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Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificates

Graduate certificates in Historic Preservation are now available in four areas:

  • Preservation and Design
  • Preservation and Economic Development
  • Preservation and Planning
  • Rural Preservation

The certificates require 12 credit hours. Contact Dr. Allison Carll-White for more information.

General Scholarships

General Scholarships

All current undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Designare considered for merit and financial aid based scholarships if they apply through the College of Design General Scholarship Awards consideration process. Some scholarships, such as the College Education Abroad Awards and the Zolondek Travel Enhancement Scholarship, require additional applications and/or materials to be submitted in order for your application to be considered for an award to apply to education-related travel. Please be sure you have read each scholarship description to which you are applying and submit the proper materials.

Requirements for Award Recipients
If you receive a scholarship, you will be asked to complete certain reasonable requirements as an award recipient. These range from maintaining a specified GPA to writing a thank you note to the donor of your scholarship. By submitting a scholarship application, you agree to undertake the requirements of the award you receive.

Duration of Scholarship
All scholarships awards conferred by the College of Design are given to students within the College. Scholarships or funding awards are not transferrable to other colleges or universities. College of Design scholarships are awarded for one academic year, in two equal amounts, for the fall and spring semesters. Students must re-apply for general scholarships in the spring semester of each academic year.

Application Process
To be considered for general scholarships, eligible applicants must complete each field of the general scholarship application form before submitting the form. The completed scholarship application form must be submitted before 12:00 p.m. on March 1, 2014 to be eligible for consideration.

Each application will be reviewed by the College Scholarship Committee. The committee will decide if a scholarship will be awarded and if so, the amount of the award. Recipients will be notified of the award offer in April. Click here to apply for the College of Design General Scholarship Award.

Important Dates
FEBRUARY 1 College of Design General Scholarship Award Application Considerations is open.
(Students will receive an email will be sent to the College of Design listserv inviting all students to apply for scholarship consideration through, an online form linked above.)

MARCH 1 College of Design General Scholarship Award Application Considerations is closed.

MAY 1 Scholarship recipients will be awarded at the End of Year Show/Convocation.

Full List of Scholarships

Full List of Scholarships

There are several scholarships available to College of Design students. The scholarship awards can range from $250.00 - $9,000.00.

College-wide scholarships

College of Design Student Enhancement Fund
 

Architecture Endowed Scholarships

Douglas Abbott Memorial Scholarship in Architecture

ArchVision Endowed Scholarship

Clyde Reynolds Carpenter Fund for Academic Excellence

Norman Chrisman Endowed Scholarship

College of Architecture Scholarship Endowment

College of Architecture Travel Scholarship

EFCO Corporation Scholarship Endowment

Susan Gallagher Scholarship

Vito Anthony Girone Scholarship

Ken Greene Architecture Scholarship

G. Anthony Johnston Scholarship

Richard N. Monohan, Jr. Research Fellowships

James Pinholster Architecture Scholarship

Gregory Paul Schrodt Memorial Endowment

Harry B. Sipple, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

L. Wayne Tune Endowed Scholarship
 

Architecture Scholarships

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Kentucky Society of Architects Scholarship

Architecture Scholars Scholarship

K. Norman Berry Scholarship in Architecture

Jennifer Bertosa Memorial Scholarship

Beaux Arts Scholarship

Construction Specifications Institute Award

de Leon & Primmer Scholarship in Architecture

Stephen Deger Memorial Scholarship for First Year Architecture Students

EOP Scholarship Fund

Tom & Elizabeth Fielder Scholarship in Architecture

Thomas D. Martin Scholarship in Architecture

Pence Hall Five Scholarship

Janet Pike Scholarship in Architecture

Ross Tarrant Architects Scholarship for Sustainable Design

School of Architecture General Scholarship

Scott Veazey Architectural Leader Scholarship
 

Interiors Endowed Scholarships

Bobbie Jean and Richard Alloo Endowed Scholarship in Interior Design

Edward A. Cave III Scholarship in Interior Design

Interior Design Endowed Scholarship

Terry D. Rothgeb Endowed Scholarship in Interior Design
 

Interiors Scholarships

Beaux Arts Scholarship

EOP Scholarship Fund

Interior Design General Scholarship
 

Historic Preservation Scholarships

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Fund in Historic Preservation

Due to donor requests not all scholarships are listed.

Education Abroad Awards

Education Abroad Awards

For students attending a College of Design sponsored education abroad program, supplemental awards may be made at the departmental level. These awards provide supplemental funds for travel and are not designed to cover the entire cost of travel. Instead, the awards offset a recipient’s travel expenses; as such, these awards may solely be applied to the cost of the required travel and cannot be used for cancellations or other like fees.

Please inquire with the faculty-member of record for the education abroad experience in your department for more details about department-specific College Education Abroad Awards.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Submit entries to Rebecca Tucker at rebecca.tucker@uky.edu.

Faculty Excellence Award

Faculty Excellence Award

The College of Design values faculty who achieve excellence in research, teaching, and service.  Yearly, the Dean of the College recognizes one faculty member for research/creative scholarship, teaching, and service.  The awards recognize an exemplary year/moment for a faculty member or the larger body of work in any area developed over a career.  
 
Faculty, the units, students, alumni, and the general public may submit nominations in any area.  The Dean names a three-person ad hoc committee to review materials submitted by the nominees and to make recommendations for recipients.  The College recognizes recipients at an awards ceremony each spring.  

Deadline for nominations is January 31, 2014.
 
Building on a Strong Foundation - 3rd Annual Preservation South Conference

Building on a Strong Foundation - 3rd Annual Preservation South Conference

The University of Kentucky Historic Preservation Graduate Organization is honored to be hosting the 3rd Annual Preservation South Conference. Preservation South is a student-run conference created to give historic preservation students and students in related fields an opportunity to present and learn from the research of their peers. 

Building on a Strong Foundation: 3rd Annual Preservation South Conference
February 28 - March 2, 2014
Pence Hall
University of Kentucky College of Design

All events are free to attend unless otherwise noted.

Friday, February 28

Friday, February 28
4:30-5:30 pm - Speaker - Jean Carroon, author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings
6:30 pm Dinner at the Hilary J. Boone Center, University of Kentucky*
 
After Dinner - Keynote speaker - Craig Potts, Executive Director of the Kentucky Heritage Council and State Historic Preservation OfficerSaturday,
 
March 1
9:00 am - noon - Presentations from students
12:30 - 2:00 pm - Break for lunch (box lunches included in conference registration)
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Presentations from students

Sunday, March 2
Optional walking tours in the morning and afternoon

*Dinner is not included in the conference registration. Cost to attend the dinner is $25. 

Official registration for the Third Annual Preservation South Conference at the University of Kentucky has ended. If you have any inquiries regarding late registration, please email Alex Wise at awise35@gmail.com.

Questions? Contact Alex Wise at ajwise2@g.uky.edu.

Click here for hotel and Lexington visitor information.

 
Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

Distinguished Alumnus/a Award

The College of Design Distinguished Alumnus/a Award – the highest honor conferred upon a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Design – recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to society and whose career and accomplishment have brought distinction to his or her profession, local community and the College of Design. 
 
By bestowing this award, the College of Design honors the recipient and further illustrates the value of the academic programs, student involvement at the College, and the pride all former students, current students, staff and faculty have for its programs. The award program recognizes men and women who demonstrate the impact and experience of design to the people of Kentucky, the nation, and the world.
 
Presented annually to an alumnus/a of the University of Kentucky College of Design in recognition of outstanding achievement, the Distinguished Alumnus/ae Award recognizes a graduate who has demonstrated creativity, innovation, leadership, and vision through his or her professional, societal, academic, or artistic contributions, or other areas appropriate for recognition, including service to the University of Kentucky. These contributions may be local, national, or international. Achievements and impact need not span a long career, but should demonstrate the potential to have a lasting effect on the broader community. 

Deadline for nominations is January 31, 2014.
 
Thailand

Thailand

What does it mean to observe? What is the relationship between seeing and knowing? Utilizing the practice of cross-cultural observation, students of this program will examine the social, cultural, historical, and political contexts that frame the diverse landscapes of Thailand and Cambodia. UK students will travel to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Phang Nga Bay, Thailand as well as Angor Wat, Cambodia to investigate the influence of intercultural exchanges and experiences on perception. This program will provide a foundation for examining and documenting the ways in which cultures differ from place to place and the complex factors that impact living in a variety of geographic regions. Additionally, students will engage in an alternate educational model focusing on experiential learning, personal development, group peer learning, and consensus decision- making.

Click the link below for program information and applications.

Key Dates

  • September 16 - Second information meeting | 5pm | Pence 207
  • October 1 - UK Education Abroad and UK/CoD Scholarship Deadline
  • October 4 - Third information meeting | 5pm | Pence 207
  • October 18 - Fourth information meeting | 5pm | Pence 207
  • November 1 - Application Deadline (Rolling Admissions)
  • December 11 - Pre-departure class meeting

Download program information here.

Apply for the program here.

Download UK/CoD scholarship application here.

Click here for UK Education Abroad scholarship information.

Open Houses

Open Houses

We welcome prospective students and their families to visit UK/CoD during our Open House events. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet faculty, sit in on studios and lectures, and tour facilities.

Click below for more information about upcoming Open Houses.

School of Architecture

Undergraduate Open House - October 11

Graduate Open House - November 22

School of Interiors

Undergraduate Open House - October 18

Undergraduate Open House - November 15

Department of Historic Preservation

Graduate Open House - November 8

University of Kentucky Preview Nights

At our “see blue.” Preview Night, we bring UK to you. Learn more about admissions, financial aid, scholarships, housing and the wide array of majors and degree programs that UK has to offer. Plus, meet UK representatives and current students from your area.

Click here for the Preview Night schedule.

Professional Experience Programs

Professional Experience Programs

Architecture and Interiors students have the opportunity to work at design firms over spring break. These programs place students in firms for 1-2 weeks to garner professional experience, develop professional networks, and to contribute to the firms' projects.
 
The program has offered students the opportunity to utilize their educational experience to engage in a variety of collaborative, design-related assignments including executing research, attending staff or client meetings, making site visits, producing drawings and models, and/or selecting materials and products.
 
Participating architecture firms (selected list):
  • OMA, New York
  • Studio Gang, Chicago
  • HWKN, New York
  • Bernard Tschumi, New York
  • Olson Kundig, Seattle
  • Urban Lab, Chicago
  • SO-IL, New York
  • Barkow Leibinger, Berlin
  • NMDA, Los Angeles
  • Brooks + Scarpa, Los Angeles
  • Morphosis Architects, New York + Culver City
  • Snohetta, Oslo
  • Reiser + Umemeto, New York
  • IwamotoScott, San Francisco
  • PATTERNS, Los Angeles
Participating interiors firms (selected list):
  • Gresham Smith & Part., Nashville
  • Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, Chicago
  • Perkins + Will, Chicago + NYC
  • HOK, St. Louis
  • SHP Leading Design, Cincinnati
  • Haworth, NYC
  • PDR, Houston
  • EOP, Lexington
  • Haworth, DC
  • Gensler, Atlanta
  • GBBN, Cincinnati
  • Veenendaal Cave, Atlanta
  • Lehman-Smith + McLeish, DC
  • Heery International, Orlando
  • FRCH Worldwide Design, Cincinnati
 
Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in the University of Kentucky College of Design. If you would like to receive information about the School of Architecture, the School of Interiors, or the Department of Historic Preservation, please complete the form below, and a UK/CoD representative will contact you with program information.

