Congratulations to the professional and student winners of the ADU Design Competition, sponsored by AARP and the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG). From left: Abbi Evans and Kathryn Sanders, SCB Architects, Jordan Million, Professor Liz Swanson, Professor Jordan Hines and Erin Ruhl, and Dave Garcia and Jordan Day. Pictured with competition organizer and School of Architecture Professor Brent Sturlaugson and Kristy Stambaugh, Director of Aging and Disability Services for LFUCG. (Honorable Mention in the student category goes to Hannah Engle; in the professional category: Michael Neureither of RossTarrant Architects).
Like many cities in the United States faced with suburban sprawl and accessibility issues, Lexington is considering amending its zoning to allow for accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. Commonly known as “granny flats,” ADUs offer improved accessibility for people with disabilities while adding vibrancy and diversity to the existing urban fabric. The competition asked participants to design an ADU on a generic site in Lexington.