day-long symposium entitled "Design Research: Four Examples from Scandinavia". Guests from design firms and universities in Sweden, Norway, and Finland will discuss with CoD faculty the implications of pursuing design as research in both public and private contexts.

This event, open only to CoD faculty and invited guests, explores the transition from designs based on the creative process to those catalyzed by research methods.

Designers design; they don't do research. At least this was the case until about a decade ago, when it became noticeable that the conception of design as research influenced projects other than those in technology and history. Rather than engage in research, designers long preferred to focus on their creative process. While they certainly embraced the systematic process of research with its constraints, hypotheses, experiments, and evaluations, they viewed research as secondary to imaginative thinking, the unsystematic process at the heart of creativity. But recently, there has been a change. Designers are finding that a conception of their work as research may enrich the creative process not limit it. Research has changed the design team, transformed constraints into advantages, and expanded the definition of a design project to include more than interiors, buildings and contexts. This is especially true in Scandinavia, where research thinking has permeated both academic institutions and practice.
 
Click here to watch the videos.

UK/CoD NEOCON Alumni Reception

June 11, 2012, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Haworth Showroom, 312 Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL (map it)

The UK College of Design will be hosting an alumni reception at NEOCON this year as part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration for the School of Interior Design. The reception will take place in the Haworth Showroom at 312 Merchandise Mart at 5:30 pm and going until 7:30 pm. Drinks and light appetizers will be served.


UK/CoD AIA Convention Alumni Reception

May 17, 2012, 6 pm to 8 pm
Old Dominion Brewhouse, 1219 9th St Washington, DC 20001 (map it)

Photo by GLINT Studios

The College of Design will be hosting an alumni reception at the AIA National Convention on May 17 from 6 to 8 pm in the Old Dominion Brewhouse. Drinks and light appetizers will be served for all guests. The Brewhouse is located in the same building as the convention center.


School of Interior Design Exhibition

May 6, 2012, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Funkhouser - Peace Gallery (map it)

The School of Interior Design gladly welcomes you to join us in the opening of The Interior Design Student Exhibition.  An official reception will occur on May 6 from 3:00- 4:00pm in Peace Gallery. This semester, Interior Design students responded to the President's a plan to dramatically transform the UK campus, with particular attention to actions that will enhance undergraduate education and improve facilities on the nearly 150-year-old campus. The results of this effort will be displayed in a student show throughout the summer. For more details, please contact Rebekah.Ison@uky.edu


May Commencement

May 6, 2012, Graduate Commencement at 9 am, Undergraduate Commencement at 6 pm
Rupp Arena, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY (map it)

On Sunday, May 6, 2012 the University of Kentucky will hold its May Commencement Ceremonies to honor graduating students and their academic accomplishments.

The Graduate and Professional Commencement Ceremony will be held in Rupp Arena at 9:00 a.m. The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for College of Design graduating students will be held in Rupp Arena at 6:00 p.m. Participating students are asked to arrive one hour before their scheduled ceremony time in order to check-in, line-up and receive instructions.

Those confirming attendance on the University of Kentucky Commencement Registration page by the deadline date will have their name announced and displayed on the screen during the ceremony. The deadline to apply is April 18.

There are no tickets required for admission to the ceremonies, but graduating students must complete the appropriate online registration form on the University Commencement website.

The University of Kentucky College of Design will host a special reception for this year’s CoD graduates. It will take place on May 6 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Gallery located at 527 E. Third St., Lexington, Ky. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

We look forward to celebrating this day, and offer our congratulations to the graduates of 2012. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the University of Kentucky Commencement FAQs page or contact the Dean’s office.


Third Annual UK/CoD End of Year Student Show

May 4, 2012, 7:00PM
527 E 3rd St., Lexington, KY (map it)

The College of Design is proud to hold its third annual End of Year Student Show, a presentation of student work. This year’s show will display the innovative research, design and partnerships taking place at the CoD through the work of the most noteworthy studios and the return of the taco truck.