Student Services

Student Services

The goal of the Office of Student Services in the College of Design is to help students plan their educational experience and help them achieve their career and life goals.

Office of Student Services also helps students meet changing needs; maintain up-to-date information on university requirements, academic policies, procedures, and deadlines; provide guidance for students interested in courses outside of the College; and facilitate the successful transition of prospective, continuing, and non-traditional students to the academic campus environment and to the College of Design.
Contact Student Services
 
859-257-7623
Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

The Graduate Program of the School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky College of Design evaluates student portfolios for breadth and variety of media, scale, and subject matter. Within the limitations given in the application, the portfolio should demonstrate ability in areas of architectural design and communication. The graduate admissions committee will evaluate portfolios for competence in architectural design, coherent demonstration of visual and spatial abilities expressed through a basic understanding of material and construction, drawing ability, and the use of color in two-dimensional and three-dimensional work. Portfolios should present visual acuity and graphic abilities through paintings, drawings, prints, graphic design, or architectural drawings. We recommend that applicants include freehand drawings from direct observation as well as a selection of plans, sections, and elevations.

 
Submit the application and the following items to the College of Design by January 15: 
 
1. Applicants must have a NAAB Accredited Professional Degree or equivalent (CAMBERA Accord for international student) to apply to the Architecture Graduate Program.
 
 
3.  Portfolio: See Graduate Portfolio Guidelines.
 
4. Three Letters of Recommendation: Letters are not required from graduates of the UK/CoD School of Architecture.
 
5. Personal Essay: The essay should explain your interest in architecture, and outline your reasons for applying to this program. Please limit your essay to 500 words.
 
6. One copy of your transcript(s): Please include transcripts for all previous graduate and undergraduate work. The transcripts do not need to be official.
 
Application deadline is January 15.
 
Architecture Undergraduate Admissions

Architecture Undergraduate Admissions

Applicants must accomplish these steps in order to be admitted into the College of Design's Bachelor of Arts in Architecture program.

Step 1. Apply to the University of Kentucky. Deadline is February 15.
 
 
Step 3. Upon receipt of this application form, the Architecture Admissions Packet with instructions for completion and a specific deadline will be e-mailed to the applicant.
This is the School of Architecture's selective admissions requirement, and serves as the primary means for being evaluated for admission into the School of Architecture. 
 
Complete and return the Architecture Admissions Packet to the College of Design by March 1 (postmarked). 
Program & Admissions

Program & Admissions

The graduate program in the School of Interior Design provides students with a Masters of Arts degree and post-professional research experiences that lead expertise in an area of specialization drawn from interdisciplinary knowledge. Filtered through the lens of interior design, this expertise will cultivate and expand the body of knowledge as demanded by the profession into new domains of practice.

Comprised of 30 semester hours, the program culminates with an option of a written thesis or a thesis design project coinciding with the graduate student's reseach focus. With these possibilities, the School of Interior Design ensures success by providing a foundation of values geared toward both research and design, including: research and analysis, critical thinking, application of evidence-based design, the design process, along with a focus on the quality of human experiences in the designed environment.

Admittance in the program is limited to individuals with a professional undergraduate degree in interior design, architecture, or a related professional design degree. As part of the College of Design, graduate students have access to courses within architecture and historic preservation, in addition to other courses within the broader university to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. Areas of studies that are supported by faculty research within the School of Interior Design include: workplace strategies, evidence-based design, design and community interventions, sustainable design related to lighting and materiality, design history and culture, and experience design.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), employment of interior designers is expected to increase by 19% between the years 2010-2020. As the market grows, so too will job competition and a Masters of Arts degree in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky can support a designer's ability to understand and conduct research, analyze, think critically, and apply evidence-based design work through the design process.

Click here for the Admissions process.

Graduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

The graduate program in interior design leads to a post-professional Masters of Arts in Interior Design. A combination of course work, independent study, and research experience is available to provide students with a program of study designed to meet each student's career interests.

To apply to the Masters of Arts in Interior Design, you must:

  • Apply and be accepted to the University of Kentucky. Download the application here.
  • Apply and be accepted to the School of Interior Design. Download the application here.
  • Have been granted a baccalaureate degree by an accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (2.75-3.0 will be considered in relation to other credentials).
  • Have take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • For non-English speaking students, a TOEFL score of 550 or above is required (or a score of 213 on the computer version of the TOEFL).
Undergraduate

Undergraduate

The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design is obtained on completion of a four-year curriculum. This degree permits pursuit of professional registration as an Interior Designer and is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

Interior Design Admissions Process

Candidates will be admitted based on demonstrated potential for academic achievement at the freshman level as indicated by high school grade-point average, ACT/SAT scores, and the required essay.

Download the application here.  Please note, we are operating a rolling admissions basis.

Find out more about undergraduate studies in interior design and apply today: 859.257.7623

Interiors

Interiors

Thank you for interest in the School of Interiors: Planning/Strategy/Design.  Please use the links below for undergraduate and graduate admissions information.

Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Development

Development

Despite these difficult economic times, the College of Design has been able to garner a signifcant amount of support from dedicated alumni and friends, enhancing opportunities for faculty and students.

Chief among these achievements was the awarding of over 40 scholarships in the College for the upcoming academic year with funds raised in the College of Design Enhancement Fund and our various endowments. While not all scholarships are high in dollar amount, they allow students to offset the costs that are associated with attending college. In essence, every little bit helps.

We want to thank those who contributed to the College's scholarships this past fiscal year and ask that those who did not consider making a gift, however small, towards the College's enhancement fund.

Support from dedicated donors and constituents will serve as major differentiator as the College continues to move forward.

Alumni News

Alumni News

'78 Alumnus Wayne Braun's firm, PDR, receives LEED CI Platinum Certification

UK/CoD School of Interior Design '78 alumnus Wayne Braun's firm, Planning Design Research (PDR), as become the first Houston workplace to earn the prestigious LEED CI (Commercial Interior Design and Construction) Platninum certfification, the U.S. Green Building Council program's highest classification.

'79 Alumna Elected to Alumni Board

Lu Ann Holmes, '79 was elected to the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors as a College of Design representative.  Her term began July 1, 2012, and will continue through June 30, 2013.

Weber Brothers featured in Alumni Magazine

Donny Weber, '73, and Tom Weber, '78, were featured in the September 2011 issue of Alumni Magazine.  The brothers founded the Weber Group in 1983, which specializes in creating unique concepts for the world of design, construction and specialty fabrication services.

Alumni and River Cities Project featured in Alumni Magazine

The Kentucky Magazine featured three UK/CoD alumni, Mark Bethel, Tim Skinner, and Martin Summers, all of whom were involved in the College's  Henderson Project, part of the River Cities Project.

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky, the Director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, gave a series of six public lectures entitled "Where Are We Now?" Over the course of four months, Betsky explored current issues in contemporary architecture. All lectures are available online here.

Jianfei Zhu

UK/CoD and the Confucious Center are hosting a lecture and discussion by Jianfei Zhu titled "Scale and Statehood: a Different Modernity", which explored the scale of urbanization in China and how it might develop into a different kind of modernity. His lecture is available online here.

UK/CoD hosted many other speakers over the course of the academic year. Click on the names below to view their lectures online.

Clark Thenhaus

Brennen Buck

Adam Fure

Christian Unverzagt

Greg Romine

Mark O' Bryan

Keely Colcleugh

Alex Deutschman

Ronald Jones, Ph.D

James Crump, Ph.D

Freek Persyn

Gregor Zimmerman

Faculty Awards & Accomplishments

Faculty Awards & Accomplishments

Terry Rothgeb Retires

In December 2011, Interior Design Professor Terry Rothgeb retired after 38 years with the College of Design.  Guest speakers, colleagues, and former students recanted his teaching career at a celebratory dinner for Rothgeb, which also served as a fundraising dinner for the Terry Rothgeb Scholarship Endowment.

Scroggin and Takebayashi win A'Design Awards

UK/CoD professors Jason Scroggins and Akari Takebayashi, co-founders of Design Office Takebayashi and Scroggins (D.O.T.S.) won three A'Design awards including a Platnium Award for their "Ten To Sen" project. This project included designs for park fixtures for Cherokee Square Park located in Guthrie, Kentucky.  They also received two additional awards for their Massimal sculptures.

UK/CoD Professors Exhibit in Couched Constructions

Assistant Professors Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacker are exhibiting an installation, "Networked Constructions" at the Herron School fo Art March 2-April 19.  The exhibit, "Couched Constructions", challenges the viewer's conventional ideas of the couch.  Filson and Rohrbacher's installation will include three pieces from their AtFab collection.

Nick Puckett Exhibitsin Kasian Gallery

Assistant Professor Nick Puckett is exhibiting his "Project Blackbox" at the Kasian Gallery at the University of Calgary.  Puckett describes his project: "Project BlackBox is addressing the issue of responsiveness at the building scale by creating smart surfaces that acutate without the use of electricity".

Wallis Miller Speaks at Rice University

Wallis Miller, the Charles Parker Graves Endowed Associate Proessor in Architecture gave a talk in the Rice School of Architecture's Spring 2011 Lecture Series, "More Judgement". Her lecture, entitled "Architecture Exhibitions and the Emergence of Modernism", explored the ways in which exhibitions played a central role in constructing a definition of Modern Architecture in Germany and beyond.

Events & Exhibitions

Events & Exhibitions

End of Year Show

The third annual End of Year Show took place on May 4, 2012 in Lexington's Land of Tomorrow Gallery.  Many projects from the college's studios were on display, including HBEER, The Paducah Project, and others. Click here to view the Facebook photo gallery.

PGDP at the Department of Energy's National Chairs Meeting

In April, the College's plan for the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant was presented at the Department of Energy's National Chairs Meeting.  This plan, produced in conjunction with the Kentucky Research Consortium on Energy and the UK Applied Energy Research, focuses on the closure, cleanup, and future use of the plant.

Light, Shadows, Patterns

Students in the School of Interior Design exhibited a new series of work entitled "Light, Shadow, and Pattern" in September.  They created a series of screens using variety of papers and fabrics altered with laser cutting technology.

