White geometric forms coming off of a wood surface.

Early prototypes for AtFab, a modern furniture company

Gary Rohrbacher, with partner Anne Filson

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MAD Architects Travel Fellowship

April 17, 2017

MAD Architects Travel Fellowship open to all international students.

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Lindsey Fay and Allison Carll-White recently published in HERD

April 17, 2017

Lindsey Fay and Allison Carll-White were recently published in HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal.

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New Fellowships Announced for 2017 Kentucky Field School

April 11, 2017

Additional partial tuition and housing fellowships available for the 2017 Kentucky Field School.

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Brian Andrews Work Featured in Exhibition

April 11, 2017

Brian Andrews work chosen for the new Drawn exhibition at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati

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Winka Dubbeldam to Visit April 7 as Part of Lecture Series

April 5, 2017

We are pleased to welcome Winka Dubbeldam to the College of Design as part of the Spring 2017 Lecture Series.

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New Kentucky Field School Earns Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship

April 3, 2017

The new Kentucky Field School – a part of the Department of Historic Preservation in the College of Design – was recently awarded the Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship.

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School of Interiors Wins National Award

March 30, 2017

The School of Interiors in the College of Design was recently honored with the IDEC Teaching Excellence Award.

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Professor Doug Appler Featured on WUKY for HP Symposium

March 30, 2017

Should we as a society work to preserve historic sites notorious for their connection to violence and conflict? That’s the essential question that will be discussed at a special conference this Friday at the University of Kentucky.

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Liz Swanson Accepted to Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Forum

Liz Swanson, associate professor in the School of Architecture, has had her work “The Space Between” accepted to the Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Forum.

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Mark O’Bryan Honored with Award of Excellence

March 27, 2017

Congratulations to Mark O’Bryan, associate professor in the School of Architecture, on his recent Award of Excellence.

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College of Design has been awarded 7 Addy Awards

The College of Design has been awarded 7 Addy Awards by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The Gold Awards will now compete at the regional competition.

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The Kentucky Field School

The University of Kentucky College of Design, Department of Historic Preservation is proud to offer the country’s first hybrid field school – HP 676 Field Methods in Heritage Conservation.

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Job Announcement Full-time Lecturer in the School of Interiors

The School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer position with expertise in one or more of the following categories: Digital Media, Design Fabrication, Interior Design Professional Practice, Interior Construction, and Interior Building Systems.

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School of Interiors Student Marissa Wilson Wins 1st Place in Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp

February 22, 2017

Interiors graduate student Marissa Wilson and finance and accounting December graduate Omer Tariq won the University of Kentucky Venture Challenge.

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Post-Graduate Fellowship in Graphic Design

The College of Design invites applications for a Post Graduate Fellowship in Graphic Design.

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College of Design Faculty Featured in New Lexington Art League Exhibit, Expanding Fields

February 16, 2017

The College of Design at the University of Kentucky is honored to announce the acceptance of work from several faculty and alumni into the latest exhibition, Expanding Fields, at the Lexington Art League.

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Mike Jacobs Honored with AIA Fellowship

February 16, 2017

The 2017 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated Michael W. Jacobs.

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Annual HP Symposium Addresses Conflict, Violence and Preservation

February 15, 2017

Sites strongly associated with violence, discrimination or tragedy represent a unique subset of historic sites; they tell stories that everyone in the present may not always want to hear. The annual Historic Preservation Symposium welcomes you to engage with speakers and discuss preservation’s role in continuing the conversation.

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Job Announcement: Student Affairs Officer I

February 9, 2017

The UK College of Design seeks applicants for a Student Affairs Officer I to assist the Office of Academic and Student Services.

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Professor Mike McKay’s art exhibit featured in Lexington Herald-Leader

A new exhibit at the University of Kentucky Art Museum tests spacial dimensions and structure, and installing it was sometimes as complicated as it sounds. UK architecture professor Mike McKay created the art piece, “Singularities,” that pushes the limits of what structure can do.

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Job Announcement Associate or Full Professor, Director of Technology

The School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky College of Design invites applicants to apply for a new faculty position, important in taking the next step toward integrating design technology within the disciplines.

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Job Announcement Associate or Full Professor in Interior Design

The School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky College of Design seeks a dynamic tenured associate or full professor to transform its graduate program offerings.

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Clay Lancaster/Abell Endowed Chair in Historic Preservation

January 17, 2017

We are inviting applications at the associate or full professor level for the Clay Lancaster/Abell Endowed Chair in Historic Preservation.

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Points of View: Herbert Bayer’s Exhibition Catalogue for the 1930 Section Allemande

January 10, 2017

Professor Wallis Miller publishes article on Architectural Histories.

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UK Design Proposals Strike Chord with Community

December 15, 2016

A structure based on the work of UK's own interiors and landscape architecture students is coming to Lexington's Southland Drive.

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FORM: Line-Plane-Solid

December 9, 2016

FORM: Line-Plane-Solid is a studio course, an exhibition and an area of scholarship for Dean Vernon. Using design instead of words, FORM: Line-Plane-Solid explains the concept of form through the act of physical fabrication.

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Searching For The Perfect Nursing Station Design

November 14, 2016

Researchers and staff at the University of Kentucky have teamed up with University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.

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UK HealthCare Cardiovascular Unit Design

November 29, 2016

College of Design faculty Lindsey Fay and Allison Carll-White and their students are getting to the heart of health care design.

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Looks Good on Paper | A Lecture by Michael Szivos

November 11, 2016

Founder of SOFTlab in New York, Szivos will present his lecture, “Looks Good on Paper,” at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11 at 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington.

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Diversity Challenge Fall 2016: The Diversity of Line

November 1, 2016

The year 2016 has been one of global discourse and divide on the issue of diverse voices. The University of Kentucky is responding with a new investment in creating an inclusive campus.

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An infographic with lines and shapes to show a design relationship between Brazil and USA.

Design Activism in Brazil

August 28, 2016

Rebekah Radtke, assistant professor of interiors, was recently published in Public, a Journal of Imagining America, for her work on community engagement through international experiences. Public is a peer-reviewed, multimedia e-journal focused on humanities, arts and design in public life. Congratulations to Rebekah!

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UK College of Design Welcomes New School of Architecture Director

June 16, 2016

The University of Kentucky College of Design announces the appointment of Jeffrey Johnson, the new Director of the School of Architecture. Johnson joins the faculty from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University where he was the founding director of the Asia Megacities Lab.

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