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UK/CoD studios on display in the 5th IABR at the Netherlands Architecture Institute

UK/CoD studios on display in the 5th IABR at the Netherlands Architecture Institute

The University of Kentucky College of Design recently unveiled their entry in the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam at the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam. This iteration of the bi-annual international exhibition focused on the efforts surrounding “making city,” a term used as the underlying theme of the exhibition. As IABR Chief Curator George Brugmans states, “We are convinced that lasting solutions must be sought using socially motivated, broadly supported agenda for the city…If making city is the task at… Continue »


Students prepare for an international exhibition in the Netherlands

Students prepare for an international exhibition in the Netherlands

University of Kentucky College of Design (UK/CoD) architecture students have been preparing their work for exhibition in the prestigious 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR), April thru August 2012. This year’s Biennale, titled “Making City,” addresses the future of cities: “In just a few decades cities will contain 80% of the world’s population, 90% of global economic wealth and cover less than 3% of the earth’s surface. Given this trend, cities must rethink the way they govern, plan and design.”… Continue »


The Lexington community attended the 6th Annual HP Symposium, “New Voices, Current Needs”

The Lexington community attended the 6th Annual HP Symposium, “New Voices, Current Needs”

Students, historic preservation professionals, and the Lexington community attended the sixth annual historic preservation symposium, "New Voices, Current Needs," on March 1 and 2, at the Lexington History Museum. The symposium explored how historic preservation can address the needs of underserved communities, and help correct modern and historical injustices. Tom Eblen, reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, described the event: "The discussion was fascinating, because it went well beyond professional and academic concerns. It dealt with broad social and psychological questions that… Continue »


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 »


Aaron Betsky will give a series of public lectures about contemporary architecture and theory

Aaron Betsky will give a series of public lectures about contemporary architecture and theory

Aaron Betsky, Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, will give a series of six public lectures titled, “Where We Are Now,” that will explore current issues in contemporary architecture. Betsky describes the series: “The diversity of what we call architecture today is astonishing. From barely viable blobs to piles of sticks in the woods, and from instant cities to pop up stores, architecture encompasses an amazing range of scales, techniques, degrees of reality, and styles. These lectures will look at… Continue »


Students in the Delft Studio developed entries for the International Concrete Design Competition

Students in the Delft Studio developed entries for the International Concrete Design Competition

Students in the Fall '11 Deflt Travel Studio developed competition entries for the 5th International Concrete Design Competition for Students, a bi-annual competition that promotes innovative uses for concrete. Two students from the competition will be selected and invited, along with laureates from five European partners, to participate in a workshop in Rotterdam in late August 2012. During the studio students explored the properties of ultra high performance concretes (UHPC) and developed several innovative applications for its use, including: UHPC… 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 »


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