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UK/CoD students return from design studio in Delft

UK/CoD students return from design studio in Delft

Students from the UK College of Design completed an eight-week research studio in the city of Delft in the Netherlands. Working with public administration students from Leiden University, UK/CoD students researched potential interventions for the municipality of Delft. To gain a position as a "Knowledge City", Delft schools and universities must improve student retention rates and increase the percentage of well-educated students. Students also had the opportunity to visit Germany, Brussels, Belgium, and France and tour some of the most… Continue »


UK College of Design Announces School of Interiors

UK College of Design Announces School of Interiors

The University of Kentucky School of Interior Design, located within the UK College of Design, is rebranding as the UK School of Interiors: Planning/Strategy/Design. The change was officially approved at the university's most recent Board of Trustees meeting.   The name change reflects the dynamic nature of interior planning, and communicates the expertise of the professional degree. The field of study is no longer limited to the concept of interior design, but encompasses community outreach, sustainability, and environmental and workplace… Continue »


UK/CoD and LPL sponsor Makerspace Workshop

UK/CoD and LPL sponsor Makerspace Workshop

The College of Design collaborated with the Lexington Public Library to host a design workshop for teens and adults. Over the course of four days, participants were introduced to drawing, model building, and digital prototyping.   UK/CoD instructor Michael Mead led lectures and demonstrations that culminated in hands-on exercises in CNC milling, laser cutting, and 3D printing in the College's fabrication workshop.   "I thought it was a great opportunity to expose people to some of the things we do… Continue »


UK/CoD students complete design studio in Brazil

UK/CoD students complete design studio in Brazil

Students from the College of Design just returned from the remote village of Igarai, Brazil where they spent two weeks living and working on an organic sustainable coffee farm. In addition to working in the village, students spent a week in Sao Paolo, Brazil's largest city, studying the architecture present in the city.   School of Interiors instructor Rebekah Ison and nine interior design and architecture students studied the strategic space planning of sustainable industries and also developed design interventions… Continue »


UK/CoD hosts fourth annual End of Year Show

UK/CoD hosts fourth annual End of Year Show

The University of Kentucky College of Design closed the 2012-2013 academic year with the annual End of Year Show at Lexington's Land of Tomorrow Gallery. Architecture, Interior Design, and Historic Preservation students displayed the products of the year's research for family and friends over graduation weekend. The studios on display included: The Taipei Office Studio The Performa Studio The Harlan Studio The Form and Phenomena Studio The Retail Design Studio The Lexington Distillery District Studio View more photos of the… Continue »


Spring 2013 Final Reviews

Spring 2013 Final Reviews

The College of Design wrapped up the 2012-2013 academic year with a series of final reviews featuring the culmination of the year's research. Below is a short description of four studios, which are featured in the slideshow above, along with many other exemplary projects: Professor Mike McKay's PERFORMA, an intensive research and fabrication studio. Professor McKay’s research work involves the investigation of formal systems and design strategies that create multi-performative material systems utilizing optimization, aggregation and efficiency. Simple units and… Continue »


Jose Oubrerie presents career retrospective lecture

Jose Oubrerie presents career retrospective lecture

  Jose Oubrerie, renowned architect and former Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Architecture (now College of Design), returned to Lexington to present a lecture to UK/CoD students and faculty at the Downtown Arts Center.   Oubrerie's multimedia lecture covered his extensive career in architecture, and his apprenticeship under French architect Le Corbusier, who is considered "the father of modern architecture."  Oubrerie spoke at length about his design of the Miler House, one of Lexington's most notable structures.… Continue »


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 »


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