You’re Not You When You’re Hungry

When you're hangry, the new Pence Cafe has everything you need.

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Unsupported Exhibition

"Unsupported" is a showcase of work by regional faculty members that attempts to approximate an image of youthful Midwestern Architecture.

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IDEC Midwest Comes to UK | Nov. 1-2

The College of Design is proud to host this year's IDEC Midwest Conference, Nov. 1-2 in Lexington, Kentucky.

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MUED Launches With Land Grab Event

With standing room only, the film premiere of Land Grab at KMAC in Louisville on Sept. 7, 2018 was a resounding success, with UK President Eli Capilouto, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and dozens of College of Design students and guests in attendance.

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What If | with Elena Manferdini

Learn the importance of broadening your intellectual and critical understanding of the political role of architecture in society. During this lecture, Elena Manferdini, founder of award-winning Atelier Manferdini in Venice, California, will share the specific effectiveness of visual languages to formulate alternative realities.

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Establishing a Way of Working | POD A+D

Learn how to compare shared influencing factors on varying projects with Doug Pierson, founder of POD A+D, and co-founder Youn Choi. Pierson founded pod architecture + design in 2016 with his partner in work and life, Youn Choi.

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Haiti Studio Wins 2018 AIA Film Challenge Award

Congratulations to the students in Professor Bruce Swetnam's Haiti studio, who were recently named International Winner in the 2018 AIA Film Challenge for their film “Freedom to Play.”

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Scott Francisco Lecture | Oct. 10 @ 5 p.m.

"Forests and Trees, Systems and Cities," a lecture by Scott Francisco of Pilot Projects

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William Joiner Lecture

William Joiner of Antique River Logs will give a College of Design lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 17 @ 5 p.m. in the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. As a fifth-generation river-man, William’s heritage resonates in his passion. Through development of technique and technology, he is the only person in the state of Kentucky licensed to dive and reclaim “remarkable timbers, resting on river bottoms, preserved by deep, cold water, and a lack of oxygen and light,” from Old Growth Forests dating back to the logging industry.

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Assistant Professor Brent Sturlaugson Publishes in Places

Assistant Professor Brent Sturlaugson was recently published in Places, the journal of public scholarship on the built environment.

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What’s Next? 2018 | School of Interiors

The School of Interiors presents What’s Next?, an evening that engages regional professionals in student portfolio reviews, followed by a panel discussion on pathways to the profession.

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Riesenweber Secures National Register Listing for Pope Villa

Julie Riesenweber, assistant professor in the Department of Historic Preservation, recently helped Pope Villa in Lexington achieve its place on the National Register of Historic Places as a nationally significant example of early national-era architecture.

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CoD Faculty Exhibition

We invite you to attend the College of Design Faculty Exhibition in the Community Gallery at the Downtown Arts Center.

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College of Design Launches New MUED Program

The changing needs of towns and cities increasingly demand solutions to problems that bridge public and private, policy and practice, and require multiple forms of expertise. The new Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Design (MUED) at the College of Design will prepare students to work in settings where knowledge of design, municipal policy and community engagement can make a meaningful difference.

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Land Grab: A Film Screening & Public Conversation

5:30-7:30 p.m. | Friday, Sept. 7 | KMAC Museum, Louisville Join the University of Kentucky College of Design for the Kentucky premier of the provocative new documentary Land Grab and a discussion with two leading urban thinkers. How do we reimagine the future of American cities in an era of unrelenting change? What strategies hold promise, and who should determine the fate of long-suffering neighborhoods?

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Electives for Fall 2018

This fall, the College of Design is offering a bounty of electives in each of its programs.

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HP Professor Appler Receives NEH Grant

Congratulations go out to Historic Preservation Assistant Professor Doug Appler for earning a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for his project “Reassessing the History of Urban Renewal in the United States, 1950–1975.”

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Dean

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration is open at the College of Design.

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SOI Students Attend NeoCon 2018

School of Interiors Lecturer Chris Birkentall traveled to Chicago with 12 students to attend NeoCon during its annual conference June 11-13, 2018.

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CoD Students Intern With CEDIK

Students in the College of Design are participating in CEDIK's Downtown Revitalization Project in Manchester, Ky., this summer.

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Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Luhan, one of three recipients of the University of Kentucky 2018 Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

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SOI 2018 Awards

Congratulations to these School of Interiors 2018 award winners.

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Swanson Elected to University Senate

Director of Student Services Azhar Swanson was recently elected to the University Senate Committee as the Admissions & Academic Standards representative.