Historic Preservation Recap

Historic Preservation Recap

Northern Kentucky Historic Art Spaces Trail

The Historic Perservation Department, in conjunction with the River Cities project, proposed plans for the "Northern Kentucky Historic Art Spaces Trail". The studio identified 47 historic buildings along the Ohio River that are currently being used as performance venues, art schools, and galleries.  The proposed trail, which connects the cities of Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue, and Fort Thomas, would bring attention to the bustling, yet oft overlooked art communities of northern Kentucky.  Students presented their work to the public at a presentation at Circus Mojo in Ludlow, Kentucky.

6th Annual Symposium on Historic Preservation

The Department of Historic Preservation hosted their 6th annual symposium entitled "New Voices, Current Needs".  Several speakers addressed issues such as how preservation can address the needs of underserved communities and help correct modern and historical injustices.

Interior Design Recap

Interior Design Recap

40+ Rethinking Design

2012 marked the 40th anniversary of the School of Interior Design.  The celebrate, the school hosted the "40+ Rethinking Design" symposium during the spring semester.  Over 150 attendees gathered to hear speakers such as Prataap Patros of Boston's Urban Design Department, Robin Guinther of Perkins + Will and Chris Collins, CEO and founder of Tiopdean Technologies to discuss the evolution of the fields of interior design.  Students were also invited to participate in a charrette focusing on the essentials of a thriving working, living, and learning environment at UK.

Terry Rothgeb Retires

In December 2011, Interior Design Professor Terry Rothgeb retired after 38 years with the College of Design.  Guest speakers, colleagues, and former students recanted the teaching career at a celebratory dinner for Rothgeb, which also served as a fundraiser for the Terry Rothgeb Scholarship Endowment.

ID Students Garner Awards at Project Runway

On Thursday, October 20 at the Henry Clay Beaux Arts Ballroom in downtown Louisville, the Louisville/Lexington City Center hosted "Project Runway", a nationwide annual event sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA).  In the competition, a firm or team of designers is paired with a manufacturer of interior finish materials, such as carpet, tile, wall coverings, etc.  Two teams  included students from UK/CoD School of Interior Design.  Both teams were presented with top awards.

Summer Students Travel to Brazil

Ten students from the School of Interior Design spent three weeks in Sao Paolo, Brazil.  They worked on an organic coffee plantation that is in the process of becoming a model for sustainable agriculture.  The students blogged about their travels on Tumblr.

Architecture Recap

Architecture Recap

IABR

The River Cities Project was chosen as a CounterSite at the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam at the Netherlands Architecture Institute.  Studios from Henderson and Paducah were featured alongside entries from all over the world in the event's "Making City" exhibition.  The Biennale gave the College and the Commonwealth an international platform from which to highlight the innovative ways design can impact the economic development of Kentucky's river cities.

Louisville Water Company

Elodie Nourrigat, founder of N+B Architects of Montpelier, France, served as the Brown-Forman Chair and led a studio this spring.  Students developed proposals to convert a historic water tower into the Water Education Center and Museum.  The spring studio was a continuation of a Fall 2011 workshop led by 51N4E founder Freek Persyn to develop the center as a catalyst for urban transformation.

HBEER

On January 27th, the UK Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences (HBEER) project reached a milestone with a ribbon cutting of the first prototype, which was placed on a foundation in Monticello, Kentucky.  Through a collaborative effort with the Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) and the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, this project addresses not only the need for affordable, energy efficient housing, but also recreates many jobs lost in Kentucky.

Summer Study Abroad

Students from the School of Architecture had the opportunity to study abroad in studios in the Netherlands and Berlin.  The students blogged about their experiences on Tumblr.

In the Netherlands, students had the opportunity to compete in the 5th Concrete Design Competition.

In Berlin, a group of students spent eight weeks studying the city's architecture and infrastructure. 

Alumni News

 

‘78 alumnus Wayne Braun’s firm, PDR, receives LEED CI Platinum certification
University of Kentucky School of Interior Design '78 alumnus Wayne Braun's firm, Planning Design Research (PDR), has become the first Houston workplace to earn the prestigious LEED CI (Commercial Interior Design and Construction) Platinum certification, the U.S. Green Building Council program’s highest classification.
 
’79 alumna elected to Alumni Board
Lu Ann Holmes was elected to the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors as a College of Design representative. Her term began July 1, 2012, and will continue through June 30, 2015.
 
Weber brothers featured in Alumni Magazine
Donny Weber, ’73 and Tom Weber, ’78 were featured in the September 2011 issue of Alumni Magazine.  The brothers founded the Weber Group in 1983, which specializes in creating unique concepts for the world of design, construction and specialty fabrication services. Click here to read the article.
 
Alumni and Rivers Cities Project featured in Alumni Magazine
The Kentucky Alumni Magazine featured three UK/CoD alumni, Mark Bethel, Tim Skinner, and Martin Summers who were involved in the University of Kentucky College of Design's 'Henderson Project', part of the College’s River Cities Project. Click here to read the article.
The Zolondek Travel Award

The Zolondek Travel Award

The Travel Enhancement Scholarship Awards are designed for committed students who are dedicated to exploring the cultural face of Europe. Third-year, fourth-year and graduate students in the College of Design can apply for a scholarship award. Interested students should review the scholarship challenge and submit a Proposal Application to be reviewed by the College of Design Scholarship Committee. The Travel Enhancement Scholarship Awards will be awarded to students whose proposal application demonstrates a rigorous commitment and intention to meeting the travel agenda of the award. Students do not need to be enrolled in a study abroad program to apply. Students who are already enrolled in a travel program in Europe may receive a supplemental award to offset the additional travel required to meet the challenge. Students who are interested in a stand-alone cultural quest may receive a more substantial award to get them to Europe and get them started. Click here to apply for the Travel Enhancement Scholarship Award.

Award Amounts and Rules of Use

Award amounts will be determined according to the spending distribution income generated from the endowed Travel Enhancement Fund in the College of Design but typicallyrange from $700 to $1500. The Travel Enhancement Scholarship Awards provide supplemental funds for travel and are not designed to cover the entire cost of travel. Instead, the awards offset a recipient’s travel expenses and enhance his or her education abroad experience. Recipients may use the scholarship awards solely for the required travel. Scholarship award funds cannot be used for cancellations or other like fees.

Requirements of the Scholarship Award Recipients

Students receiving the award will visit various significant cultural and design-relevant sites in several cities—some required in the scholarship challenge and some identified in the student’s Proposal Application. The itinerary is designed to be completed in 8-14 days. Within one month of completion of the trip, the student must submit a written and pictorial documentary report of the experience to the Dean of the College of Design. The documentary reports of all students who take the challenge will be archived in the College of Design Library.

Itinerary Choices

Students may elect one of the following two itinerary options.

Itinerary Option 1

  • Students who are selected must visit TWO of the cities or city groups listed below and the required sites listed therein. Each site is linked below.
  • At leastONE city selected must beLONDON, PARIS OR BERLIN.
  • Students mayNOT select a city or city group that is to be visited in their study or other Europe program as one of the two cities or city croups.
  • Students must also select cities or city groups located in countries OTHER THAN their program of study.

Itinerary Option 2

  • Students who are selected must visit THREE of the cities or city groups listed below and the required sites listed therein. Each site is linked below.
  • At least ONE city selected must be LONDON, PARIS OR BERLIN.

Three Cities

London

Required Sites

  • British Museum
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Modern
  • Tate Britain

Paris

Required Sites

  • Centre Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg)
  • Musée duLouvre
  • Muséed’Orsay
  • Musée Guimet(Muséenational des Arts asiatiques)

Berlin

Required Sites

  • Gemaldegalerie
  • Judisches Museum Berlin
  • Pergamonmuseum

City Groups

Madrid/Toledo/Grenada

Required Sites
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (Madrid)
  • Museo del Prado (Madrid)
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid)
  • Iglesia Santo Tomé (Toledo)
  • Catedral Primada Santa María de Toledo (Toledo)
  • La Alhambra (Granada)

Strasbourg/Zurich

Required Sites

  • CathédraleNotre-Dame (Strasbourg)
  • Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (Strasbourg)
  • Grossmünster (Zurich)
  • Kunsthaus Zürich (Zurich)

Amsterdam/Antwerp/The Hague

Required Sites

  • Begijnhof (Amsterdam)
  • Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)
  • Portuguese Synagogue (Amsterdam)
  • Mauritshuis (The Hague)
  • Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Antwerp)
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal(Antwerp)

Copenhagen/Stockholm

Required Sites

  • Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copehagen)
  • Statens Museum for Kunst (Copenhagen)
  • Den Kongelige Opera (Copenhagen)
  • Millesgården (Stockholm)
  • Moderna Museet (Stockholm)
  • Nationalmuseum (Stockholm)
  • Vasamuseet (Stockholm)

Venice/Florence/Rome
(Any two for one city group)

Required Sites

  • Gallerie dell’Accademia (Venice)
  • Scoula di San Rocco (Venice)
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (Venice)
  • Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze (Florence)
  • Musei Vaticani (Rome)
  • MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (Rome)
  • Galleria Borghese (Rome)

Prague/Vienna/Budapest/Warsaw/Krakow
(Any two for one city group, any four for two city groups)

Required Sites

  • Zidovske Muzeum (Prague)
  • Staronova Synagoga (Prague)
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna)
  • Museum Judenplatz (Vienna)
  • Nagy Zsinagoga & Tree of Life (Budapest)
  • Szepmuveszeti Múzeum (Budapest)
  • Matyas-Templom (Budapest)
  • Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie (Warsaw)
  • Archikatedra sw. Jana (Warsaw)
  • Synagoga Nozykow (Warsaw)
  • Kosciol Mariacki (Krakow)
  • Krolewska Bazylika Archikatedra/Wawel Katedra (Krakow)
 
Accreditation and Career Development Information

Accreditation and Career Development Information

In order to help parents and students understand the body of knowledge and skills that constitute a professional education in architecture, the following documents have been made available:

Accreditation Information
NAAB Conditions for Accreditation
2012 NAAB Procedures for Accreditation
C
IDA

Career Development Information
www.ARCHCareers.org
www.NCARB.org
www.aia.org
www.aias.org
www.acsa-arch.org
The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects
Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture
The Emerging Professional's Companion
Intern Development Program Guidelines

Public access to APRs and VTRs
Final decision letter from NAAB
The most recent APR
The final edition of the most recent Visiting Team Report

Program & Feasibilty Study
Phase I
Phase II

Design Discovery

Design Discovery

The Design Discovery program is an intensive weeklong program held at the University of Kentucky College of Design. The program is open to high school students who will be juniors and seniors in the fall semester of 2014. Graduating seniors who have been admitted to the University of Kentucky (including the College of Design) and would like to get a head start on design concepts and skills are also encouraged to attend.
 
The goal of the program is to explore the many facets of design education. A major emphasis will be placed on the foundational experience of an intensive design studio, where individual education is enhanced and nurtured in a collective environment. Participants will be challenged to think creatively, analyze design, and present their work to peers and professionals.
 
