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The College of Design Helps Create 9/11 Memorial

The College of Design Helps Create 9/11 Memorial

By Whitney Hale Ten years ago, the lives of Americans were forever changed as the nation came under attack. During the September 11 weekend people across the United States took a moment to remember those lost on 9/11. Among those coming together in memory of the fallen, was a group from the University of Kentucky College of Design who helped design a monument honoring those lost on that awful day in American history. St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky was… Continue »


UK/CoD is the first U.S. entry in the International Concrete Design Competition for Students

UK/CoD is the first U.S. entry in the International Concrete Design Competition for Students

The UK/CoD is planning a travel studio in Rotterdam, Netherlands this fall. The studio will be organized around the 5th International Concrete Design Competition for Students, a bi-annual competition that promotes innovative uses for concrete. This year’s competition theme is “Energy,” and the competition will focus on concrete and its potential for design applications that reduce energy consumption. Each student in the travel studio will produce a competition entry for their final project . Two winners from the studio will be selected… Continue »


Students Helping Honduras Photography Exhibit

Students Helping Honduras Photography Exhibit

Students Helping Honduras Photography Exhibit Reception - Saturday, 16 April / 6 - 10pm Land of Tomorrow (LOT) Gallery / 527 E. 3rd St. Lexington Over spring break, eleven University of Kentucky students (see below) traveled to El Progreso, Honduras as part of the Students Helping Honduras (SSH) UK chapter, a national non-profit. SHH's mission is to build a movement of young leaders to empower orphaned and vulnerable children in Honduras. Upon arrival, the group met with student chapters from NYU and… Continue »


Josh Taron’s “Phlebotomic Formations” Installation

Josh Taron’s “Phlebotomic Formations” Installation

The University of Kentucky College of Design, in coordination with Land of Tomorrow (LOT) and the University of Calgary's Faculty of Environmental Design, hosted architect Josh Taron, known for his work melding biological concepts with design through computer technology. During his stay, Taron held a five-day workshop "Particle Protocols," gave a public lecture and exhibited "Accumulations" with Joelle Schultz, which featured student work from UK/CoD created during the workshop. Taron is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of… Continue »


HBEER: Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences Project

HBEER: Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences Project

Houseboat to Energy Efficient Housing (HBEER), a joint College of Design-Center for Applied Energy Research project led by Michael Speaks in the College of Design and Rodney Andrews in CAER, and significantly involving large numbers of architecture graduate students, will address two important concerns; low-cost housing and energy efficiency. This initiative will design and develop concepts, prototypes, and manufactured housing units that are highly energy-efficient and cost under $100,000. Ultimately, it is hoped that these units will supplant existing energy… Continue »


Brown-Forman Chair in Urban Design 2008-2009

Brown-Forman Chair in Urban Design 2008-2009

During this past academic year, the College of Design at the University of Kentucky conducted a year-long research and design study of the Shippingport area in Louisville. The Shippingport area, located just west of downtown Louisville, has significant waterfront and extensive infrastructure and enormous potential for future development. Development has been limited, however, because the entire area is cut off from the rest of the city by the freeway. In fall 2008, students analyzed and made strategic design proposals for… Continue »


The River Cities Project: Henderson, KY

The River Cities Project: Henderson, KY

The "River Cities Project" is an extension and expansion of "The Henderson Project," which began in June 2007 when students from the University of Kentucky College of Design and the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles traveled to Henderson for a five-day design workshop. The workshop was organized to speculate on Henderson's future development, especially in light of changing economic and demographic conditions. In designs presented to the community, including a number of compelling proposals for the Henderson… Continue »


Solar Decathlon Competition: The UK S•KY Blue Team

Solar Decathlon Competition: The UK S•KY Blue Team

In January 2008, the University of Kentucky was one of 20 university-led teams from around the world selected to compete in the United States Department of Energy (DOE) 2009 Solar Decathlon. This was the fourth time the impressive Solar Decathlon has been held and the first time UK has applied to participate. The 20 teams chosen to compete were asked to create and send an 800-square-foot or less solar-powered house, built by students on their home campus, to the National… Continue »