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Studio Feature - Transdisciplinary Research Center

Studio Feature - Transdisciplinary Research Center

Assistant Professor of Architecture Anne Filson’s and her third year students explored concepts for the Center of Transdisciplinary Research at the University of Kentucky.   “Transdisciplinary design involves the integration of diverse fields of expertise, and the methods for translating this integrated knowledge into problem-solving,” said Professor Filson. “Our studio is exploring how architecture strengthens research collaboration between diverse scholars and public stakeholders.”   This design topic was borne out of UK president Eli Capilouto’s recent gift of $250,000 to… Continue »


School of Interiors works to design better health care

School of Interiors works to design better health care

by Whitney Hale, UKNow   From providing a comfortable, caring environment to ensuring the efficient treatment of patients, design can have a major impact on a hospital stay. A recent collaborative project at the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital Emergency Department examined the new space to see how the current design works and what can be learned for the design of future floors and health care facilities.   "We do the best job we can in solving the… Continue »


Student Profile - Connor Verteramo

Student Profile - Connor Verteramo

This is the third part of a weekly series of interviews with students in the College of Design.   Why did you choose UK/CoD? I have often been asked, “Why UK?” As a whole the University of Kentucky met a set of criteria that I had laid out when I started my college search. Coming from out-of-state and not knowing anyone coming to UK it was difficult for me to leave home, but the College of Design made that process… Continue »


2014 Donors & Scholars Luncheon

2014 Donors & Scholars Luncheon

UK/CoD hosted its second annual Donors & Scholars Luncheon on October 16 at UK’s Boone Center.   Recipients of College of Design scholarships had the opportunity to meet with donors and thank them for being part of their academic endeavors. A student representative from each of the College’s three programs spoke to how their scholarships supported their opportunities and experiences.   During the luncheon, AIA-CKC president Mathew Triplett, on behalf of AIA-CKC, IIDA Louisville/Lexington, NAWIC Louisville, CSI Louisville, and Kentucky… Continue »


Student Profile - Sophia Good

Student Profile - Sophia Good

This is the second part of a weekly series of interviews with students in the College of Design. Sophia Good, Third-year Interiors Student Why did you choose to attend UK? The main reason that I initially considered UK was because of the fantastic National Merit Scholarship, one of the top in the nation. However, after visiting UK, my decision was based on far more than just finances. The warmth of the faculty was far above and beyond anything I had… Continue »


Student Profile - Julia Arnold

Student Profile - Julia Arnold

This is the first part of a weekly series of interviews with students in the College of Design. Julia Arnold, 2nd year Architecture student Why did you choose UK/CoD? I don’t think that I can choose just one reason for why I decided to be a part of UK/CoD. There are just too many. Coming all the way from Birmingham, Alabama, I was really nervous about college and attending such large classes with teachers that had too many students to… Continue »


Summer Travel Studio - Florence

Summer Travel Studio - Florence

Nine students from the College of Design's Interior and Architecture programs recently returned from the seven week abitare firenze [inhabit florence] program in Italy. Under the guidance of UK’s program director Christopher Manzo, students studied buildings and spaces through first-hand observation, analysis, and drawing. Students additionally considered notions of facade, hearth, home, and living using examples dating from the Renaissance to the present. Every week of the program, students considered different palazzi (palaces/homes) in Florence as they operate at four scales:… Continue »


Summer Travel Studio - Delft

Summer Travel Studio - Delft

Five students from the UK College of Design teamed up with public administration students from Leiden University in the Netherlands to examine the relationship between cities and universities.   The students were challenged to develop design interventions that address the social, economic, and spatial integrations of academic and non-academic cultures.   Using the city of Delft and the Delft University of Technology as a case study, students spent eight weeks participating in workshops, attending lectures, and conducting site visits designed… Continue »


Summer Travel Studio - Rome & Paris

Summer Travel Studio - Rome & Paris

18 students participated in the College of Design travelled to Rome and Paris for the summer design seminar entitled “Rome and Paris: From Ancient to Modern”. Professor of Architecture Mark O’Bryan conducted students to areas that offered artifacts for study from the Bronze Age to the Twentieth Century, including divergent building and urban types, and masterpieces for the major historical periods.   Studies of the city consisted of investigation of elements, methods of organization, generative and critical strategies, the problem… Continue »


2014 Design Discovery

2014 Design Discovery

For the fourth year in a row, high school students and incoming UK first years had the opportunity to explore design fundamentals in the UK/CoD Design Discovery Program. This weeklong program is designed to exposed prospective students to the type of learning environment they would encounter in a design education setting.   Participants took part in design and drawing exercises, model-making workshops led by UK/CoD faculty, and field trips to gain an understanding of what constitutes the studio experience of… Continue »


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