Over the course of the week, participants will take part in a variety of events on and off campus (from morning till evening), including lectures, field trips, office visits, and workshops. Events are structured to broaden the participant's understanding of design professions, and serve as an introduction to design thinking, problem solving, the Lexington community, and the University of Kentucky.
 
UK/CoD will host two sessions of Design Discovery:*
 
Session I – June 22-28
Deadline for application – April 28**
Notification of admission – May 12
Program deposit due – May 19
Tuition payment due – June 9
 
Session II – July 13-19
Deadline for application – May 19**
Notification of admission – June 2
Program deposit due – June 9
Tuition payment due – June 30
 
Typical Daily Schedule
8 – 9    Breakfast
9 – 12  Workshop, Field Trip, or Tour
12 – 1  Lecture, or Discussion
1 – 2    Lunch
2 – 6    Studio or Field Trip
6 – 8   Dinner
 
Where
While on campus all events related to Design Discovery will take place in Pence Hall and the Funkhouser Building, in the heart of the University of Kentucky's central campus. Off campus events will take place in and around Lexington, including regional cities.
 
Application and Admission
Admission into the Design Discovery Program is regulated through a selective admission procedure. Participants are selected according to the merit of their cumulative GPA, the quality of their statement of interest, and the strength of their recommendations (see application for directions). Applicants are required to fill out the application and obtain two recommendations: one from a teacher and one from a guidance counselor or school administrator. The reviewer must mail recommendation forms.
 
 
Upon acceptance into the program, you will be required to pay a deposit of $100 to secure your place in the program (unless you have been awarded a scholarship) The remainder of the tuition fee ($1100) must be paid by the above date. The tuition will cover all program costs including materials, housing, all breakfasts and lunches, and tours. Upon receipt of the tuition fee you will be mailed a packet with additional details about the program, and release forms.
 
Tuition fees can be made by certified check or money order made payable to the University of Kentucky (please be sure that the participant's name is written on the check), or you can pay online.
 
Scholarships
Scholarships are available to participants based on a combination of factors including academic merit, creative accomplishment, financial need, and diversity of background.
 
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please attach an essay that describes how this scholarship will further your interest in the field of design (250 words or less). Applicant name and address must be included on the essay.
 
Housing
Participants will stay in a University of Kentucky dormitory, just a short walk from daily activities. (housing is included in tuition). Participants will share a room with another Design Discovery participant. Typical dorm rooms are furnished with two twin beds, two desks, two chairs, a chest of drawers and a trashcan. The dorm rooms do not have activated phone lines, however there are phones available at the dormitory’s front desk and the College of Design.
 
University of Kentucky dormitories have 24-hour front desk coverage where attendants provide information and security. In addition, participants will be supervised by a chaperone who will reside in the dorm. Male and female participants are housed on different floors of the building. Linens and laundry facilities are provided. Wireless Internet is available on much of UK’s campus, including Pence Hall.
 
Meals
Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and are included in the program tuition. For dinner, students are free to explore the numerous dining choices around campus. Dietary restrictions will be accommodated, please make sure to note these considerations on the application form.
 
Past Sessions
To learn about what participants can expect from the Design Discovery Program, please view the article and videos listed below. Please be sure to connect with us via Facebook.
 
Questions? Email designdiscovery@uky.edu.
 
 
*In the event that one session does not meet the enrollment minimum, UK/CoD reserves the right to cancel the session. Participants will be given the option of moving to the other session or be issued a full refund.
**Late applications will be considered. In order to be considered for scholarships, please apply by the above deadlines.
2011 – 2012 College of Design Donor List

2011 – 2012 College of Design Donor List

Donors in this list are from the 2011 - 2012 fiscal year (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

$5,000 +

GBBN Architects, Inc.
Edith Bingham
Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp.
Henerson County Treasurer
City of Henderson
Ken Greene Foundation
The American Institute of Architects/Kentucky Society
Terry D. Rothgeb
The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation
Preston Family Foundation
Dr. Barbara J. Schrodt
Leininger Cabinet & Woodworking, Inc.
Florence A. Leininger
 
$1,000 to $4,999
 
East Kentucky Chapter of American Institute of Architects
Sunron International LLC; Darrell & Lorna Littrell
Royster's Machine Shop, LLC; Mike Royster
Gerald P. Noe
Jeffrey T. Schroeder
St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Ann Whiteside-Dickson
Beaux Arts Foundation Inc.
Alt 32
Planning Design Research Corporation
Clyde Carpenter
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Abbott
Turner Construction Company
Morgan Worldwide Consultants, Inc.
Alice M. Greene
Joseph M. Turley & Maureen A. Peters
Skinner Design Associates; Tim Skinner
UBS Financial Services Inc.
Mr. and Mrs. Randall Cory Vaughn
Janet S. Twyman and Michael D. Szerbaty
UBS, Inc.
EOP Architects
Renaissance Architects, Inc.; Larry Quenette
Archicon Designers Developers
Gray Construction
Pearson & Peters Architects, PLC
Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc.
Jere W. Plank
 
$500 to $999
 
Lu Ann Holmes
Mr. and Mrs. Richard T. Ernst, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. White
Janet Pike
Wayne H. Braun
SITUS, Inc.
Procter & Gamble Co.
Cornelia Elizabeth Wyma
Donohoo, Cupp & Beck CPAS
Bryant Foundation, Inc
Hayworth
 
$250 to $499
 
Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Albanese
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip A. Owens
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Larson
Tim R. Winters
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Wescott
Mr. and Mrs. Roderick J. Lewis
James S. Monohan, Jr.
Robert J. Swank
Gary A. Adams
Susan M. Altman and Ivan L. Kreitman
Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Albert
Christopher J. Fuller
 
$100 to $249
 
William D. Hatcher III
William B. Willis
Beth A. Worell and  Joe F. Pryse
Mr. and Mrs. Duane K. Culp
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Shafferman
Thomas J. Hickey
Keith O. Woodard
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher B. Phillips
Mr. and Mrs. David R. Sears
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy K. Lucas
Joe R. Back
Mrs. Rebecca Smitley Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hupman
L. Scott Jackson
Darchelle R. Leggett
Anna Marie Lewis
Rev. Kelly Flood and Mr. Neil Chethik
R. Stephen McDaniel
Dr. Carol and Mr. L. Wayne Tune
Mr. and Ms. Thomas A. Dooley
FielderGroup Market Research LLC
Don W. Jeffers
Dr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Cravens
Mr. and Ms. J. David Carter
Mr. and Mrs. Reese R. Reinhold
Ms. Susan L. Bruker and Mr. Jeffrey R. Brown
Mr. and Mrs. William A. Wade, III
Susan M. Biasiolli
Michael L. Schmitt
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde W. Parks, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Martin
Jeffrey A. Frodge
Albert E. Graf
Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Hood
Madeline Algier
Mr. and Mrs. Steven A. Eggers
Mr. and Mrs. William M. Hargis
Mary-Margaret Stacy
Mr. and Mrs. Eric P. Shaffer
David L. Ware
Jeffrey G. Gillispie
Mr. and Mrs. M. Alan McDearman
Abby L. Lawson
David S. Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Ray L. Forst
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Isenhour
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Meyers
Jason Bowman
Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Brewer
Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Coltharp
Mr. and Mrs. Steven R. Graves
Dr. and Mrs. James W. Douglas
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce F. Mirrielees
Melissa Hopkins-Dunbar and  Gregory C. Dunbar
Mr. and Ms. Stanley E. Klausing, Jr.
Steven D. Allen
Betsy H. Wall
Mr. and Mrs. Michael W. Jacobs
David L. Puckett
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey W. Hinkel
Katherine E. Greene-Owens and Andrew Harris Owens
Mr. and Mrs. Justin Adam McElfresh
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Sears
Charlotte Knoop-Stengel and Bradford P. Stengel
Deborah A. Collins
Henry A. Dumesnil
Randall J. Olocki
Mr. and Mrs. Steve E. Hennigan
Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Cashman
Robert J. Koester
John W. Page
John O. Calvert
Mr. and Mrs. Jeff M. Lane
Sheila R. Simpson
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald L. Sheets
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Halley III
Mr. and Mrs. David L. Arnold
Edwin C. Krebs
Joe E. Jones
Joseph B. Parker III
George W. Lackey
David M. Bailey
Vincent J. Vetter
Dr. and Mrs. John D. Tarrant
Dr. Linda and Mr. Gary McNay
Mark W. Steele
Norman A. Chrisman, Jr.
John F. Stewart Jr.
Joseph A. Reybarreau
Mr. and Mrs. Alan B. Sullivan
Dr. Peggy S. Meszaros
James K. Piper Jr.
K. Norman Berry
Gary F. Hisel
Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Britt
Scott O'Daniel
Curt Sherman
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight R. Trew
Susan R. Lenzen
David C. Soka
Mr. and Ms. Kenneth L. Irons, Jr.
Linda R. Daniel
Grady Clay
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Isaacs
Mr. and Mrs. Brian D. Sawyer
Julia B. Steanson
Richard M. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Bradley S. Mitchell
Ronald A. Case
Mr. and Mrs. Kier B. Levesque
Robert L. McAuliffe
G. Wesley Worley
James A. Ellis
James W. Greenwell Jr.
Dr. Jimmi C. Hatton-Kolpek and Mr. Jeffrey J. Kolpek
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel H. Bransom
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin R. McGuire
Mr. and Mrs. Mark J. O'Bryan
Aaron J. Whelton
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Langley
Mr. and Mrs. Jay DeChesere
Darnell A. Farris
Scot A. Walters
Woodford Builders, Inc.
Tim Thompson
A. Dean Tucker
Funding Priorities

Funding Priorities

Student Support
With the rise of tuition dollars comes the ever-increasing need to supplement a student’s scholarship package. The chief decision making criteria amongst most graduate students is the amount of tuition support they can get to help offset costs of their education. When looking at our current student base, only 7 out of 32 graduate students are awarded a scholarship each year. With the average award being around $5,000 it falls woefully short of the amount necessary to attract and retain our brightest students.

Studio Support
When looking to manage an exciting and innovative studio space, dollars are needed to purchase materials, pay for the production of prototypes, and generate an applicable final project. By sponsoring a studio, a design firm can enrich the learning of the students by providing funds that will enable site visits, field trips, and interactive learning opportunities. In the limited number of sponsored studios the CoD has conducted, the results have been tremendous, impacting not only the students and school, but also the entire Commonwealth.

A prime example of the most successful sponsored studio to date is the Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences, or HBEER, project. Through a series of private and state funding grants, the end product of this studio has created a prototype that could enable industries in Eastern Kentucky to overcome the changing economy. This is an example of what a well-funded studio can accomplish, both for our student’s education and the Commonwealth.