Studios presented in the show are revolutionizing design solutions for problems experienced on a global level and within the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Some studios to be featured in the exhibition include:

  • The Houseboat to Energy Efficient Housing (HBEER) Studio, a joint project initiated by the College of Design and the Center for Applied Energy Research. Led by the CoD’s Dean, Michael Speaks, and Rodney Andrews from the CAER, along with the involvement of a large number of architecture graduate students, HBEER addresses the important concerns of low-cost housing and energy efficiency.
  • The Paducah Studio, taught by Assistant Professor Gary Rohrbacher, which explores the future for Paducah, KY after the closure of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Students are fully involved in the creation of materials for an exhibition that presents their ideas in a way that will inspire communication and ultimately action for the city of Paducah.
  • The Performa Studio, taught by Assistant Professor Michael McKay, which studies multi-performative material systems using off-the-shelf products and experimental digital and physical modeling practices. Students create and test modular units to determine possibilities for the production of innovative architectural assemblages that can perform on many levels.
  • The Louisville Water Company Studio, taught by Elodie Nourrigat, which focuses on the development of proposals for a new Water Education Center and Museum for the Louisville Water Company. Students prepare plans for these new facilities that will share the company’s history and provide information that relays the importance of water to energy, technology and health.
  • The School of Interior Design will exhibit work from a broad range of studios. Among those will be the students' response to President Eli Capilouto's plan to dramatically transform the UK campus, with particular attention to actions that will enhance undergradutate education and improve facilities on the nearly 150-year-old campus.
  • The Northen Kentucky River Cities Studio spent an entire year researching and designing proposals that dealt with the necklace of cities south of the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Models, posters, and propsals will be on display.

The End of Year Student Show will be taking place in the Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Gallery, located in the east end of downtown Lexington at 527 E 3rd Street. The LOT space was created to serve as a home to the creation and display of experimental works in the areas of design, art and music in Kentucky.


Aaron Betsky’s public lecture series, “Where We Are Now”

April 11, 2012, 7pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, will give a series of six public lectures titled, “Where We Are Now,” that will explore current issues in contemporary architecture.

Betsky describes the series: “The diversity of what we call architecture today is astonishing. From barely viable blobs to piles of sticks in the woods, and from instant cities to pop up stores, architecture encompasses an amazing range of scales, techniques, degrees of reality, and styles. These lectures will look at the immediate past as well as the present to survey and make sense of Postmodernism and its aftermath.“

All lectures will take place in Pence 209 starting at 7pm. One AIA LU credit is available for each lecture.

  • January 11 - Introduction: Modernism, Postmodernism, Blobism, Reuse: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going this lecture is online
  • February 1 - Postmodernism: A Closer look; from Complexity & Contradiction to Classicism this lecture is online
  • February 29 - Postmodernism into Deconstructivism: Things Fall Apart this lecture is online
  • March 28 - The Netherlands: Project-Based Working this lecture is online
  • April 11 - Machines and Networks
  • April 23 - Hunting And Gathering: Reuse and Collage: The Case Against Buildings

Aaron Betsky is an architect, critic, curator, educator, lecturer, and writer on architecture and design, who since August 2006 has been the director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. From 2001 to 2006 Betsky served as director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Although Betsky was born in Missoula, Montana, USA, he grew up in The Netherlands. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History, the Arts and Letters (1979) and a M.Arch. (1983). He then taught at the University of Cincinnati from 1983 to 1985 and worked as a designer for Frank Gehry and Hodgetts & Fung. From 1995-2001 Betsky was Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art before moving back to The Netherlands.

Betsky has written numerous monographs on the work of late 20th century architects, including I.M. Pei, UN Studio, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc., Zaha Hadid and MVRDV, as well as treatises on aesthetics, psychology and human sexuality as they pertain to aspects of architecture, and is one of the main contributors to a spatial interpretation of Queer theory.

Betsky was named the director of the 11th Exhibition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2008.


Clark Thenhaus

April 6, 2012, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Clark Thenhaus is founder and principal of Endemic, and  an Associate Lecturer at RMIT with the Landscape Department. Since founding Endemic, Clark has lectured and exhibited his design work across the globe. Clark has previously published work in 306090, KERB Journal, Especial’Z-Ecole D’Architecture, and AWM Magazine. He has previously taught at the University of Colorado-Denver, Otis College of Art and Design, and has led workshops at the University of Southern California (USC) and SCI-Arc in Los Angeles. Currently Clark is collaborating with OUTR on large-scale design projects in China. Clark graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Master of Architecture as the 3-year Fideli Fellow.


