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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.