Endowment of Professorships
Professors, in many ways, have the most impact in the quality of design students produced at the CoD. Being able to attract and retain energetic, passionate faculty will play a large role in the production of quality students. Endowing a professorship helps offset the college’s salary cost, leaving more funds to support studios and creative initiatives. It also conveys a sense of commitment that many top faculty notice when looking at prospective employers.

Event Sponsorship
Partnership marketing offers a creative avenue for companies and friends to benefit from exposure to the design professionals in and around the College of Design. Events present an opportunity for companies to create a win/win scenario by gaining exposure to both current and future designers.

Space Needs
The College of Design, currently housed in five buildings, has three space-intensive programs that need a large amount of square footage per student. Currently, there simply is not enough space to provide students with the square footage that they need to adequately complete their studio projects. Many students spend much their day shuffling between different buildings on campus. Building a Center for Design Innovation behind the current Pence Hall and some targeted renovations can go a long way to creating a new and improved design hub for the University.

There are several ways to make a gift to the College of Design:

  • Make a credit card gift online through the University’s secure server.
  • For Donor/Development information call 859-257-5367.
  • Send your gift by mail. Write a check, payable to the University of Kentucky, and mail it to:

                  University of Kentucky College of Design
                  Director of Development
                  117 Pence Hall
                  Lexington, KY 40506-0041 

  • There also are many other ways to contribute through our Estate and Gift Planning programs.

Your may designate your contribution to any program or scholarship fund within the College of Design. Unrestricted gifts are also very important because they can be used where the need is greatest. In the past, these funds have been used to provide students travel support, pay faculty stipends, buy new equipment, supplement scholarships, and provide overall program support.

Faculty Directory

Faculty Directory

The current faculty embody the history of excellence at the College of Design.  Their diverse backgrounds and viewpoints offer a rich and dynamic learning experience. 

Interiors Faculty
Architecture Faculty
Historic Preservation Faculty
Visiting Faculty
Administrative Staff 

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Dean - University of Kentucky College of Design
 
The College of Design at the University of Kentucky seeks a Dean who can balance academic excellence, the intimate quality of the school, and revenue growth. 
 
We invite applications from candidates who are eager to participate in the life of the college. They should possess the vision and ability to lead a college of three closely related disciplines within a university that is committed to research, teaching and service. The Dean is responsible for the overall supervision and direction of a college that includes the School of Architecture, the School of Interiors, and the Department of Historic Preservation. More information about the college is available at: www.uky.edu/Design.
 
The Dean is expected to provide strong intellectual leadership for the College of Design; promote excellence among its faculty, staff and students; oversee the quality and scope of educational programs; manage the college’s financial and human resources; and take a primary role in fundraising and growing revenue streams. As the chief academic officer of the college, the Dean reports directly to the Provost.
 
The professional work of candidates for the position of Dean of the College of Design should be a model of academic excellence and have earned international recognition. Along with an outstanding record of scholarly/creative achievement, the qualifications for this position include a substantial record of collaboration with university, professional, community and government groups; evidence of strong leadership; experience with personnel matters and complex financial models; and the following credentials or their equivalent: a terminal professional degree with professional certification or a Ph.D. The degree and professional certification should be in design with preference for candidates in architecture, interiors, or historic preservation. In addition, candidates should have qualifications commensurate with tenure at the rank of Professor in the College of Design.
 
Review of applications will begin February 10, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Inclusiveness and diversity are academic imperatives and university goals.  We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students and faculty from underrepresented groups. Applicants should include a comprehensive letter of interest, current vita, and the names and contact information for three references. Send applications and nominations to:  
 
College of Design Search Committee
Office of the Provost
105 Main Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY  40506-0032

or electronically to Kris Hobson at hobson@uky.edu.  
Faculty and Staff Resources

Faculty and Staff Resources

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Support the College

Support the College

There are several ways to make a gift to the College of Design:

  • Make a credit card gift online through the University’s secure server.
  • For Donor/Development information call 859-257-5367.
  • Send your gift by mail. Write a check, payable to the University of Kentucky, and mail it to:

                  University of Kentucky College of Design
                  Director of Development
                  117 Pence Hall
                  Lexington, KY 40506-0041 

  • There also are many other ways to contribute through our Estate and Gift Planning programs.

Your may designate your contribution to any program or scholarship fund within the College of Design. Unrestricted gifts are also very important because they can be used where the need is greatest. In the past, these funds have been used to provide students travel support, pay faculty stipends, buy new equipment, supplement scholarships, and provide overall program support.

Overview

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Alumni News

Alumni News

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Friends & Alumni

Friends & Alumni

The College of Design holds a special place on the University of Kentucky campus because of the compelling nature of our disciplines and the exciting achievements of our students and faculty.

We are also admired because of the quality of work that our alumni accomplish and by the friends and supporters who take interest in our programs.

Computing

Computing

The College of Design Computer Lab is located in the basement of Pence Hall. The lab offers large-format printing, 3D computer-generated modeling, and access to the University’s electronic resources.  The equipment available in the computer lab includes:


  • 21 Mac Pro Towers in Class Room
  • 6 Mac Pro Tower Computers
  • Black and White Laser Printer
  • Color Laser Printer
  • Color Flatbed Scanner
  • 3 Color Flatbed Scanners with Multi-sheet feeders
  • Color Slide/Negative Scanner
  • HP Designjet 800PS Plotter
  • HP Designjet 4000 Plotter
  • 1 Vidar 36” Wide Format Scanner

Hours
Monday - Thursday / 9am - 10pm
Friday / 9am - 6pm
Saturday / Closed
Sunday / 4pm - 10pm
Holiday hours may vary please call ahead: 859-257-7609

Technology Coordinator
Michael Culp
257-9413
michael.culp@uky.edu

Download the College's Recommended Computer Specifications here

Workshop and Digital Fabrication Lab

Workshop and Digital Fabrication Lab

The Workshop and Digital Fabrication Lab provides a safe, well-maintained environment in which both students and faculty can explore three-dimensional construction in any medium.

The laboratory maintains equipment to handle both large and small scale constructions. Below is a short list of the digital technology equipment and some of the more traditional tools and machines for making:

Prototyping Facility
96” x 48” x 17” Precix 3axis CNC router
48” x 36” x 6” AXYZ 3axis cnc router
18” x 24” - 60 watt Universal Laser
24” x 32” - 120 watt Universal laser
Zcorp 310 plus 3d printer (starch)
Uprint Plus 3d printer (abs)
Dimension 1200es 3d printer (abs)
Soluble Station (ss)
Wax Dipping Oven
De-powdering Station
7 Stationary support computers

Wood shop and General Use
two table saws
panel saw
two chop saws
wood and metal lathes
jointer
scroll saw
mortiser
radial arm saw
stationary belt sander
3 drill press (L, m, sm)
4 band saws
3 stationary disc/belt sander
two planers

Metal shop
manual roller
vertical band saw
large drill press
polishing wheel
shear
break
oxygen and acetylene torch set
Hobart MIG welder 110 service (inter-shield)
Millermatic 252 220 service mig and spoolmatic welder
Hypertherm Powermax 45 plasma cutter
welding supports
grinders
abrasive chop saw

*supervising office and tool cage with typical hand tool support such as chisels, drill bits, heat guns, orbital sanders, cordless drills, etc…
** stationary and portable compressor
***24-7 assembly space

Hours:
Monday - Thursday / 9am - 8pm
Friday / 9am - 6pm
Saturday / Closed
Sunday / 10am - 7pm

Shop Manager:
T. Rives Rash, II
257-1665
t.rash2@uky.edu

SHOP Rules Booklet
Release Authorization
Consent for Treatment
Insurance Info

How-to videos:
Milling Curves
Milling Surfaces

Libraries

Libraries

The Hunter M. Adams College of Design Library

The Design Library houses the architecture, interior design and historic preservation collections. The library has a robust collection of American, European and contemporary Japanese architects and designers. Materials relating to historic interiors and furniture focus primarily on the U.S. and Great Britain. The Design Library’s collection circulates with the following exceptions: reserves, bound and current periodicals, special collections and reference.

Visit the University of Kentucky Library System
www.uky.edu/Libraries

Librarians
Faith Harders
859-257-4305
fharders@uky.edu

Lalana Powell
859-257-4305
lapowe03@uky.edu

Overview

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Resources

Resources

The UK College of Design is housed primarily in Pence Hall, Miller Hall, the Funkhouser Building, and Bowman Hall; all of which are located in the heart of UK's central campus.
Additional facilities in the College include:

  • Hunter M. Adams Design Library: located in Pence Hall, the library contains 33,000 volumes, an extensive special collection, and computer and study areas.
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  • Computing: a full-service computer lab located in Pence Hall, offers large-format printing, 3D computer-generated modeling, and access to the University’s electronic resources.
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  • Workshop and Digital Fabrication Lab: a teaching and making facility equipped with a fully loaded wood workshop, metal workshop, and rapid prototyping workshop.
Housing

Housing

Information about housing can be found on the University’s website:
www.uky.edu/Housing

Student Groups

Student Groups

College of Design Student Council
The College of Design Student Council is elected from the student body and has a role in college policy-making decisions.

College of Design Student Ambassador Corps
The Ambassador Corps is part of the public relations program of the College of Design. The primary purpose of the Corps is to increase understanding of the college, the professional degree programs within the college and to assist in the marketing of those programs to prospective students, visitors, and other publics. Click here to apply to be a UK/CoD Ambassador.

Student Organizations
American Institute of Architecture (AIAS)
Interior Design Student Association @ UK
Tau Sigma Delta - Honor Society in Architecture and Allied Arts
International Interior Design Association
American Society of Interior Designers
HPGO - Historic Preservation Graduate Organization

Travel

Travel

Information and applications are now available for UK/CoD-sponsored Summer 2014 travel programs. 

Inhabit Florence

Delft Scenarios

Rome & Paris - Ancient to Modern Architecture

Click the links below for UK-sponsored exchange programs.

Florence, Italy

Dessau, Germany

Montpellier, France

Students who are interested in other study abroad programs should visit the University of Kentucky Education Abroad website.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

All students are considered for merit and financial aid based scholarships if they apply through the general scholarship consideration process. By February 1 of each year, an email will be sent to the College listserv notifying all undergraduate students to apply for general scholarship consideration via an online form. General scholarship applications are due before 12:00 p.m. on March 1 to be considered for an award. Though a number of general scholarships require specific academic criteria, all undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for consideration.

Graduate Scholarships

All graduate applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Approximately two hundred thousand dollars in merit-based scholarships, awards, and stipends are awarded to CoD graduate students every year. Scholarships and awards can range from $8,000 to full tuition. Because financial resources are limited, applicants are encouraged to seek out other sources of funding. To learn more details about university graduate scholarships visit the Graduate School's website. Graduate students may also be considered for some additional funding if they apply through the general scholarship consideration process. In January of each year, an email will be sent to the College listserv notifying all graduate students to apply for general scholarship consideration via an online form. General scholarship applications are due before 12:00 p.m. on March 1 to be considered for an award. Though a number of general scholarships require specific academic criteria, all graduate students are encouraged to apply for consideration.

