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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 »


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 »


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