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Eyes Wide Open:  College of Design Students Travel to Thailand

Eyes Wide Open:  College of Design Students Travel to Thailand

Eyes Wide Open:  College of Design Students Travel to Thailand   During winter break, before the start of the spring 2016 semester, a group of UK interior design students travelled to the other side of the world to explore a new culture. Led by assistant professor Lindsey Fay, these students spent 17 days exploring the country of Thailand but will forever have the impact of their visit imprinted on their newfound cultural perspective. Rather than finite take-aways, Fay explained that… Continue »


Faculty Feature - Associate Professor of Architecture Jason Scroggin’s Work Featured

Faculty Feature - Associate Professor of Architecture Jason Scroggin’s Work Featured

Associate Professor of Architecture Jason Scroggin’s Work Featured in UK’s Experience Art with SAB   UK/CoD Associate Professor of Architecture Jason Scroggin presents a new edition of his Massimals series developed by his design research office, DOTS, on UK’s campus Monday, September 21 through Friday, September 25.   The UK Student Activities Board (SAB) Cultural Arts Committee invited Professor Scroggin to the display the work in the area between the Mining and Minerals Resource Building and the Rose Street Garage… Continue »


Studio Feature – Point of Departure: Sustainable Campus Bus Shelters

Studio Feature – Point of Departure: Sustainable Campus Bus Shelters

The project began with a simple idea: Develop a solar powered bus shelter on the University of Kentucky campus. While this goal is at the heart of the research, it is clear that to see it within this narrow scope represented a huge missed opportunity. This is our “Point of Departure.”    An interdisciplinary team was formed and led by Assistant Professor of Architecture Martin Summers and Research Engineer for the Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) Michael Wilson, to… Continue »


Studio Feature – Shawneetown Community Garden

Studio Feature – Shawneetown Community Garden

Students in the School of Interiors and the Department of Horticulture, under the direction of Assistant Professor Helen Turner and Assistant Professor Krista Jacobsen, developed design interventions for the Shawneetown Garden, a community project adjacent to the Shawneetown Graduate Residence Facility, home to a number of UK graduate students and their families.   The Shawneetown Gardens began as a student initiative in 2009, and has grown from a gardening space of 20 plots to over 70. Although the gardens have… Continue »


Travel Studio - Prague and Rome

Travel Studio - Prague and Rome

Professors David Biagi and Mark O’Bryan led a group of 25 design students to the ancient cities of Prague and Rome. In this summer seminar course, students explored the relationship between city and country, and the elements of a city through object fabric, component, and landscape.   Students visited sites of cultural and historic significance, including the Prague Castle, Saint Vitras Cathedral, San Gimigiano, Assisi, Hadrian’s Villa, Villa d’Este, and the Vatican. Outside of scheduled course time, students had the… Continue »


Studio Feature – Post Occupancy Evaluation of Champion’s Court

Studio Feature – Post Occupancy Evaluation of Champion’s Court

Students in the School of Interiors evaluated the living and learning community of Champions Court I, one of the new residence halls at the University of Kentucky.   Under the direction of Assistant Professor Rebekah Radtke, and with grant funding from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the students conducted focus groups, held a community event for residents, and observed the usage of common spaces and facilities.   The students presented their findings to University… Continue »


End of Year Show

End of Year Show

Students and faculty celebrated the end of the 2014-2015 year with the annual UK/CoD End of Year Show in Pence Hall. Work from fourth year and graduate students was on display throughout the building, and the newly renovated first floor was open to visitors for the first time since completion. Visit our Facebook page for more photos. photos by GLINTstudios. Continue »


Historic Preservation Awards

Historic Preservation Awards

The facutly of the Department of Historic Preservation honored their students in an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 7. The following students were recognized: Christina Sabol received the Helen Edwards Abell Memorial Award for outstanding performance and excellence in the study of historic preservation. Katie McNamee received the Clay Lancaster Memorial Prize for excellence in the study of the history of American architecture. Caitlin Edge received the Faculty Honor Award for Excellence in the Master's Project. Justin Hathaway received the… Continue »


Design showcase for West Liberty

Design showcase for West Liberty

by Whitney Hale, UKNow   Later this week, students from the University of Kentucky College of Design will present their concepts to aid in the rebuilding of West Liberty, as well as their work on a farm-to-table restaurant that will lay the foundation for an emerging fabrication partnership for the community ravaged by a tornado in spring of 2012. Doors open for the event at 4:30 p.m. and will include a formal presentation and an exhibit from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday,… Continue »


Fabricate: AIAS Midwest Quad

Fabricate: AIAS Midwest Quad

UK/CoD student organization AIAS hosted the annual midwest quad in Pence Hall April 10-12. Each year, regional conferences take place annually in the Fall and Spring in the Midwest, Northeast, South, and West Quads. These gatherings, known as Quad Conferences, are hosted by local chapters who have been selected to organize the event by their Quad. Themes vary based on the city, local culture, and architectural topic of choice. Intensive day-long workshops of small studios allowed participants to create a collaborative projects… Continue »


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