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Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion of First HBEER Home

Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion of First HBEER Home

By Whitney Hale, Carla Blanton A ribbon cutting was held for the first prototype from the University of Kentucky's Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences (HBEER) initiative with local, state and federal dignitaries on January 27 in an established residential area near downtown Monticello, Ky. HBEER is a partnership between the UK College of Design, the Center for Applied Energy Research at UK, the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC) and the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC). The multi-year project was initiated in… Continue »


Elodie Nourrigat, founder of N+B Architects, is teaching the Louisville Water Company Studio

Elodie Nourrigat, founder of N+B Architects, is teaching the Louisville Water Company Studio

Elodie Nourrigat, founder of N+B Architects, has moved from her home in Montpellier, France to live in Lexington and teach the Spring 2012 Louisville Water Company Studio. The Louisville Water Company Studio will develop proposals for a new Water Education Center and Museum for the Louisville Water Company on their historic water tower property on Zorn Avenue. The water company hopes to use these new facilities to share its history and provide information about the relation of water to energy,… Continue »


Historic Preservation Studio Proposes Art Trail for Northern Kentucky

Historic Preservation Studio Proposes Art Trail for Northern Kentucky

Students at the University of Kentucky Historic Preservation Program unveiled plans for the "Northern Kentucky Historic Art Spaces Trail" earlier this week at Circus Mojo, a clown school housed in a historic former theater in Ludlow, Ky. Under the direction of Douglas Appler, the Helen Edwards Abell Endowed Chair in Historic Preservation, the studio identified several historic buildings being used as art spaces in several cities along the Ohio River and developed a trail of the sites to help encourage… Continue »


Fall 2011 Final Reviews

Fall 2011 Final Reviews

After many hectic hours and sleepless nights UK/CoD students presented their work to faculty, peers, and guest jurors for their final reviews. A number of the studios presented work that is having a tremendous impact on communities in Kentucky and around the world, including: Michael McKay's JAPAN STudio responded to the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that inundated the northeastern coast of Japan. To assist with rebuilding efforts the studio proposed a temporary resource center / info box on two specific… Continue »


Retirement Celebration raises funds for the Terry Rothgeb Scholarship Endowment

Retirement Celebration raises funds for the Terry Rothgeb Scholarship Endowment

Friends, colleagues, faculty, and students celebrated Terry Rothgeb's career, life and retirement at a dinner on Friday, December 2 at the University of Kentucky Hilary J. Boone Center.  During the dinner several guest speakers reminisced about Terry's career, teaching style, and his incredible ability to remember details about their studio, classmates, and what they were wearing the first time he met them. Students shared stories about his provocative teaching style, and how would never provide them with a direct answer… Continue »


Interior Design instructor Rebekah Ison led her Senior Design Studio on a trip to Chicago

Interior Design instructor Rebekah Ison led her Senior Design Studio on a trip to Chicago

Interior Design instructor Rebekah Ison led her Senior Design Studio on a trip to Chicago. Students connected with the location of their project site, conducted precedent studies, sketches and behavioral studies for a restaurant design. The students engaged with city on multiple levels. Some of the activities during the trip included: An introductory architectural riverboat tour. Neighborhood and site visits to Fulton Market. An office visit with Studio Gang. Visual communication and branding studies - a behind the scenes visit… Continue »


The School of Interior Design has hired three new faculty members

The School of Interior Design has hired three new faculty members

The College of Design’s School of Interior Design has hired three new faculty members who have expertise in corporate, private and academic design issues. Lindsey Guinther is a nationally certified interior designer (NCIDQ) with seven years experience in both commercial and residential design. She received her Master’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati with a research focus on cohousing and community planning. Guinther also attended the University of Kentucky where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in… Continue »


Assistant professor, Angie Co’s installation for the Festival of Lively Architecture

Assistant professor, Angie Co’s installation for the Festival of Lively Architecture

Assistant professor, Angie Co, installed "Floats" within the private courtyards of seventeenth century mansions in Montpellier, France for the sixth edition of the Festival of Lively Architecture. The Festival of Lively Architecture celebrates the work of a new, ‘lively’ generation of architects, within the forgotten eras and spaces of Montpellier. Each year ten young architects and a university are invited to design an installation in a private courtyard. This year the invited architects were asked to use the theme, "Encounter."… Continue »


The Rome Prize in Architecture has been awarded to Instructor Angie Co and Alumnus Lonn Combs

The Rome Prize in Architecture has been awarded to Instructor Angie Co and Alumnus Lonn Combs

The American Academy in Rome has awarded University of Kentucky College of Design architecture instructor, Angela Co, with the prestigious Rome Prize. Co is one of two recipients to receive the Rome Prize in architecture this year. The other recipient of the Rome Prize in architecture is an alumnus of the College of Design, Lonn Combs ’92. The Rome Prize is presented annually by the American Academy in Rome to approximately 30 individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence… Continue »


New Faculty Exhibition Fall 2010

New Faculty Exhibition Fall 2010

Shaped by the twin forces of economic globalization and technological transformation, contemporary architecture and design practice is today more homogeneous and yet more varied than ever. Today architects and designers all know and use many of the same computer software and digital tools—from Photoshop and Autocad to Maya and Grasshopper, from CNC to 3d printing. They read and contribute to many of the same magazines, websites, blogs and social networking sites. They travel on the same aircraft via the same… Continue »


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