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Message from the Interim Dean and Program Directors

Message from the Interim Dean and Program Directors

Welcome to the University of Kentucky College of Design where excellence is celebrated! Comprised of the School of Architecture, School of Interiors, and Department of Historic Preservation, the CoD has received a national reputation for excellence through the commitment of its faculty and the spirit, talent, and dedication of its students. We are distinguished as a community where students are encouraged to exchange ideas and explore the interdisciplinary connections that exist among the various practices of design.
 
By partnering with manufacturers, energy providers, and researchers, the college is not only increasing the intellectual capital of Kentucky, but also applying design thinking to global challenges. Through this approach, the college educates, trains and prepares students for leading roles in an innovation-driven economy.  You will find our graduates in positions with leading firms, corporations, and public service.
 
I encourage you to explore our website to find out about our programs and to discover the excitement at the CoD.  Please consider making a campus visit to attend one of our Open Houses (link) or to schedule a tour of our facilities and a studio visit (email address link). We look forward to seeing you in blue!
 
Regards,
Ann Whiteside-Dickson
Interim Dean
 
 
The School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky College of Design is the only NAAB-accredited architecture program in Kentucky. Our top-rated faculty, internationally renowned studio projects, and state-of-the-art facilities provide our students with the necessary skills to compete and excel in a global design market. 
 
We look forward to welcoming our future designers to the UK/CoD/SoA.
 
David Biagi
Director
School of Architecture
 
 
As the premier interior design program in the state of Kentucky, the School of Interiors inspires great talent by connecting its graduates to professional practice, design leadership, and community engagement opportunities.  An education from the School of Interiors prepares future designers for private practice, careers in public service, or post-professional education in design or allied fields. 
 
With a studio-based curriculum, students in both the undergraduate and graduate programs learn about design processes and products to help support human needs in a variety of spaces. Recognizing that nearly all aspects of human life happen in interior space, the School of Interiors emphasizes the sense of place, the human experience, and the quality of life directly impacted and informed by the interior.
 
Patrick Lee Lucas
Director
School of Interiors
 
 
This is a time of growth for the Department of Historic Preservation. The rich history of the Commonwealth provides our students with ample occasions to hone their preservation skills in the field. With expanded teaching, assistantship, and research opportunities, the Historic Preservation program continues to attract the best and brightest students and faculty.
 
Allison Carll-White
Chair
Department of Historic Preservation