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College of Design Professor Gary Rohrbacher named University Research Professor

Ardent congratulations go out to Professor Gary Rohrbacher, faculty in the School of Architecture, who was recently selected as one of the 2016-17 University Research Professors. He is the first professor within the College of Design to receive this prestigious designation. The University Research Professorships were established by the UK…
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CoD Students Present at NCUR

The UK College of Design was well represented at this year's National Conference for Undergraduate Research in Asheville, N.C., last week. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the NCUR conference is focused on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students at all institutions serving undergraduate students. Interiors students Katie Abushanab,…
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School of Architecture Graduate Cat Wentworth | Director of Institute 193

Passion becomes profession for Institute 193 Director Lexington Herald Leader BY ASHLIE STEVENS, Contributing Art Writer Photos by Charles Bertram cbertram@herald-leader.com   Cat Wentworth, the director of Institute 193, sits at a slick white desk opposite a wall of pillow guns. There are at least 50 of them hanging…
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CoD Grad Returns Nation’s Capitol to Original Grandeur

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2016) — Just a few drops. In 1999, a few drops of water found their way to the rotunda floor from the upper levels of the U.S. Capitol Building. Those drops would set in motion what is now known as the U.S. Capitol…
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Architecture Students Test the Real-World Waters

While many students opted for a trip to sun-drenched beaches for Spring Break 2016, several students from the School of Architecture took their first steps into the real world during this year's Practice Previews. These condensed visits allow students to get hands-on experience in working firms, network with industry professionals…
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Spring Break 2016: a Look Back for Interiors Students

This year, 32 students from the College of Design's School of Interiors set out for some hands-on experience during their spring break. These students spent time in design firms from New York to Los Angeles. Read through their journals to get a glimpse into their experiences.
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Professor Liz Swanson to speak at the 2016 ACSA International Conference

Professor Liz Swanson's paper abstract, "Simulating Practice : The Value of Craftsmanship," has been accepted for presentation in the "Architecture/Practice: Pre-Modern Training For a Postmodern Practice," session at this year's ACSA International Conference. This year's event will be held June 29 - July 1, 2016 in Santiago, Chile.
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Assistant Professor Lindsey Fay on Her Way to IAPS 24

Congratulations goes out to Assistant Professor Lindsey Fay for being accepted as a speaker at this year's IAPS conference in Lund, Sweden. In June, Fay will give a presentation titled, "Understanding Emergency Department Design through Supportive Design Theory,” which will discuss key findings from her team's emergency department post-occupancy evaluation…
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In Memoriam: Norman A. Chrisman, Jr.

We sadly report the passing of Norman A. Chrisman, Jr., AIA, on Friday, March 4 at the age of 93. Mr. Chrisman served in various offices of the AIA East Kentucky Chapter and the Kentucky Society of Architects (KSA), now AIA Kentucky, where he was state president in 1967. He…
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“Rethinking Historic Preservation” - 2016 HP Symposium

Adaptive reuse is one of many topics of discussion planned for “Rethinking Historic Preservation,” April 1, 2016, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Downtown Arts Center in Lexington, Ky. The symposium, presented by the Department of Historic Preservation at the UK College of Design, will encourage brainstorming…
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