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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 »


Students learn in professional firms over spring break

Students learn in professional firms over spring break

Architecture and Interiors students from the UK College of Design spent their spring breaks working alongside professionals in design firms across the country.   Students had the opportunity to learn from seasoned designers on a variety of real world projects, expand their technical skill sets, and network with industry professionals.   Students blogged about their experiences. Below are excerpts about their assignments, the workplace atmosphere, and the lessons they learned.   I have been given the task to stitch together… Continue »


Second Annual Celebrating Excellence Awards

Second Annual Celebrating Excellence Awards

by Whitney Hale, UKNow   Eleven faculty, staff and alumni and one local architecture and interior design firm have taken honors at the University of Kentucky College of Design Celebrating Excellence Awards Dinner held March 26, at the Hilary J. Boone Center.   Two Distinguished Alumni Awards for Professional Achievement were presented to Wayne Braun and Lonn Combs. Braun is the design director of creative design firm PDR. Combs is cofounder of EASTON+COMBS. Recipients of this award have attained prominence… Continue »


Studio Feature – Cut and Fill

Studio Feature – Cut and Fill

Fourth-year and graduate students in Professor Gary Rohrbacher’s architecture studio addressed the remediation of the contaminated groundwater at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah, Kentucky.   In this studio, the students investigated and proposed “remediating landscapes.” Previous design studios considering the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant have studied how important hydro-dynamics are to the movement, containment and understanding of contaminants present at the site. Initial models of subsurface structures beneath the plant created in the summer of 2010 were an… Continue »


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