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2018 End of Year Show Highlights Student Work

Friends and family came to the College of Design to celebrate student work at the 2018 End of Year Show.

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Rebekah Radtke Earns Knight Foundation Fellowship

SOI Assistant Professor Rebekah Radtke is one of 20 community leaders from cities across the United States to have been selected to participate in the 2018 Emerging City Champions fellowship program. The program is sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

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School of Interiors students will present their work at the Undergraduate Research showcase Wednesday, April 25 from 1-6 p.m.

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SOI Professor & Student Earn Summer Fellowship

Congratulations to third-year SOI student Caroline Miracle and Associate Professor Lindsey Fay on their University of Kentucky Undergraduate Summer Research and Creativity Fellowship for summer of 2018.

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2017-2018 EOYS | May 4

Join us for the College of Design's End of Year Show at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4.

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Local Students Participate in Design Spring Break

Historic Preservation Lecturer Travis Rose conducted a design-focused workshop for Lexington-area middle and high school students over their spring break.

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SOA Student Works in NOLA Over Spring Break 2018

The College of Design’s Rachel Crosslin visited New Orleans to work on a project in the Upper 9th Ward over Spring Break 2018.

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SOA Professor O’Bryan Presents at WSSA

Professor Mark O'Bryan, AIA, NCARB, presents at the Western Social Science Association's Annual Conference.

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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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New Research Published by SOI Professors

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Lindsey Fay and Professor Allison Carll-White on their recently published research.

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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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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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Dean Vernon to Speak at IDSA Medical Design Conference

Dean Mitzi Vernon will speak Thursday, March 29, at the IDSA Medical Design Conference in Boston.

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Architecture Students Continue to Build in Haiti

Students from Professor Bruce Swetnam's architecture studio recently returned from another trip to Haiti where they continued work at Chez Moi Orphanage.

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UK Architecture Professor Views Teaching as Serving

Watch Associate Dean for Students Bruce Swetnam with his architecture studio students, and you'll see why he was honored with one of UK's 2018 Great Teacher Awards.

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SOA Alum Honored With AIA Young Architects Award

Erin Sterling Lewis, AIA, is a recipient of a 2018 Young Architects Award. Lewis is a 2002 graduate of the School of Architecture.

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SOI Faculty Honored at 2018 IDEC Conference

At the recent 2018 Annual Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Conference in Boston, faculty members from the School of Interiors were honored with multiple awards.

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SOA Student Montre’ale Jones Awarded Gaines Fellowship

This March, Montre’ale Jones was one of only 12 undergraduate students to be awarded a prestigious Gaines Fellowship.

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Gregory Marinic Published in “Interiors Beyond Architecture” Book

Dr. Gregory Marinic, Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Interiors and Associate Professor in the College of Design, was recently published in Interiors Beyond Architecture (Routledge, 2018).

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Inclusion by Design event | Monday, Feb. 26

Make plans to attend Inclusion by Design: Navigating Identity in the Field, the first in a series on inclusivity and diversity for students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College of Design. Monday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.

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2018 Historic Preservation Symposium

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

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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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The Making of an Avant-Garde Film Screening

The School of Architecture at the UK College of Design will present The Making of an Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984.

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Design Job Fair on April 4

The UK College of Design will host its inaugural Design Job Fair on Wednesday, April 4 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Pence Hall.

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Professor McKay Chosen as Finalist for Arte Laguna Prize

Congratulations to SOA Associate Professor Mike McKay for being chosen as one of the finalists for the 12th edition of the Arte Laguna Prize.

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Apply to the College of Design Ambassador Program

The College of Design will be accepting applications soon for its Ambassador Program.

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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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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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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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CoD Students Selected as Habitat Officers

Congratulations to two SOA students who were selected to serve as officers of the University of Kentucky Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter.

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Undergrad Scholarship Application Is Live

The application for undergraduate scholarships is now open.

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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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Studio Louisville Heads to Chicago

Claire Cahan of Studio Gang talks about working with Studio Louisville students.

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Studio Louisville Fall 2017 in Review

A recap of Studio Louisville's Fall 2017 semester.

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SOI Students Redesign Hemp Factory

Working in teams of two, 2nd-year SOI students in Professor Christine Mobley's class worked with a developer and the North Limestone CDC to redesign one level of a former hemp factory on Limestone. Here is one team's take on the project.

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SOA Director Johnson to Speak at UABB

SOA Director Jeffrey Johnson will participate in the panel discussion "Capital, Culture and Countryside" at the 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism + Architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen, China on Dec. 16. Johnson is a past director and curator of the UABB and currently serves on its academic committee.