Jianfei Zhu will discuss China’s large-scale urbanization, and Wang Shu’s Pritzker Prize

April 4, 2012, 5 pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Michael Speaks, Jianfei Zhu, and Aaron Betsky discuss the 2012 Pritzker Prize

Jianfei Zhu's lecture

The University of Kentucky College of Design and the Confucius Center are hosting a lecture and discussion on April 4 at 5:00 pm, in 209 Pence Hall. The lecture given by Jianfei Zhu, titled “Scale and Statehood: a Different Modernity,” will explore the scale of urbanization in China and how it might develop into a different kind of modernity. After the lecture the Dean of the College of Design, Michael Speaks, will lead a discussion about Wang Shu, the first Chinese architect to be awarded the Priztker Architecture Prize. The lecture and discussion will be followed by a reception in Pence Hall.

Thomas J. Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the Priztker Architecture Prize, discusses Wang Shu’s selection and China’s urbanization: “The fact that an architect from China has been selected by the jury, represents a significant step in acknowledging the role that China will play in the development of architectural ideals. In addition, over the coming decades China’s success at urbanization will be important to China and to the world. This urbanization, like urbanization around the world, needs to be in harmony with local needs and culture. China’s unprecedented opportunities for urban planning and design will want to be in harmony with both its long and unique traditions of the past and with its future needs for sustainable development.”

Jianfei Zhu studied architecture in China at Tianjin University, and in England at the University College London. He is currently teaching in Australia at the University of Melbourne. Dr. Zhu’s research centers on architecture and politics, the ‘political space’ of dynastic Beijing, episodes of modern Chinese architecture, spatial analysis, and various topics in China-West comparisons.

Dr. Zhu is the author of Chinese Spatial Strategies (Routledge, 2004) and Architecture of Modern China (Routledge, 2009). He is the editor of Sixty Years of Chinese Architecture 1949-2009 (Beijing: CABP, 2009) and two special issues of Time + Architecture (Tongji University, 2006, 2010). He has published more than sixty papers in English and Chinese, including ‘Criticality in between China and the West’ and ‘Robin Evans in 1978’ (Journal of Architecture, 2005, 2011).

Dr. Zhu’s current research concerns the change from traditional to contemporary construction technologies and urban forms in China, the difference between Renaissance and Chinese traditions, and the impact of the West upon China.

About the University of Kentucky’s Confucius Center: We are a Center for Chinese language and arts offering community classes, teacher preparation courses, and events and services for the public. With the support of our partner institution, Shanghai University, and Hanban, the Chinese Language Council of China's Ministry of Education, we seek to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky in seeking greater understanding of China.


40+ Rethinking Design: Interior Design Symposium

March 30, 2012, March 29 - 30
UK Student Center, Center Theater (map it)

Robin Guenther, Perkins+Will, New York

Cindy Coleman - Gensler, Chicago

Chris Collins - Tipodean Technologies, San Francisco

The University of Kentucky College of Design will celebrate the School of Interior Design’s fortieth anniversary through a symposium, “40+ Rethinking Design.” The free public symposium will be presented March 29 and 30, at the Center Theater, located in the University of Kentucky’s Student Center.

“Throughout its history the School of Interior Design at the University of Kentucky has been at the forefront in delivering a professional degree and producing graduates who are responsive to the changing needs of the design industries. Our graduates are excelling in diverse fields of practice ranging from healthcare to product design,” says Ann Dickson, Director of the School of Interior Design. “The School of Interior Design’s increasingly global perspective touches all realms of study. This symposium is essential to understanding the needs of future populations and how design practices will address these challenges.”

Dickson adds, “This symposium not only marks and celebrates our past, but is also the foundation upon which the School of Interior Design moves into the future.”

The symposium speakers will focus on the future of designed environments, giving special attention to the human experience in respect to natural resources, other people, and the processes that impact the interactions we have with our surroundings. The speakers, in order of scheduled appearance, are Prataap Patrose, Director of Boston’s Urban Design Department; Robin Guenther, Principal at Perkins+Will; Cindy Coleman, Strategic Planner at Gensler; Chris Collins, CEO and Founder of Tipodean Technologies. Eileen Jones, Principal at Perkins+Will will moderate the panel discussion.

0.2 ASID and IIDA Contiuning Education HSW Units are available for each session for a total of 0.8 HSW units. Please register for the HSW units here.

All events will take place in the Student Center's "Center Theater." Parking is available on South Limestone in Parking Structure #5.

