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UK/CoD hosts charrette on Lexington’s Distillery District

November 19, 2012   |  

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 able to lead the architects through the schematic designs for their project. Using an immersive brainstorming session as a departure point, students received critical feedback from area professionals much like they would within a design office setting. This synergistic exchange allowed students to engage in a formative and insightful dialogue with the architects as a mechanism to advance their ideas, and to identify any areas that might be development in the weeks before final review.
 
The jurors and charrette participants were:
 
Adam Wiseman, Pohl Rosa Pohl Architects
Jared Altobello, Ricci Greene Associates
Ben Simmons, EOP Architects
Eric Zabilka, AIA, OMNI Architects
Patricia Kucker, AIA; Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture University of Cincinnati
Terry Boling, Architect and Professor of Architecture University of Cincinnati
Martin Summers, Assistant Professor UK College of Design School of Architecture
Michael Jacobs, AIA, OMNI Architects
Gregory Luhan, AIA, Associate Dean for Research, UK College of Design School of Architecture