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UK/CoD hosts design and research showcase

UK/CoD hosts design and research showcase

University of Kentucky College of Design hosted a design and research showcase for the members of Leadership Lexington, a leadership development program sponsored by Commerce Lexington.   The showcase exhibited the research and service projects developed and executed by UK/CoD students and faculty that directly benefited the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its citizens.   The visiting group had the opportunity to speak with faculty and students and learn more about the College of Design projects in depth.   The displayed… Continue »


Architecture Studio Feature: Disruptive Continuity

Architecture Studio Feature: Disruptive Continuity

This architecture studio sets out to explore the nature of the contemporary library within rapidly transforming technological, cultural, social, political and environmental contexts. How can a contemporary library support the evolving nature of services, public access, public space, and shared cultural values within a static architectural construction? Can the architectural design process harness the digital tools to find value added solutions?    The initial exercise attempts to isolate issues related to digital process and rapid prototyping technologies. This isolation allows… Continue »


HP students successfully campaign for Spindletop’s inclusion on National Register

HP students successfully campaign for Spindletop’s inclusion on National Register

UK/CoD Historic Preservation students scored a victory for Lexington's famed Spindletop Hall.   After two years of work, the iconic property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.   "It's an honorific list; it tells our story", said Rachel Kennedy, Executive Director of Preservation Kentucky, the state's preservation office. "This property will be forever more listed in the National Register based on its significance."   "This building was one of… Continue »


Interiors students analyze healthcare environments

Interiors students analyze healthcare environments

The fourth-year students in the University of Kentucky School of Interiors participating in Assistant Professor Lindsey Guinther’s healthcare design studio recently traveled to Nashville, TN to more closely examine their studio project’s context. The visit offered students the opportunity to more personally connect with their site, which will be home to a seven-story new construction medical facility.   The students engaged with healthcare design professionals at the Nashville based Gresham, Smith & Partners. Here, Principal and Workplace Strategist Jack Weber,… Continue »


School of Interiors Advisory board meets with students and faculty

School of Interiors Advisory board meets with students and faculty

Faculty and students of the School of Interiors hosted the first advisory board meeting of the 2013-2014 academic year in September. Alumni Eileen Jones, Luann Holmes, and Chris Estes met with students, faculty, and staff to discuss the future of the interior design profession, as well as the educational and professional opportunities for students in the School of Interiors.   As a central purpose of the meeting, teams of advisors, faculty, staff, and students articulated their visions for the future… Continue »


Masquerade Exhibition: Speculative, Spectacular!

Masquerade Exhibition: Speculative, Spectacular!

Speculative, Spectacular!  displays 15 unique masks along with a collection of study models, analytical drawings, conceptual images and animations that act as a preliminary exercise for Akari Takebayashi's third year architecture design studio.  The studio investigates an architecture that questions the conventional notion of building envelope and aims to reestablish a new relationship between inside and outside.  The goal is to deliver a project, a center for music and dance, that poses a unique and rich experience within a compelling… Continue »


UK/CoD announces renovation plans for Pence Hall

UK/CoD announces renovation plans for Pence Hall

On the eve of its 105th birthday, Pence Hall is getting a facelift.   Pence Hall, the center of the University of Kentucky College of Design, will undergo a series of renovations, including a revitalized lobby, a new dean’s suite and conference suite, and reconfigured staff areas.   “The University of Kentucky is undergoing a focused revitalization of our campus,” said university President Eli Capilouto. “A path we have chosen because of its ability to dramatically transform the way we… Continue »


Professor Filson’s architecture studio partners with CAER

Professor Filson’s architecture studio partners with CAER

By Keith Hautala, Whitney Hale, Alicia Gregory   The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research is developing green technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, using algae.   Four years ago, CAER and UK’s Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department set out to demonstrate that an algae-based system could recycle the carbon dioxide in flue gas. Now, with $1.8 million in funding from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, CAER is partnering with Duke Energy to… Continue »


Architecture Studio Feature: PERFORMA

Architecture Studio Feature: PERFORMA

The PERFORMA Studio at the College of Design is an intensive research and fabrication studio taught by Mike McKay. McKay’s research work involves the investigation of material systems and design strategies that create multi-performative material systems utilizing optimization, aggregation and efficiency. Simple units and semi-finished materials are physically tested in order to extract potential performative characteristics and limits. These limits are then negotiated through rigorous digital and physical techniques in order to produce strategies of fabrication. The formal systems have… Continue »


UK/CoD kicks off semester with All-College meeting

UK/CoD kicks off semester with All-College meeting

Students, faculty, and staff gathered in UK's Worsham Theatre to officially begin the 2013-2014 academic year at the College of Design.   Interim Dean Ann Whiteside-Dickson welcomed students, and she and the program directors introduced the college's new faculty and staff.   Student participants of the summer travel studios in Brazil, the Netherlands, and France recapped their experiences, and encouraged other students to take advantage of UK/CoD's travel opportunities.   Representatives from the student organizations AIAS, IDSA, and HPGO outlined… Continue »


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