March 29
8:30 AM - Prataap Patrose
City of Boston
SRED: Socially Responsible Enlightened Design

9:15 AM - Respondents
Jim Gray, Mayor, Lexington, KY
Stan Harvey, Urban Collage, Inc., Lexington, KY
Steve Austin, Blue Grass Community Foundation, Lexington, KY

10:30 AM - Robin Guenther
Perkins+Will, New York
Future Think: Hospital Design as a Catalyst for Global Wellness

11:15 AM - Respondents
Dr. Graham Rowles, Director & Chair Graduate Center for Gerontology, University Kentucky
Dr. Michael Karpf, VP Executive Health Affairs/UKHC
Karleen Stephens, Manager, Health & Safety and Disability Management, Steelcase, Inc.

March 30
8:30 AM - Cindy Coleman
Gensler, Chicago
Workplace and the Global Economy

9:15 AM - Respondents
Walter J. Ferrier, Ph.D., Gatton Endowed Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Gatton College of Business & Economics, University of Kentucky
Greg Shafer, Humana, Workplace Innovation, Louisville
Jay Brand Ph.D., Cognitive Psychologist, Haworth Inc., Holland, MI

10:30 AM - Chris Collins
Tipodean Technologies, San Francisco
Interactive, realtime design

11:15 AM - Respondents
Melody Carswell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky
George Aye, Greater Good Studio, School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Ruigang Yang, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky


The 6th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium - New Voices, Current Needs

March 2, 2012, 10am
215 W. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 (map it)

Ned Kaufman - Founder of Place Matters and of Pratt Institute's graduate program in Historic Preservation

Alicestyne Turley - Assistant Professor in the Pan African Studies Department at the University of Louisville, and is the Director of the Underground Railroad Research Institute

Thomas F. King - One of the nation’s foremost authorities on archaeological policy and cultural resource management law.

Stanley Lowe - President and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Neighborhood Preservation Services

The University of Kentucky College of Design will host its sixth annual historic preservation symposium, "New Voices, Current Needs," an exploration of how preservation can address the needs of underserved communities and help correct modern and historical injustices. The free public symposium will be presented March 1 and 2, at the Lexington History Museum, located at 215 W. Main St. in downtown Lexington.

"One way of exploring the relationship between historic preservation and social justice is to recognize that preservation plays a major role in determining what pieces of the past will be available for study or use in the future," says Douglas Appler, the Helen Edwards Abell Endowed Chair in Historic Preservation at the College of Design. "If the history of a particular group is wiped from the landscape, its past can't be explored or recognized to the same degree as that of another group whose history is left in place and remains standing. Historic Preservation once focused very narrowly on the stories of wealthy individuals, on grand architecture, and on presenting an uncritical view of history. Fortunately, preservationists today are doing a better job of using the built environment to present a more complete account of the past."

Appler adds, "Historic preservation professionals can also help ensure access to quality housing for some of society's most vulnerable members. For example, the Historic Preservation Tax Credit is commonly paired with Low Income Housing Tax Credits to generate projects that provide clean, safe, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families. 

"New Voices, Current Needs" will feature four speakers who will explore current needs in historic preservation. The symposium speakers, in order of scheduled appearance, are:

March 1 
10:00 AM / Ned Kaufman - the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation Lecture
 
Founder of Place Matters and of Pratt Institute's graduate program in Historic Preservation. His most recent book, Place, Race and Story provides critical reflection on future directions for the historic preservation movement, focusing on the future role of meaning in historic preservation efforts.

2:00 PM / Alicestyne Turley- the Clyde R. Carpenter Lecture
Assistant Professor in the Pan African Studies Department at the University of Louisville, and is the Director of the Underground Railroad Research Institute. Dr. Turley is also a member of the City of Louisville Historic Landmarks and Preservation Districts Commission.

March 2
10:00 AM / Thomas F. King - the CRA/Cultural Resource Analysts Inc. Lecture

Thomas King is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on archaeological policy and cultural resource management law. He has authored many books, including Cultural Resource Laws and Practice, and Places that Count: Traditional Cultural Properties in Cultural Resource Management.

2:00 PM / Stanley Lowe - the Morgan Worldwide Lecture
Stanley Lowe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pittsburgh Neighborhood Preservation Services. He is also the former Executive Director of the City of Pittsburgh Housing Authority, was the Vice President of the Neighborhood Revitalization Department of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and has worked for years to channel energy, attention and resources toward economic development in low income urban neighborhoods.

Lectures are free and open to the public.
Each lecture will be followed by a local response panel and audience Q&A.
AIA Health Safety and Welfare (HSW) Continuing Education Credit are available.
 

The Annual Historic Preservation Symposium is the premier public discussion venue for historic preservation issues in the region.  To help make the event a resounding success we need support from people like you. To make an online donation please see the link below.

