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UK/CoD students collaborate with Taipei government on urban regeneration

UK/CoD students collaborate with Taipei government on urban regeneration

This spring semester, students from the UK/CoD School of Architecture are participating in an innovative new studio format called OFFICE STUDIO. Structured like a global architecture firm, with office branches in two other universities, the National Chiao-Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and The University of Hong Kong, in Hong Kong, OFFICE STUDIO KENTUCKY consists of twelve advanced undergraduate and graduate architecture students, and is led by UK/School of Architecture Assistant Professor Angie Co and Dean Michael Speaks.   All three schools… Continue »


Design students gain professional experience over spring break

Design students gain professional experience over spring break

Architecture and Interior Design students had the opportunity to work at regional, national, and international design firms over spring break. These programs places students in these firms for 1-2 weeks to garner professional experience and to contribute to the firms' projects. The experience of the students varied for each firm, as they could be involved with executing a research assignment, sitting in on staff or client meetings, going on site visits, or assisting with drawings, designs, or model building.  … Continue »


7th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium

7th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium

UK/CoD's Historic Preservation Graduate Organization hosted their 7th Annual symposium at Lexington's Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. This year's topic, "Preservation = Jobs", addressed how the rehabilitation of historic neighborhoods and buildings bolsters local economies and generates employment. The invited speakers included: Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Colby Broadwater, President, American College of Building Arts Terrian C. Barnes, National Trust Community Investment Corporation David Feldman, Right-Sized Homes Todd Barman, Main Street Center Each of the four speakers cited specific examples of… Continue »


Kyle Miller, College of Design Co-Host Possible Mediums Conference

Kyle Miller, College of Design Co-Host Possible Mediums Conference

The Possible Mediums Conference, which took place at The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture from February 7th - 10th, 2013, brought together 18 designers, 120 students (from the four co-host schools: The Ohio State University Knowlton School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, and University of Kentucky College of Design), and special guests John McMorrough and Jeffrey Kipnis, to participate in design workshops and… Continue »


CoD students participate in design competition

CoD students participate in design competition

The Beaux Arts Foundation recently hosted a competition for current College of Design students to determine the full-scale installation to be a part of their annual Beaux Arts Ball. Current architecture and interior design students were invited to submit diagrams, images, renders, and models of a proposed large-scale installation for the foundation's upcoming Beaux Arts Ball. Four designs were chosen to be built for the event, chosen by popular vote.    Above are images of student work from the competition.… Continue »


UK/CoD students return from design studio in Florence

UK/CoD students return from design studio in Florence

Two UK/CoD students spent the Fall 2012 semester in Florence, Italy. Sam Forman and Shannon Ruhl spent five months studying classic and contemporary architecture and traveling to more than twenty European cities in a course titled "Reading Cities".  The students participated in an urban design studio to reimagine the urban plan of Florence. They focused on redesigning of three piazzas that are visited by more than five million tourists annually.     This design studio is a partnership with Kent… Continue »


Design Adds Value to the Commons Symposium

Design Adds Value to the Commons Symposium

The College of Design hosted five internationally renowned landscape architect teams in a symposium to discuss the merits of good design in an urban environment. Mark Johnson of Civitas, Shane Coen of Coen+Partners, Petra Blaisse of Inside Outside, Julien de Smedt & Diana Balmori of JDS Architects/Balmori Associates and Kate Orff of Scape addressed a crowd of over two hundred students, faculty, city officials, industry professionals and members of the public at the Lexington Children's Theatre. Dean Michael Speaks moderated… Continue »


ID students exhibit design proposals

ID students exhibit design proposals

The third-year students in the School of Interior Design hosted an exhibition of their proposed designs for an arts center and performance venue in Harlan County at Awesome, Inc. in Lexington, KY. The exhibition featured the proposals for the conversion of an abandoned furniture store into an art and community center.  The center will include a performance space, gallery, coffee shop, three studio classrooms, as well as an apartment for visiting artists.  The students also provided designs for a series… Continue »


Fall 2012 Final Reviews

Fall 2012 Final Reviews

UK/CoD faculty and students wrapped up the Fall 2012 semester with final reviews of their studio projects. Architecture and Interior Design students participated in final review sessions over the course of the week, and garnered feedback from their instructors, classmates, other faculty members, and invited industry professionals.    These projects included:   Kyle Miller's second year undergraduate design studio, which focused on developing formal-spatial relationships through investigating form making techniques and massing strategies. Each student worked independently to design a… Continue »


UK/CoD hosts charrette on Lexington’s Distillery District

UK/CoD hosts charrette on Lexington’s Distillery District

UK/CoD architecture students presented their urban planning approaches and building designs for Lexington’s Distillery District with Kentucky and Ohio architects and faculty. The third-year design students in Professor Gregory Luhan’s Fall 2012 studio are examining the rubrics of Authenticity and Permanence as a means to “Get-Centered” and to develop an AIA-KY Center for Architecture. Using their pre-design techniques to re-imagine the context and to design a repository for Kentucky's design research enterprise and an incubator for emerging practitioners, students were… Continue »


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