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Lectures + Workshops

The College of Design has a revered history for enticing major talent to share their knowledge firsthand through its annual lecture series and workshop offerings. As in the past, this new academic year will continue that tradition. Stay tuned here for complete details of what we have lined up for you.

2018 Historic Preservation Symposium Videos

To watch the lectures from this year's Historic Preservation Symposium, please visit the College of Design Facebook page.

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Alan Ricks Lecture on March 30

Alan Ricks, co-founder of MASS Design Group, will give a talk titled "Justice is Beauty" on Friday, March 30 at 4 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

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2018 Historic Preservation Symposium

The 2018 Historic Preservation Symposium will be held Friday, March 30.

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SOA Director to Give Lecture

SOA Director Jeffrey Johnson will deliver a keynote lecture tonight at the Revitalizing Rural Environments Symposium.

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Patrick Hobgood Lecture | March 26

UK School of Architecture alum Patrick Hobgood, of Hobgood Architects, will speak on Monday, March 26 at 5 p.m. in Pence 209.

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Pope Villa Seminar with Darwin Stapleton | March 22

Darwin Stapleton, a historian of technology, science and medicine, will speak on the Benjamin H. Latrobe-designed Pope Villa and early 19th-century scientific inquiry. The event will take place at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 22 at the Thomas Hunt-Morgan House.

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Jeanne Gang to Lecture in Louisville on Feb. 28

On Feb. 28, 2018, internationally renowned architect Jeanne Gang will present a public talk as part of the University of Kentucky College of Design’s spring lecture series.

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HP Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Make plans to attend the Historic Preservation Spring 2018 Lecture Series, with events on Feb. 19, March 5, March 26 and April 9 in the Community Room at the Louisville Free Public Library.

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Pope Villa Seminar | Feb. 15

Join the UK College of Design and Blue Grass Trust on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. for a Pope Villa Seminar featuring School of Architecture alum Haviland Argo and School of Architecture Director Jeffrey Johnson for their seminar, "Now: Preservation & Architecture" at the Dr. Thomas H. Morgan House, 210 N. Broadway, in downtown Lexington.

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Sarah Dunn Lecture – UrbanLab: Bowling – Feb. 7

Beyond the physical building lies the viability of our natural resources and its impact on the future of design. The School of Architecture is pleased to invite Sarah Dunn to lead a discussion on this critical topic.

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Karen Lewis Lecture + Workshop – Feb. 2

"Graphitecture" - a lecture by Karen Lewis

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Spring 2018 School of Architecture Lecture Series

Spring 2018 lectures presented by the School of Architecture in the College of Design.

Interiors Reviews – Dec 8 + School Show

Reviews @ 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. + School Show

Architecture Reviews – Dec 8

Time TBD

Architecture Reviews – Dec 7

Time TBD

Interiors Reviews – Dec 6

From 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Architecture Reviews – Dec 6

time TBD

Interiors Reviews – Dec 4

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Interiors Reviews – Dec 1

From 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Lynne Funk Lecture | Nov. 21

Lynne Funk, AIA, principal of LFA Architects, will share her insight into the stringent architectural review standards in New York City’s historic districts. Funk, who holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the UK College of Design, will deliver “Process, Contemporary Design and Material Choices in NYC Historic Districts” on Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 1-2:30 p.m. in Pence Hall 209.

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Architectural Impact and Our Natural Resources Addressed in Sarah Dunn Lecture Nov. 13

Beyond the physical building lies the viability of our natural resources and its impact on the future of design. The School of Architecture is pleased to invite Sarah Dunn to lead a discussion on this critical topic.

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Sharing Session with Christine Mobley

Christine Mobley joined the faculty of the School of Interiors this fall, and now is your chance to learn more about her experience in residential kitchen and bath design. November 10th at 11 a.m. in 103 Funkhouser.

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Rakatansky Lecture to Focus on Digital Techniques to Close-Read Buildings

This lecture explores how Rakatansky has been engaging design elements as actors that act and react in and through social space, through a range of scales in architecture, interiors, graphics, products and urbanism.

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Historic Preservation Faculty Forum

Faculty from the Department of Historic Preservation will share presentations on their latest research projects, including Shrinking History: Politics, Preservation and National Monument Boundaries. Wednesday, Nov 8 | 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Pence Hall 209

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Hollwich Kushner Lecture

Presented by the School of Architecture, Matthias Hollwich from Hollwich Kushner–a leading architecture firm based in Lower Manhattan–will visit the UK College of Design.

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Dr. Adrian Parr to Lecture on Urban Clear-Cutting

This presentation – Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. in the Academic Science Building – by guest lecturer Dr. Adrian Parr will examine how built environments are turned into a weapon of war.

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Zawistowski Lecture – Why Architecture Matters.

Zawistowski Lecture @ 5 p.m. | Whitehall Classroom Building, room 122

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Indefinite Kindred

Sign-up to participate in SoA Instructor Brian Richter's workshop

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Sharing Session with Barb Young

Learn more about new Interiors professor Barb Young as she shares her experience in the commercial design and education environments as well as her foray into academia. 11 a.m. @ 103 Funkhouser

“Progress & Prosperity” Book Launch Discussion

"Progress & Prosperity" book launch discussion led by Jeffrey Johnson with Daan Roggeveen


The UK School of Interiors will sponsor a design exchange [dxuky] to bring together educators and members of industry.

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Monuments & Memorials Lecture | Oct. 4

Recent debates over Confederate memorials have raised powerful questions. This panel examines those debates and what they mean for the future of memorialization in the United States.

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Patkau Architects

Patkau Architects @ 5:00 p.m. | Academic Science Building

Citizen Jane Screening at the Speed Museum

“Citizen Jane,” the film that follows activist and author Jane Jacobs who fought to preserve urban communities, will be screened Sept. 21 at the Speed Museum in Louisville.

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Design Slam

Join College of Design students to take part in the fun and cheer on the competing design teams as they race to complete compelling designs for a space in Lexington, KY in just one hour.

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Sharing Session with Gregory Marinic

Sharing Session with Gregory Marinic @ 11:00 a.m. | 103 Funkhouser

Jose Oubrerie Exhibit Opening + Lecture

Jose Oubrerie Exhibit Opening + Lecture @ 7:00 p.m. | 21c Museum Hotel

Moontower Festival | Jordan Hines’ Studio Exhibit

Exhibit Columbus (Marty Summers Exhibiting)

Located on the grounds of Central Middle School, the University Installations showcase the cutting-edge work of six Midwestern universities - including the School of Architecture at the UK College of Design - with master’s programs in architecture and design.

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Studio Louisville

College of Design Expands Into Louisville With New Architecture Studio

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