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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.