Teaching and Research Assistantships for Graduate Students

Students are automatically considered for Teaching and Research Assistantships (TAs and RAs). These positions are very competitive. Typically, an assistantship would cover 100% of tuition for the term and provide a stipend.

Financial Aid

For information about Financial Aid please visit the University of Kentucky Office of the Registrar's website.

Tuition

Tuition

Information about tuition can be found in the University of Kentucky Registrar’s website:
www.uky.edu/Registrar/feesgen.htm

Historic Preservation Admissions

Historic Preservation Admissions

    Admission Steps and Requirements:
  • Must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Must have a B grade point average at the undergraduate level.
  • Must fill out and mail the Historic Preservation Program application. Applications are due March 1.
  • Must apply separately to the University of Kentucky Graduate School.
  • Must demonstrate ability in writing, drawing, drafting, and/or photography through submission of a portfolio:
    • Portfolio will NOT be returned to applicants and should not include original work.
    • Portfolio should be of quality and succinctly presented.
    • Portfolio should be letter size (no binder) and not exceed 20 sheets.
    • All included material should present visual acuity and graphic abilities through, but not limited to, a selection of: architectural/engineering drawings, painting, drawings, prints, graphic design, or photography. Exhibited work should be accompanied by brief statement of intent, degree of involvement (where not self-evident) and/or the rationale for the work.
  • Must submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Must submit a personal essay.
Apply

Apply

Thank you for your interest in the University of Kentucky College of Design.  Follow the links below to find information about applying to our programs.

Architecture
Interior Design
Historic Preservation

Architecture Admissions

Architecture Admissions

The College of Design offers a four year undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. This degree combines a broad liberal arts education with a foundation in the theory and practice of architecture. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree is required in order to pursue the two year professional Master of Architecture degree.

Applicants to the Masters in Architecture program must hold an undergraduate degree from a NAAB accredited architecture program. This track leads to a first-professional degree obtained at the graduate level. Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates are eligible to pursue registration as an architect.

Undergraduate Admissions

Graduate Admissions

Visit

Visit

The ideal time to visit the College of Design is when students and factulty are in studio. This will allow you to experience the rigor and spirit of the architecture, historic preservation and interior design programs. Studio visiting hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The best way to schedule a visit is through the University of Kentucky Visitors Center. This will allow you to schedule a tour of the University, and the College of Design. The Visitors Center will also provide you with a parking pass.

When you visit us your first destination will be Parking Garage #5. You can also find Pence Hall on Google Maps here. We are looking forward to your visit. 

If you have any further questions please contact UK/CoD Director of Recruitment Regina Summers at 859-257-7617 or at ukcodinfo@uky.edu.

Open House

Open House

We welcome prospective students and their families to join us at our Open House events. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet faculty, sit in on studios and lectures, and tour facilities.

Click below for more information about upcoming Open House events.

Overview

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Admissions / Student Services

Admissions / Student Services

Thank you for your interest in the University of Kentucky College of Design. Use the links on the left for information about the application procedures and information about College resources.

Historic Preservation Faculty Directory

Historic Preservation Faculty Directory

Allison Carll-White
Chair, Historic Preservation
Clay Lancaster Endowed Professor
859-257-7619
hedcarll@uky.edu

Douglas Appler
Assistant Professor
859-257-6411
douglas.appler@uky.edu

Clyde Carpenter
Professor, Architecture
859-257-3651
arc104@uky.edu

Ned Crankshaw
Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
859-257-4691
ncranksh@uky.edu

Hans Gesund
Professor, Engineering/Architecture
859-257-4823
hgesund@engr.uky.edu

Ted Grossardt
KY Transportation Center
859-257-7522
thgros00@uky.edu

Gregory Luhan
Assoicate Dean for Research
Associate Professor, Architecture
859-257-6568
gregory.luhan@uky.edu

David Mohney
Professor, Architecture
859-323-2538
dmohney@gmail.com

Wallis Miller
Charles Parker Graves Endowed Associate Professor in Architecture
859-257-5949
wmiller@uky.edu

Karl Raitz
Professor, Geography
859-257-6948
gegraitz@email.uky.edu

Julie Riesenweber
Instructor, Historic Preservation
859-257-4442
jriesen@uky.edu

Travis Rose
Instructor, Historic Preservation
robert.rose@uky.edu

Daniel Rowland
Associate Professor, History
859-257-1537
hisdan@uky.edu

Richard Schein
Professor, Geography
859-257-2119
schein@uky.edu

Alice Turkington
Assistant Professor, Geography
alicet@uky.edu

Courses / Curriculum

Courses / Curriculum

The Historic Preservation Program in the College of Design administers the program curriculum, and the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees grants degrees. The curriculum consists of 48 credits in two years.

Course descriptions are available here.

Year One
3 credits - HP 601 Introduction to Historic Preservation 
3 credits - HP 612 Documentation I 
3 credits - HP 610 American Architecture I 
3 credits - HP 613 Historic Structures 
3 credits - HP 602 Dynamics of Historic Preservation 
3 credits - HP 614 Documentation II 
3 credits - HP 611 American Architecture II 
3 credits - HP 798 Research Design

Year Two 
3 credits - GEO 490G American Landscapes 
3 credits - HP 616 Preservation Design Studio 


3 credits - HP 799 Masters Project I 
3 credits - HP 799 Masters Project II 
3 credits - Elective 
3 credits - Elective 
3 credits - Elective 

Overview

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Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation

The Historic Preservation Program offers a graduate program based on field study, research, design and community activities. Drawing on an abundance of local historical sites, the program documents and interprets historic buildings and landscapes and advocates their restoration, preservation, reconstruction, and rehabilitation.

Adaptive reuse has become an important focus for the Historic Preservation Program. This approach builds upon a community’s assets by recycling existing buildings to create vibrant spaces where people want to live and work. The program brings together professionals with expertise in the areas of real estate development, economics, and urban planning to discuss the adaptive reuse of buildings.

The faculty in the Historic Preservation Program have a broad range of professional and academic expertise coming from fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, engineering, anthropology, archaeology, geography, and history. This strong interdisciplinary approach prepares students for a wide range of careers in public organizations such as the National Park Service, state historic preservation offices, and local government preservation divisions; in nonprofit organizations such as the National Trust for Historic Preservation, statewide preservation organizations, and hundreds of local preservation groups; and in private firms including architects, planners, archaeologists, and historical research firms.

Interiors Faculty Directory

Interiors Faculty Directory

Patrick Lee Lucas
Director of the School of Interiors
Associate Professor, Interiors
859-257-7617
patrickleelucas@uky.edu

Allison Carll-White
Professor, Interiors
859-257-7763
hedcarll@uky.edu

Clifford Goss
Lecturer, Interiors
clifford.goss@uky.edu

Lindsey Guinther
Assistant Professor, Interiors
859-257-2286
lindsey.guinther@uky.edu

Rebekah Ison Radtke
Assistant Professor, Interiors
859-257-2229
rebekah.ison@uky.edu

Eun Young Kim
Lecturer, Interiors
eunyoung.kim@uky.edu

Kimberly Martin
Lecturer, Interiors
kimberlymartin7@gmail.com

Joe Rey-Barreau
Associate Professor, Interiors
859-257-7766
hedjrb@uky.edu

Helen Turner
Assistant Professor, Interiors
859-257-2250
helen.turner@uky.edu

Ann Whiteside-Dickson
Interim Dean/Associate Professor, Interiors
859-257-7619
a.whiteside-dickson@uky.edu

Terry Rothgeb
Professor Emeritus

Graduate - Interiors

Graduate - Interiors

The graduate program in the School of Interiors provides students with a Masters of Arts degree and post-professional research experiences that lead to expertise in an area of specialization drawn from interdisciplinary knowledge. Filtered through the lense of interior design, this expertise will cultivate and expand the body of knowledge as interior design as demanded by the profession into new domains of practice. Areas of specialization include:

  • Evidence-Based Design
  • Workplace Design
  • Experience Design
  • Community Activism
  • Design for Aging
  • History & Theory
  • Environmentally Responsible Design

Leaders in the profession have noted the importance of cultiviating both practice-based and theory-based research to advancing the interior design profession. Fully integrated research into practice will require a paradigm shift, but is viewed as the future of the profession. Cultivating a graduate research specialization will prepare practioners for vital roles as the profession advances. Additionally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), employment of interior designers is expected to increase by 19% between the years 2010-2020. As the market grows, so too will job competition and a Masters of Arts degree in Interior Design from the University of Kentucky can support a designer's ability to understand and conduct research, analyze, think critically, and apply evidence-based design work through the design process.

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Undergraduate - Interiors

Undergraduate - Interiors

The School of Interiors provides undergraduate students with professional training in order to design by giving physical shape, identity, and meaning to interior space through specialized knowledge, art, and craft that addresses the holistic human response of people in buildings. The program is committed to preparing students for entry into the profession by providing the educational foundation for design practice in global markets. Click here to see a gallery of student work.

The four-year undergraduate degree program in interior design consists of core design and technical knowledge such as: history and theory, space and form, color and light, furnishings and materials, environmental systems and controls, interior construction and buliding systems, and regulations. A cultivation and understanding of critical thinking skills, the global context of design, professional values, human behavior, design process, collaboration, communication, and professional business practices provide a framework for the studio experience. Professional support courses provided a disciplinary knowledge base outside of design are important to professional practice. See courses/curriculum link above for the program matrix.

The studio experince values the cyclical process of design that leads to innovation including curiousity, exploration, refinement, and evaluation. An appropriately researched knowledge base is the critical foundation on which all design process occurs. Critiques and reviews occur throughout all phases of a project and allow for feedback from multiple sources including peers, faculty, and practitioners.

The learning experience is augmented with resources on site including the College of Design Library, Materials Lab, Digial Media Lab, and Fabrication Lab. The Fabrication Lab provides technologies for model building and prototyping including digital design tools such as CNC milling, 3D printing, and laser cutting. The Digital Media Lab maintains the most recent 2D and 3D digital technologies for represenation.

Admission to the program is through selective admission (click here for application and instructions). All students admitted to the program have a secured personal studio and workspace available at all times for the student to work both during studio time and outside studio time.

Interiors student work is exhibited in the Peace Gallery throughout the academic year and the Annual College of Design Exhibition occuring each May.

Accreditation and Professional Practice

The School of Interiors offers a professional degree program accredited by yhe Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). This accreditation ensures professional training for entry-level positions into the practice of Interiors and the educational foundation that will allow for professional testing (NCIDQ), required for certification or licensure at the individual state level. The state of Kentucky requires Interior Design practitioners to be certified.

Next CIDA accreditation visit 2015.