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Several CoD Faculty Earn 2018 Sustainability Grants

Congratulations to the following CoD faculty, recipients of 2018 Sustainability Grants. Julie Riesenweber, Daniel Vivian, Doug Appler and Robert Travis Rose from Historic Preservation; Chris Birkentall, Interiors; Brent Sturlaugson, Architecture; Greg Luhan, Architecture; and Helen Turner, Interiors.

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SOA Professors Take to the Air!

Inspired by the bourbon stills of Louisville’s famed spirit, The Intertwining – a sculpture by School of Architecture professors Mike McKay and Liz Swanson – will find permanent residence at the Louisville International Airport in summer 2018.

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Preservation Chair Dan Vivian Interviewed on Confederate Statues

Confederate statues and monuments have made local and national headlines as the country decides how to respond to the memorialization of confederate soldiers.

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Fencing in Appalachia

For 13 years now, students from the Department of Historic Preservation have attended the annual dry stone masonry workshop at Pine Mountain Settlement School in Eastern Kentucky.

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Humanitarian Architecture Drives Students From Kentucky to Haiti

A call to help build a Haitian orphanage in Professor Bruce Swetnam’s Spring 2017 studio has evolved into a project driven by a passion for humanitarian architecture.

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Undergraduate Open House Friday, Nov. 17

The UK College of Design will hold its Graduate Open House on Friday, Nov. 17.

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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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Professor Wallis Miller Honored by SESAH

Congratulations go out to School of Architecture Professor Wallis Miller, who won the 2017 Journal Article Award from the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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Graduate Open House Friday, Nov. 10

The UK College of Design will hold its Graduate Open House on Friday, Nov. 10.

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A Family Affair for SOA Alumni

Kenneth Hobgood (1977 SOA alum) and his son Patrick Hobgood (2005 SOA alum), along with Alan Tin (2004 SOA alum), are featured in this story from Archinect about their family-run architecture firm in Raleigh, N.C.

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SOA Presents “The Making of an Avant-Garde” Film Screening

The School of Architecture at the College of Design is pleased to present The Making of an Avant-Garde: The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984.

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Swanson and Clark Presented at NAFSA

Azhar Swanson, Director of Student Services, and Cyndy Clark, Assistant Director for Student Services, recently presented at the NAFSA...

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Dr. Luhan to Speak at Architecture for Justice conference

Professor Greg Luhan will present Re-Envisioning Juvenile Justice Educational Environments: Inspire. Integrate. Innovate at the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice conference Oct. 29-31.

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SOI Director Patrick Lee Lucas Now a BALA Fellow

Patrick Lee Lucas, Director of the School of Interiors, now a BALA Fellow.

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College of Design Prepares for Launch of Product Design Program

To think forward about product design education situated in the 21st century and specifically in Kentucky and at UK, Dean Mitzi Vernon held a Product Design Roundtable in September.

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Indefinite Kindred

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

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The College of Design Welcomes New Faculty for 2017-18

The new academic year brings with it many new faces to the 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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Professor Appler Publishes Book on Urban Archaeology

Historic Preservation Professor Douglas Appler has recently co-authored the book, “Urban Archaeology, Municipal Government and Local Planning.”

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Zawistowski Lecture – Why Architecture Matters.

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

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Lindsey Fay Published in The Journal of Learning Spaces.

Congratulations to Lindsey Fay, assistant professor in the School of Interiors, for her recently published article.

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Nation’s First Hybrid Historic Preservation Field School Abloom With Data on Gardenside

Students at the University of Kentucky are currently wrapping up some of the first research collected on a mid-century neighborhood as part of the nation's first hybrid field school in historic preservation.

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HP Symposium Earns KY Heritage Council Award

Congratulations go out to the Department of Historic Preservation in the College of Design

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Dr. Gregory Luhan Honored as University Research Professor

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2017-18 year.

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MAD Architects Travel Fellowship

MAD Architects Travel Fellowship open to all international students.

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Lindsey Fay and Allison Carll-White recently published in HERD

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

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

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Brian Andrews Work Featured in Exhibition

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

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New Kentucky Field School Earns Orlando Ridout V Fieldwork Fellowship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Job Announcement: Student Affairs Officer I

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

Professor Wallis Miller publishes article on Architectural Histories.

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UK Design Proposals Strike Chord with Community

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

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

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

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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Diversity Challenge Fall 2016: The Diversity of Line

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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Design Activism in Brazil

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

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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