 

 

Organized by the College of Design and the Historic Preservation Graduate Organization of the University of Kentucky.


Brennan Buck

February 17, 2012, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Brennan Buck is a principal at FreelandBuck in New York and a Critic at the Yale School of Architecture. From 2004-2008 he was assistant professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna teaching in Studio Greg Lynn. He has practiced both landscape architecture and architecture, having worked for Neil M. Denari Architects and Johnston Marklee & Associates in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.


Design for Healing: Albert B. Chandler Hospital

February 10, 2012, 1 - 3 pm
W. T. Young Auditorium (map it)

The Albert B. Chandler hospital

The collaborative efforts of architects, interior designers and hospital administrators who designed the new pavilion at Albert B. Chandler Hospital will be the subject of a panel discussion on interior design in healing facilities from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the William T. Young Library Auditorium. The panel, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted by University of Kentucky School of Interior Design.

The upcoming panel discussion on Chandler Hospital's interior design will give students and members of the community a chance hear from the masterminds behind the new hospital design. Speakers will give a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into designing the interior of a hospital. The new pavilion at Chandler Hospital has been an exciting project for UK HealthCare, and the new state-of-the-art facility brings UK closer to their goal of having a world-class academic medical center.

The panel discussion will not only include interior design professionals, but also key hospital administrators and architects who were involved with the project. Emphasis in the discussion will be placed on the contemporary techniques that went into the design of the hospital. Another topic that will be discussed is the importance placed on this specific type of client.

Members of the panel will include:

  • Murray Clark, associate vice president for health affairs at UK HealthCare Facilities;
  • Tom Gormley, architect and principal at GBBN and project architect;
  • Mike Kennedy, design director and principal at AECOM;
  • Jim Lewison, senior associate and interior design director at AECOM;
  • and Judy Pelfrey, senior healthcare facilities manager at UK;

The new pavilion at Chandler Hospital has been opening in different phases since 2007 when the first phase, the parking garage opened. The hospital features several new design techniques that they hope will improve patient care. Their approach ties together art, science and healing in order to create a warm, comfortable environment for patients.

New additions to the hospital include a new surgery waiting area, a new emergency services department, a health education center, eight state-of-the art operating rooms, and much more.

The panel discussion will be led by Joe Rey-Barreau, associate professor of interior design, at UK College of Design. Rey-Barreau is also the consulting director of education at the American Lighting Association.


Adam Fure

February 3, 2012, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Adam Fure is a lecturer at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ann Arbor, a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany, and the founding principal of SIFT Studio. Adam received his M.Arch from the University of California Los Angeles where he graduated with distinction and was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi medal, the Carlin Glucksman Endowed Fellowship in Architecture, and the Jeffrey "Skip" Hintz Memorial Fellowship in Architecture. He has worked in the offices of Gnuform and Office dA and as a project designer at Greg Lynn FORM.


Aaron Betsky’s public lecture series, “Where We Are Now”

January 11, 2012, 7pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Introduction: Modernism, Postmodernism, Blobism, Reuse: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going

 

Lecture #2 - Postmodernism: A Closer look; from Complexity & Contradiction to Classicism Lecture #3 - Continued - Postmodernism: A Closer look; from Complexity & Contradiction to Classicism Lecture #4 - The Netherlands: Project-Based Working

Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, will give a series of six public lectures titled, “Where We Are Now,” that will explore current issues in contemporary architecture.

Betsky describes the series: “The diversity of what we call architecture today is astonishing. From barely viable blobs to piles of sticks in the woods, and from instant cities to pop up stores, architecture encompasses an amazing range of scales, techniques, degrees of reality, and styles. These lectures will look at the immediate past as well as the present to survey and make sense of Postmodernism and its aftermath.“

All lectures will take place in Pence 209 starting at 7pm. One AIA LU credit is available for each lecture.

  • January 11 - Introduction: Modernism, Postmodernism, Blobism, Reuse: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going 
  • February 1 - Postmodernism: A Closer look; from Complexity & Contradiction to Classicism
  • February 29 - Postmodernism into Deconstructivism: Things Fall Apart
  • March 28 - The Netherlands: Project-Based Working
  • April 11 - Machines and Networks
  • April 23 - Hunting And Gathering: Reuse and Collage: The Case Against Buildings

Aaron Betsky is an architect, critic, curator, educator, lecturer, and writer on architecture and design, who since August 2006 has been the director of the Cincinnati Art Museum. From 2001 to 2006 Betsky served as director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Although Betsky was born in Missoula, Montana, USA, he grew up in The Netherlands. He graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in History, the Arts and Letters (1979) and a M.Arch. (1983). He then taught at the University of Cincinnati from 1983 to 1985 and worked as a designer for Frank Gehry and Hodgetts & Fung. From 1995-2001 Betsky was Curator of Architecture, Design and Digital Projects at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art before moving back to The Netherlands.