Interiors

Interiors

The School of Interiors: Planning/Strategy/Design is the premier interior design program in the state of Kentucky. Graduates of the program practice across the United States and have been recognized at the highest level of the profession. The professional degree program is fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

The School of Interiors offers both the four-year undergraduate professional degree and the post-professional graduate degree. The foundation of the school is the studio experience, which is taken each semester and provides the framework for the integration of all program knowledge and technical skills in the design of interior environments. Through studio, classroom, and real-world assignments, interior desgin students learn to solve complex organizational problems associated with work, place, experience, and performance. These professional skills prepare students to manage the aesthetic, technical and business aspects of interior design projects.

Students are also provided the opportunity to interact with regional, national, and international design professionals through shadowing, study abroad experiences, lectures by noted speakers, and field experiences.

Graduates from the School of Interiors begin their careers in a variety of settings, including interior design firms, architecture firms, corporations, and public institutions. Students graduating with an undergradute degree may also pursue graduate or post-professionalism education in specialized areas of Interior Strategies.

You can learn about careers here. According the Bureau of Labor statistics (www.bls.gov), employment of interior designers is expected to increase by 19% between the years 2012-2020.

Click here for Undergraduate Degree

Click here for Graduate/Post-Professional Degree

Architecture Faculty Directory

Architecture Faculty Directory

David Biagi
Director of the School of Architecture
Associate Professor, Architecture
859-257-7617
dbiagi@uky.edu

Siebe Bakker
Adjunct Professor
Coordinator European Studios
siebe@bureaubakker.com

Clyde Carpenter
Professor, Architecture
859-257-3651
arc104@uky.edu

Anne Filson
Associate Professor, Architecture
859-257-0102
anne.filson@uky.edu

Matt Gannon
Instructor
mattgannon15@gmail.com

Hans Gesund
Professor, Engineering/Architecture
859-257-4823
hgesund@engr.uky.edu

Michael Jacobs
Instructor, Architecture
mjacobs@omniarchitects.com

Peyman Jahed
Instructor, Architecture
859-257-5949
p.jahed@bfmj.com

Timothy Lucas
Instructor, Architecture
timothy.lucas@education.ky.gov

Gregory Luhan
Associate Dean for Research
Associate Professor, Architecture
859-257-6568
gregory.luhan@uky.edu

Andrew Manson
Instructor, Architecture
859-323-2538
andrewjmanson@uky.edu

Chris Manzo
Instructor
cmanzo@kit-case.com

Michael McKay
Assisant Professor, Architecture
859-257-8870
mikemckay@uky.edu

Wallis Miller
Charles Parker Graves Endowed Associate Professor in Architecture
859-257-5949
wmiller@uky.edu

David Mohney
Professor, Architecture
859-323-2538
dmohney@gmail.com

Mark O'Bryan
Associate Dean for Administration
Associate Professor, Architecture
502-587-7015
m2@iglou.com

Henk Ovink
Adjunct Professor
Henk.Ovink@minienm.nl

Rives Rash
Instructor, Architecture
859-257-1665
t.rash@uky.edu

Anthony Roccanova
Associate Professor, Architecture
859-257-4629
rocca@uky.edu

Gary Rohrbacher
Assistant Professor, Architecture
859-257-5494
gary.rohrbacher@uky.edu

Jerzy Rozenberg
Associate Professor, Architecture
859-257-5949
jerzyr@uky.edu

Jason Scroggin
Assistant Professor, Architecture
859-257-1437
scroggin@uky.edu

Mark Siever
Instructor, Architecture
msiever@sa-arc.com

Julia Smyth-Pinney
Professor Emerita
jsmyth@uky.edu

Martin Summers
Assistant Professor, Architecture
martinsummers@uky.edu

Regina Summers
Instructor, Architecture
859-257-5949
reginasummers@uky.edu

Liz Swanson
Associate Professor, Architecture
859-257-8870
lizaswanson@uky.edu

Bruce Swetnam
Kentuckiana Masonry Institute Endowed Associate Professor in Materials and Methods of Construction
859-257-7374
bswet0@uky.edu

Akari Takebayashi
Instructor, Architecture
859-257-1437
akari.takebayashi@uky.edu

Darren Taylor
Instructor
darren@alt32.com

Carrie Wahl
Instructor
carrie.wahl@uky.edu

Leonard Wujcik
Professor, Architecture
859-257-9353
len.wujcik@insightbb.com

Endowed and Visiting Chairs

Endowed and Visiting Chairs

Brown-Forman Visiting Chair in Urban Design

2012
Elodie Nourrigat
N+B Architects, Montpellier, France

2010
Florian Idenburg
SO-IL, New York

2009
Julien de Smedt
JDS Architects, Copenhagen

2008
Gary Bates
Space Group Architects, Oslo

2006-2007
Adriaan Geuze
West 8, Rotterdam

2001-2006
Michael Rotondi
RoTo Architecture, Los Angeles

Sutherland Professorship of Landscape Design

2011 - 2012
Martin Summers
Senior Designer
Morphosis Architects, Santa Monica

2010
Marcelo Spina
Principal
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Los Angeles

2009
Matthijs Bouw
One Architecture, Amsterdam

2008
Jerry van Eyck
!melk, New York

2007
Adriaan Geuze
West 8, Rotterdam

John Russell Groves-Kentucky Research Fund in Affordable Housing Design

2009-2011
Joseph Tanney
Resolution: 4, New York

2007-2008
Gregory Luhan
Professor, Architecture
University of Kentucky College of Design

2006-2007
Heinrich Schnoedt
Architecture Program Chair
Virginia Tech College of Architecture

2006
Garrett Finney
Faro, Houston

2005
Marilys Nepomechie
Associate Professor, Architecture
Florida International University

2003
Joseph Tanney
Resolution: 4, New York

Helen Edwards Abell Endowed Chair in Historic Preservation

2011-2012
Douglas Appler

2000-2006
Dennis Domer

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Graduate - Architecture

Graduate - Architecture

Architecture is increasingly understood as a vital tool in addressing the biggest challenges facing our world today.  The Graduate Program in Architecture comprises studios and workshops that address these contemporary problems. Whether your concern is energy, environment, housing, emerging technologies, emerging models of practice or design strategy and thinking, while at the University of Kentucky College of Design (UK/CoD) you will be playing a part in proposing, designing and developing the most creative and advanced innovations.

Our faculty members have diverse backgrounds, accomplishments and interests. This breadth and depth ensures that you'll be exposed to multiple modes and pathways of rigorous design, invention and problem solving. In addition world-class designers and architects such as Julien de Smedt of JDS Architects, Gary Bates of Space Group Architects, and Matthijs Bouw of One Architecture share their most challenging questions as well as their insight and experience with you as visiting professors.

As a UK/CoD graduate student you will work closely with faculty to create knowledge and techniques that will have a meaningful impact in Kentucky and the world. You will also be working along side peers who are inquisitive, engaged and critical.  They are searching for new models of practice, with hopes of radically evolving their profession in the years to come.

Our aim over the course of your graduate career is to prepare you to lead the profession of architecture into the future. Upon completion of your graduate degree it is our hope that you will feel empowered to act as an entrepreneur, to redefine the business of architecture with confidence in your refined and unique position.

We understand that you have choices in where to do your graduate work. The world is rapidly changing, and the profession is constantly moving.  At the UK/CoD, you'll be IN the conversation, working it out for yourself along side faculty and peers who are passionately searching for what is next. We also understand the cost of a graduate education relative to compensation in the profession, at UK we're working to ensure that your degree affords maximum opportunity and choice, with minimum educational debt.

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Undergraduate - Architecture

Undergraduate - Architecture

The undergraduate architecture program consists of an intensive regimen of architecture studios and courses in the history and theory of architecture, building technology, digital technology, and professional practice.

The architecture studio is the social and curricular foundation of the program.  In the studio students learn to develop highly abstract ideas into concrete forms, and find architectural solutions to problems arising from detailed building programs and defined sites. Representational skills such as drawing, model making, and computer modeling are practiced rigorously as essential skills for design. A secure personal studio workplace is available at all times for all students.

Students learn the historical and cultural foundation of architecture through the study of history, theory, and criticism.  Students are encouraged to pursue research in areas relative to their individual design interests.

A study of building materials begins in first-year studio and evolves into a technical analysis of structural planning and design, materials and methods of construction, and building systems. Environmental controls for buildings are also investigated to provide an understanding of the complex visual, acoustical, and thermal aspects of designed space. Professional and legal aspects of architecture practice are addressed in a series of electives and seminars including issues relating to professional registration, ethics, and social responsibility.

Administrative Staff

Administrative Staff

General information
859-257-7617

Contact the Dean’s office / Ann Whiteside-Dickson, Interim Dean
859-257-7619

Hilary Brown
Assistant Director of Communications
859-257-5367
hilary.brown@uky.edu

Michael Culp
College Technology Coordinator
859-257-9413
michael.culp@uky.edu

Azhar Swanson
Director of Student Services
859-257-7623
aswan2@uky.edu

Michael Gabbard
College Grants Officer
859-257-2496
mgabb2@uky.edu

Faith Harders
Librarian, Hunter M. Adams Design Library
859-257-4305
fharders@uky.edu

Elizabeth Hill
Operations Manager
859-257-6935
elhill2@uky.edu

Kimberly Light
Staff Support Associate
859-257-7617
kaligh2@email.uky.edu

Ginny Miller
Business Officer
859-257-7620
vmiller@email.uky.edu

Jeannine Omohundro
Adm. Assoc. Staff
859-257-5956
hdsjto@uky.edu

Lalana Powell
Assistant Librarian, Hunter M. Adams Design Library
859-257-4305
lapowe03@uky.edu

CJ Ryan, JD
Director of Development
859-323-2747
cj.ryan@uky.edu

Marla Spires
Student Affairs Coordinator
859-257-4365
mspir2@email.uky.edu

Regina Summers
Director of Recruitment
859-257-7617
reginasummers@uky.edu

Rebecca Tucker
Administrative Assistant to the Interim Dean
859-257-7619
rebecca.tucker@uky.edu

Ann Whiteside Dickson
Interim Dean, College of Design
859-257-7619
a.whiteside-dickson@uky.edu 
 

History

History

In 2002 the College of Design was established, incorporating the School of Interior Design, the Historic Preservation Program and the College of Architecture.

The College of Architecture had its origins in the 1920’s as an architectural option in the College of Engineering. Professor Charles P. Graves joined the Civil Engineering faculty in 1958 charged with converting the architectural option to a professional degree program. The curriculum changed from a mathematical and applied science concentration to courses in the arts, science, humanities, architectural design and history.

In 1960, the Board of Trustees established the Department of Architecture in the College of Engineering, with the understanding that the department would be granted autonomy upon accreditation. The first class to complete the new professional degree program graduated in 1964.

The School of Architecture was established in 1965 with Professor Graves as Dean. That year, the program also received its first accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). The School became a college in 1967.

