UK/CoD instructor Darren Taylor presents at Governor’s Mansion Centennial Symposium
January 30, 2014 | School
Architecture instructor and UK/CoD alum Darren Taylor spoke at the Kentucky Govenor's Mansion Centennial Symposium on January 22 in Frankfort.
His talk, "The Preservation and Valuation of Public Buildings as our Shared Heritage: Owning Everyone's Architecture" focused on the success stories throughout the commonwealth of public structures that serve their intended purpose and afford the public the opportunity to engage with historic architectures.
The Kentucky Governor’s Mansion reached an historic milestone this year, turning 100 years old on Jan. 20. This national landmark has been home to twenty-five Kentucky governors and has served as an impressive setting for welcoming dignitaries from across the globe as well as the citizens of the Commonwealth.
The Centennial is being marked with a yearlong celebration of events honoring the Mansion’s architectural, social and political history. Some of the many celebratory events include the premiere of a new documentary about the mansion’s 100 year history, a mansion symposium, a special legacy project involving all 120 Kentucky counties and more.