Betsky has written numerous monographs on the work of late 20th century architects, including I.M. Pei, UN Studio, Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc., Zaha Hadid and MVRDV, as well as treatises on aesthetics, psychology and human sexuality as they pertain to aspects of architecture, and is one of the main contributors to a spatial interpretation of Queer theory.

Betsky was named the director of the 11th Exhibition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2008.


December Commencement

December 16, 2011
Memorial Coliseum, Lexington, KY 40508 (map it)

On Friday, December 16, 2011 the University of Kentucky will hold its December commencement ceremonies to honor our graduating student’s academic achievements.

Degrees for Master’s candidates will be conferred at 1:30 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. Master’s candidates are requested to be present at 12:30 p.m. for line-up.

Graduate Student Reception: The Graduate School will host a reception for Master’s and Professional graduates from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Singletary Center for the Arts lobby.

Bachelor’s degrees will be conferred at 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum. Bachelor’s candidates are requested to arrive by 5:00 p.m. for line-up.

Those confirming attendance on the University Commencement website by the deadline date will have their name announced and displayed on the screen during the ceremony. August and December 2011 graduates who submitted degree applications will also be listed in the printed commencement booklet. Please submit your information by December 1, 2011.

There are no tickets required for admission to the ceremonies, but graduating students must complete the appropriate online registration form on the University Commencement website. Please indicate on the form, your total number of guests.

Undergraduate Reception: The alumni association will host a reception in the Grand Ball Room at the Student Center from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm on December 16. Each college will have a table set up w/identifying banners. Refreshments will be in the middle of the ballroom and the small ballroom will be set up for seating.

We look forward to celebrating the day with you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Dean’s office at the number above.


Terry Rothgeb Retirement Celebration

December 2, 2011, Evening - times TBA
510 Rose Street, Lexington, KY (map it)

Friday, 2 December 
6 pm Cocktails  |  7 pm Dinner

Hilary J. Boone Center
510 Rose St. Lexington, KY

Pay online by clicking the button below or contact the Director of Development, Taylor Wood, 859-323-2747, or email taylor.wood@uky.edu

Make a gift to the endowment here

Please join friends, colleagues, faculty and students to celebrate Terry Rothgeb's career, life and retirement. Terry was one of the first faculty hired when Interior Design became its own program in the College of Home Economics in 1973 (Interior Design joined the College of Design in 2002.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Terry Rothgeb Scholarship Endowment.  It is our hope to make the Terry Rothgeb Scholarship Endowment the largest of its kind in the College of Design.Business casual dress is requested.


Christian Unverzagt

November 18, 2011, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Christian Unverzagt is the design director at M1/DTW LLC, a nationally recognized, multidiscipinary studio operating at the intersection of design and cultural production. M1/DTW's built work includes a recording studio for grammy-winning musician Eminem, boutique spaces for 6 Salon, studios for DAVO Photographic, and workspaces for Richard Florida's Martin Prosperity Institute in Toronto. M1/DTW's print and identity clients include Sensitile Systems, Creative Class Group, 6 salon, Cranbrook Art Museum, Pasadena Museum of California Art, and the University of Kentucky College of Design (UK/COD). M1/DTW has received numerous award's, including I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Review and a '50 Books' award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). In 2007, 6 salon was named 'Best Salon Design' in North America. M1/DTW's work has been published in Architectural Record, I.D., & Print Magazine, and exhibited in Los Angeles, Barcelona, Detroit, Austin, New York, and Boston.

Unverzagt is also an Assistant Professor of Practice in Architecture at Taubman College, where his teaching focuses on visual communication and interdisciplinary design methodologies. He is also the founding designer of the Michigan Architecture Papers, a publication series which has received numerous awards including a Series Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


Gregory Romine

November 4, 2011, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Gregory Romine is a founding member and Managing Director of Axis Facades International, LLC, a US-based global façade consulting firm. With over thirty years of experience and a passion for product design, Romine possesses technical and design sensibilities as well as a comprehensive understanding of materials and adaptive technologies used in façade applications.