As the College's enrollment increased it moved to temporary off-campus quarters in the Reynolds Building, an old tobacco warehouse. In 1965, the program moved to the physics building, Pence Hall. By 1971 the College grew to over four hundred students. To accomodate this growth, space in Miller Hall was given to the College and a selective admission policy was adopted.

In 1971, Professor Graves resigned as Dean to devote his time to teaching and private practice. Professor Anthony Eardley became the second Dean in 1972. Prior to coming to UK Dean Eardley served as a professor at the Architectural Association, London, England, Princeton, and The Cooper Union. In 1986, Professor Jose' R. Oubrerie became the third Dean. Dean Oubrerie previously worked as an associate of Le Corbusier and as a professor at Columbia University. David B. Mohney became the fourth Dean in 1994. He had served as Associate director of Education, IAUS, as a visiting critic at Harvard University, and is a partner of the firm of Chan and Mohney Architecture.

As a result of restructuring within the University, a new College of Design was created in January, 2002. This new college included the School of Architecture, School of Interior Design and the Historic Preservation Program. To accommodate these new programs additional space was provided in Funkhouser Building and Bowman Hall.

In 2008 Michael Speaks became the first appointed Dean for the College of Design. Dean Speaks is former director of the Graduate Program and founding director of the Metropolitan Research and Design Postgraduate Program at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles. Speaks also heads Big Soft Orange, a Dutch-American urban research group based in Rotterdam and Los Angeles. He was the founding editor of the cultural journal Polygraph and a former editor at Architecture New York and a+u (Tokyo), and currently serves as a contributing editor for Architectural Record.

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
Programs

Programs

The College of Design strives to be a leading force in the world of design, dedicated to building a spirited and collegial environment where excellence is celebrated.

This is accomplished by creating a community in which students are encouraged to exchange ideas and explore the inter-disciplinary connections that exist between the various practices of design. Through this approach, the college educates, trains and prepares students for leading roles in an innovation-driven economy.

The college also serves as a hub for promoting ground-breaking research. By partnering with manufacturers, energy providers, and researchers, the college is not only increasing the intellectual capital of Kentucky, but applying design thought to global challenges.

Graduate Specific FAQs

Graduate Specific FAQs

Why do I hear from both the School of Architecture and the Graduate School?

You must meet and all of the requirements and be admitted into the University of Kentucky Graduate School before the School of Architecture can process your application.

Can I get advanced standing in your program?

Yes, the Admissions committee reviews each case.

Do I have to apply for Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships?

No, all graduate students are considered for these opportunities.

If I don’t get a GTA my first year, can I get one my second year?

Yes, it is possible.

Architecture FAQs

Architecture FAQs

What degree will I receive if I complete the undergraduate program in architecture?

The four-year undergraduate program in architecture leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (BAARC).

Does the College of Design award the professional degree in architecture?

Yes, the professional degree in architecture is the Masters Program in Architecture. 

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree is required in order to pursue the two-year professional Master of Architecture degree.

If I complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture at the College of Design, will I be guaranteed admission to the graduate program in architecture?

There is no guarantee of admission into the graduate program.

All applicants are required to submit applications to both the UK Graduate School Admissions Office and School of Architecture Student Services Office.  The School of Architecture Admissions Committee is responsible for reviewing applicants and making admissions decisions. 

How many credits are required for the Architecture degrees?

133 credit hours
57 credit hours for graduate degree

Is a portfolio required for entrance into the undergraduate program in Architecture at the College of Design?

After you entering your UK student ID# in the School of Architecture online application you will receive a Special Portfolio Exercise. 
Note - this will not be a portfolio of your existing work.

As a transfer student, how will I know which classes will transfer to the College of Design?

Students must submit official transcripts, upon receipt the College of Design Admissions office will contact you.

How many students are enrolled in the architecture program?

There are 250 undergraduate students, and 60 graduate students in the architecture program.

How long does it take to complete my degree?

The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture takes four years to complete.  The Masters in Architecture professional degree takes two years.

When is the application deadline?

February 1 - Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
January 15 - Masters in Architecture

How much does the program cost?

Information about tuition can be found in the University of Kentucky Registrar�s website.
http://www.uky.edu/Registrar/feesgen.htm

Once an offer is made, can you defer for a year?

Yes, the admissions committee reviews each case individually.

Do you offer spring admittance?

We do not offer spring admittance for our undergraduate programs. 

This is possible in the graduate program, please contact the Student Services office for more information.

Is there a minimum required GPA, or GRE or TOEFL score?

There are minimum requirements set by the university.  You can find this information in the University of Kentucky Undergraduate Admissions website, graduate students can refer to the University of Kentucky Graduate School website.

If I have applied to the program before and want to apply again, do I need to submit a new application?

Yes, all applicants are required to resubmit.

What are the Kentucky residency requirements?

Information about the University of Kentucky�s residency policy can be found here:
http://www.uky.edu/Registrar/residenc.htm

Historic Preservation FAQs

Historic Preservation FAQs

How many credits are required for the Masters in Historic Preservation degree?
48 credit hours

As a transfer student, how will I know which classes will transfer to the College of Design?
Students must submit official transcripts. Upon receipt the College of Design Admissions office will contact you.

How many students are enrolled in the Historic Preservation program?
There are 25 graduate students in the Historic Preservation program.

How much does the program cost?
Information about tuition can be found in the University of Kentucky Registrar's website.
http://www.uky.edu/Registrar/feesgen.htm

Once an offer is made, can you defer for a year?
Yes, the admissions committee reviews each case individually.

Do you offer spring admittance?
It is possible, please contact the Student Services office for more information.

Is there a minimum required GRE or TOEFL score?
There are minimum requirements set by the university.  You can find this information in the University of Kentucky Undergraduate Admissions website, graduate students can refer to the University of Kentucky Graduate School website.

If I have applied to the program before and want to apply again, do I need to submit a new application?
Yes, all applicants are required to resubmit.

What are the Kentucky residency requirements?
Information about the University of Kentucky's residency policy can be found here:
http://www.uky.edu/Registrar/residenc.htm

Why do I hear from both the Historic Preservation Program and the Graduate School?
You must meet all of the requirements and be admitted into the University of Kentucky Graduate School before the School of Historic Preservation can process your application.

Can I get advanced standing in your program?
Yes, the Admissions committee reviews each case.

Do I have to apply for Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships?
No, all graduate students are considered for these opportunities.

If I do not get a GTA my first year, can I get one my second year?
Yes, it is possible.

Interior Design FAQs

Interior Design FAQs

What degree will I receive if I complete the undergraduate program in Interior Design?

The four-year undergraduate program in Interior Design leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design (BAID).

Does the College of Design award the professional degree in Interior Design?

Yes, the Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design is the professional degree.

If I complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design at the College of Design, will I be guaranteed admission to the graduate program in Interior Design?

There is no guarantee of admission into the graduate program.

All applicants are required to submit applications to both the UK Graduate School Admissions Office and School of Interior Design Student Services Office.  The School of Interior Design Admissions Committee is responsible for reviewing applicants and making admissions decisions. 

How many credits are required for the Interior Design degrees?

132 credit hours for the Bachelors degree
30 credit hours for the Masters degree

Is a portfolio required for entrance into the undergraduate program in Interior Design at the College of Design?

After you entering your UK student ID# and pay the application fee in the School of Interior Design online application you will receive a Special Portfolio Exercise. 
Note - this will not be a portfolio of your existing work.

As a transfer student, how will I know which classes will transfer to the College of Design?

Students must submit official transcripts; upon receipt the College of Design Admissions office will contact you.

How many students are enrolled in the Interior Design program?

There are approximately 80 students in the Interior Design program.

How long does it take to complete my degree?

The Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design takes four years to complete.  The Masters in Interior Design professional degree takes two years.

When is the application deadline?

May 15 - Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design 
March 15 - Masters in Interior Design

How much does the program cost?

Information about tuition can be found in the University of Kentucky Registrar's website.
http://www.uky.edu/Registrar/feesgen.htm

Once an offer is made, can you defer for a year?

Yes, the admissions committee reviews each case individually.

Do you offer spring admittance?

We do not offer spring admittance for our undergraduate programs. 

This is possible in the graduate program; please contact the Student Services office for more information.

Is there a minimum required GPA, or GRE or TOEFL score?

There are minimum requirements set by the university.  You can find this information in the University of Kentucky Undergraduate Admissions website, graduate students can refer to the University of Kentucky Graduate School website.

If I have applied to the program before and want to apply again, do I need to submit a new application?

Yes, all applicants are required to resubmit.

What are the Kentucky residency requirements?

Information about the University of Kentucky's residency policy can be found here:
http://www.uky.edu/Registrar/residenc.htm

Graduate Specific FAQs

Graduate Specific FAQs

Why do I hear from both the School of Interior Design and the Graduate School?

You must meet and all of the requirements and be admitted into the University of Kentucky Graduate School before the School of Interior Design can process your application.

Can I get advanced standing in your program?

Yes, the Admissions committee reviews each case.

Do I have to apply for Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships?

No, all graduate students are considered for these opportunities.

If I don’t get a GTA my first year, can I get one my second year?

Yes, it is possible.

Architecture

Architecture

The School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky has achieved a national reputation for excellence through the commitment of its faculty and the spirit, talent and dedication of its students. The School of Architecture is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

The architecture studio is the foundation of the program. Studios provide a social and curricular framework for the architecture student. Representational skills such as drawing, model making, and computer modeling are practiced rigorously as essential skills for design. In addition to the design studio, students study building technology; materials and structural systems; digital fabrication techniques; the history, theory, and criticism of architecture; and the ethical and professional principles of a successful architecture practice.

Students also learn contemporary processes such as prototyping to solve problems, and innovate new solutions. Prototypes, three-dimensional physical models, are created with digital design and fabrication tools and technologies such as CNC milling, 3-D printing, and laser-cutting. Prototypes can be created quickly allowing students to propose solutions; examine results; redefine problems; and propose new solutions. In the School of Architecture, prototyping has come to define a new model of design research in which the focus is not so much on the creation of a final design but rather on the creation of design knowledge itself.

The four-year Bachelor's degree in Architecture qualifies students for careers in architectural offices, building construction, development and public agencies. To become a licensed architect in Kentucky and other states, the graduate must complete a two-year Master of Architecture program. Both degree programs are offered at the University of Kentucky.

Accreditation
In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.

University of Kentucky School of Architecture offers the following NAAB accredited degree programs:

Master of Architecture (pre-professional degree + 57 graduate credits)

The University of Kentucky offers the following pre-professional degree:

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture (133 undergraduate credits)

Overview

Degree Programs in Design The University of Kentucky grants the following degrees in the College of Design:

• Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
• Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
• Master of Architecture
• Master of Arts in Interior Design, Merchandising and Textiles (IDMT)
• Master of Historic Preservation