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Professors Mike McKay and Liz Swanson exhibit at the Lexington Art League

UK/CoD Assistant Professor Mike McKay and Associate Professor Liz Swanson, both of the School of Architecture, will exhibit original works in the upcoming exhibition at the Loudoun House. The exhibition, entitled "Currents: Horror Amour" is a celebration of local art currated by Georgia Henkel Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic…
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UK/CoD graduate student Mark Manczyk wins first place in UK’s Venture Challenge

From the Lexington Herald-Leader   Architecture graduate student Mark Manczyk was awarded first place in University of Kentucky's Venture Challenge, a competition for student entrepreneurs. He pitched his idea for a company called re.3.   The company would sell consumer products with short use cycles — such as non-prescription sunglasses and iPhone…
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UK/CoD students design murals for new campus residence halls

Six architecture and interiors students in the UK College of Design competed to design murals for community spaces in UK’s new residence halls.   Students addressed design prompts for laundry rooms, study rooms, and multi-purpose areas in Woodland Glen III, IV, and V using themes and color schemes provided by…
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UK/CoD students partner with Gatton College for MBA presentations

Students from the UK/CoD School of Architecture partnered with MBA students in the Gatton College of Business and Economics on business proposals for a variety of products and technologies.   In association with the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship, students participated in a course that provided an overview of the…
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UK/CoD faculty awarded sustainability grants

by Whitney Harder   The University of Kentucky President’s Sustainability Advisory Committee recently announced seven sustainability projects receiving grants, a total of $100,000 in funding, from the UK Sustainability Challenge Grant Program. A wide range of sustainability projects were chosen, from North Limestone neighborhood initiatives to "microcomputers" that monitor individual…
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UK/CoD students featured in undergraduate arts journal

The newest edition of Shale, the University of Kentucky undergraduate arts journal, features the works of several UK/CoD students.   First year architecture student Irvin Shaifa, second year architecture students Pooya Mohoghegh and Shane Wireman, and third year architecture student Matthew Ireland each had original works published in the journal’s…
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Three School of Interiors students honored awards in the Oswald Research and Creativity Competition

The University of Kentucky Office of Undergraduate Research honored three College of Design students with awards in the Oswald Research and Creativity Competition.   Morgan Black, a fourth-year interiors student, was awarded first place with her entry, Artful Adaptation/Empowerment Through Expression.   Jessica Funke, a fourth year interiors student, was…
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Professors Carll-White and Fay present at Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego

Professors in the School of Interiors, Lindsey Fay and Allison Carll-White recently presented at the Healthcare Design Conference in San Diego with Professor Kevin Real of the College of Communication and Information Sciences. Their presentation discussed outcomes from their analysis of communication in the newly constructed emergency department at the…
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Professor Christopher Manzo advances in Olin Cup design competition

Christopher Manzo, an instructor in the UK/CoD School of Interiors, has advanced to the final round of competition in the Washington University Olin Cup.  Professor Manzo's start-up company, Kit-Case, has designed a combination smartphone case and wallet. Read more about his design here. Since 1988 the Olin School at…
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Professor Mike McKay awarded McDowell Fellowship

Assistant Professor of Architecture Mike McKay was recently awarded the McDowell Fellowship in Architecture. The fellowship was awarded by the McDowell Colony,a center whose mission is to nurture the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the…
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