UK/CoD Professor Michael Jacobs honored in AIA KY top ten list
November 22, 2013 | School
AIA Kentucky and Kentucky Educational Television (KET) along with our partners have joined to celebrate and recognize Kentucky Architecture that has influenced the way Kentuckians live, work, and play.
In celebration of AIA Kentucky's 50th anniversary, the influence architects have had on life in Kentucky, and the awareness of how a building can impact an individual and/or a community, Kentuckians were invited to nominate significant, memorable and functional buildings of all sizes and styles online.
Over 170 buildings were nominated and 50 have been chosen for an online juried competition inviting Kentuckians to choose their favorites. Winners of both were announced at a grand reveal celebration on November 21, 2013.
Among the top ten designs is the Northern Kentucky University student union. The central hub of NKU's campus was designed by Omni Architects. One of the firm's principals, Mike Jacobs, also serves on the faculty of the UK/CoD School of Architecture.
The University of Kentucky University Health Service Building, also designed by Omni, was included in the top 50 designs.
Also in the top ten is The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge in Covington, Kentucky. The modern residential building was designed by former University of Kentucky lecturer Daniel Lieskind.