Working with inventive architects worldwide, Romine facilitates the architects’ vision and desire to create a sense of place. Romine has been a leading pioneer in the formation of façade consulting in emerging markets including India, China, Korea, Turkey, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.


Mark O’Bryan

October 24, 2011, 6pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Mark O'Bryan is the Associate Dean for Administration at the University of Kentucky College of Design. He studied art and architecture at Cornell University and at the American Academy in Rome. He has won several awards, including the AIA Henry James Medal, the S.O.M. Traveling Fellowship and Bearings 10 Best Faculty in America Prize. His residence, which he designed with his wife Mary Lee O'Bryan was recently published in Kentucky Home and Gardens Magazine.


Keely Colcleugh

October 21, 2011, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Keely Colcleugh principal of Kilograph Visualization, is a designer with over thirteen years experience in the fields of architecture, graphic design, film and animation. Colcleugh has worked as an animator and visual effects designer on feature films, commercials and music videos. She served as lead designer for Atelier Jean Nouvel’s architectural visualization division in Paris France and, prior to founding Kilograph in 2009, she served as the Director of Architectural Visualization for Pixel Liberation Front, a leading visual effects and animation studio in Los Angeles.

To date Kilograph has provided visualizations for some of the leading architectural practices around the world, including Morphosis Architects, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Gehry Technologies, SWA and The Jerde Partnership.


Design Chat - Dan Colvin and Silke Becker

October 21, 2011, 1pm
W.T. Young Library Auditorium (map it)

Dan Colvin is Principal-in-Charge of the Interior Design Studio and a partner in the firm RossTarrant Architects in Lexington. Colvin’s focus on creating outstanding educational interior environments has inspired recognition by numerous respected groups including AIA, and the National School Board Association, the American Association of School Administrators. In addition, his designs have been featured in publications including American School and University magazine and Learning By Design.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Design, Colvin is focused on designing educational environments that foster learning and inspire academic excellence. He has led the design of new projects ranging from elementary schools to cutting-edge university science facilities and was central to the design of the Johnson Center on UK’s campus. Colvin’s studio has designed the complete transformation of hundreds of existing facilities into state-of-the-art learning environments for students and teachers.

Silke Becker will also take part in the Design Chat, she is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Design and partner in the firm RossTarrant Architects in Lexington. Focused on designing postsecondary facilities, Becker has been involved in the design of numerous signature buildings including new construction such as Ransdell Hall, Music Rehearsal Hall and the Alumni Meeting Center at Western Kentucky University, the Center for Health, Education & Research at Morehead State University and the first building to be constructed on the BCTC Newtown Campus.

Becker’s work reflects a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of Interior Design, integrating programming and design with thorough construction documentation and careful project management resulting in the highest quality projects for her clients.


Alex Deutschman

October 14, 2011, 5pm
Pence 209 (map it)

Alex Deutschman is manager of Morphosis’ fabrication shop where he oversees a small team and an arsenal of machines including a CNC mill, laser cutter, 2 zcorp printers, wood shop, and a welding outfit.

Deutschman has developed a versatile approach to model making and fabrication in both analog and digital conditions. He has employed many techniques, technologies, and materials to produce a wide range of products such as museum quality architectural models, art pieces, full scale mock-ups and custom furniture. With a master’s degree in architecture from Georgia Tech, Deutschman also has experience in the facilitation of full-scale construction projects.


Ronald Jones, Ph.D.

October 10, 2011, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Ronald Jones, Ph.D., is an artist, critic and educator who gained prominence in New York City during the mid-1980s. In the magazine Contemporary, Brandon Labelle wrote: “Working as an artist, writer, curator, professor, lecturer and critic over the last 20 years, Jones is a self-styled Conceptualist, spanning the worlds of academia and art, opera and garden design, and acting as paternal spearhead of contemporary critical practice. Explorative and provocative, Jones creates work that demands attention that is both perceptual and political.” Labelle positions Jones along the leading edge of a “contemporary critical practice” that is perhaps best described as interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary.

Presently Jones is Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden where he leads The Experience Design Group, with a mission "to persuade, stimulate, inform, envision, entertain, and forecast events, influencing meaning and modifying human behavior.” At Konstfack, Jones also co-directs WIRE, the MA program in curatorial practice and critical writing. Jones is a Center Director at Konstfack for the Stockholm School of Entrepreneurship (SSES), an interdisciplinary initiative by Karolinska Institutet, the Royal Institute of Technology, the Stockholm School of Economics, the Stockholm University and Konstfack.

Jones is a Guest Professor of Experience Design at NID, the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. He has also served on the faculty of The Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen, The School of Visual Arts, New York, and Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule Frankfurt, Germany and as a visiting professor at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel's national school of art. With his appointment at Konstfack as Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, he has been able, along with the faculty of The Experience Design Group, to create a graduate program especially designed to prepare students to become interdisciplinarians, or even transdisciplinarians. “Interdisciplinarity,” says Jones “is by now a stand-alone discipline, as much as the conventional disciplines of art, design or craft.”


James Crump, Ph.D.

October 7, 2011, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

James Crump, Ph.D., is the chief curator of the Cincinnati Art Museum. Dr. Crump is an accomplished curator and writer, and is known for his work with contemporary artists and photographers. As chief curator, Dr. Crump is responsible for managing and building the Cincinnati Art Museum’s photography collection, developing new and interdisciplinary approaches to presenting and interpreting the collection, and he collaborates with other museums and institutions to develop special exhibitions.

Throughout his career Dr. Crump has collaborated with several museums and galleries, including the International Center of Photography and The Drawing Center in New York. He has also worked with a variety of artists, including Ross Bleckner, Lynn Davis, Adam Fuss, and the estates of Willem De Kooning, Garry Winogrand, and Walker Evans. Crump’s work has been widely published, most recently in Archives of American Art Journal for the Smithsonian Museum, Art Review, Art in America, Print, and History of Photography. Dr. Crump has published, edited, and contributed to nearly 100 titles, including Albert Watson (2007), F. Holland Day: Suffering the Ideal (1995), Vik Muniz: Seeing is Believing (1998), and Garry Winogrand: 1964 (2002).

Most recently, Dr. Crump released the documentary film, Black White + Gray, featuring the influential and legendary 1970s and 1980s photography collector Sam Wagstaff. The film premiered at the 2007 New York-based Tribeca Film Festival and Europe’s Art Basel; it began airing on the Sundance Channel in March 2008. In September 2009, Skira Rizzoli released Dr. Crump's Variety: Photographs by Nan Goldin, which Photo District News deemed one of the notable photography books of the year. In 2010, Hatje Cantz will release Dr. Crump's latest effort, Walker Evans: Decade by Decade.


Freek Persyn

September 26, 2011, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

Freek Persyn graduated from the Sint Lucas School of Architecture in Brussels, Belgium. Soon after graduating he established 51N4E (the name refers to the coordinates of Brussels), with Peter Swinnen and Johan Anrys. In 2004, 51N4E was awarded the prestigious Rotterdam Maaskant Award for Young Architects.

Some of 51N4E's notable work includes the adaptive reuse of the ‘C-mine’ industrial buildings at a former coal mine in Winterslag, Belgium; the large-scale Skanderberg Square, the most important public space in Tirana, Albania, larger than Red Square in Moscow and twice the size of St Peter's Square in Rome; and 50,000 residences in Bordeaux, France.

Parallel to his professional activities at 51N4E, Persyn is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Gent, a visiting critic and studio master at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam and is currently a visiting professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland.


Ann Swope - Design Chat

September 23, 2011, 2pm
W. T. Young Library Auditorium (map it)

Ann Swope, Principal Designer and CEO of Swope Design Group, has more than twenty four years of professional design and project management experience. For the past sixteen years, she has served as principal designer of her own firm—Swope Design Group. Ann’s reputation is built on her ability to push the creative boundaries of her medium, lead diverse project teams, and manage complex projects.

Ann is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Ann is certified by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and is a Kentucky Certified Interior Designer (KYCID). She has served on the Regional Board of Directors of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and of the Society of Environmental Graphic Designers (SEGD).


Gregor Zimmernan

September 13, 2011, 5pm
209 Pence Hall (map it)

In 2007 Dr. Gregor Zimmerman, with his partner Thomas Teichmann, began G.tecz an interdisciplinary company composed of material specialists, structural engineers and laboratory experts working to optimize and develop structural and cement-bonded materials. Their latest research includes nano based particle packing algorithms, calculation of water film thicknesses, finite element methods and the use of SQL databases. 

Zimmerman studied civil engineering in Karlsruhe, Germany, and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Kassel on the topic of membrane concrete grid shells. Zimmerman is currently teaching at the University of Kassel.


Spring 2011 Commencement Ceremony

May 8, 2011