Monday, December 22, 2008

More EOP Staffers Now LEED APs

As evidence of their continuing commitment to sustainability and excellence in design, EOP continues to add to its growing list of LEED Accredited Professionals. Daniel Ware, Callie Perry, Andrew Kesler, Megan Memmer and Chris Phebus have all recently attained LEED AP credentials. EOP now boasts a total of 11 LEED accredited professionals.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rick Ekhoff, AIA & Brent Bruner, AIA Now LEED APs


Not a group to rest on their laurels, Rick Ekhoff and Brent Bruner are now among the growing number of EOP team members that are LEED Accredited Professionals. Both men, who are principals at EOP, take a proactive approach to professional development and the pursuit of EOP’s mission of innovative excellence. Unlike a lot of continuing educational programs, the LEED AP test is not a cake walk. Both Rick and Brent have been recognized for their knowledge of sustainable design practices. Congrats to Brent and Rick!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Congrats to Jace Burris, AIA - Now LEED AP

Congratulations to Jace Burris, AIA for successfully passing the LEED Accredited Professional exam this week. Jace is among the first of many EOP’ers working to demonstrate their knowledge of sustainable design criteria. While there are a few options for quantifying green design, the LEED rating system is widely regarded as the industry standard.

It’s hard to turn on the TV or read the paper without noticing the groundswell of support for green design. That said, very few architects (and firms) have the practical experience necessary to make sustainable design a cost effective choice for developers and owners. EOP has consulted on the design of 11 facilities that are either currently LEED/SpiRit Certified or pursuing certification–plus dozens of projects with green design elements.

Keep up the great work Jace!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Main+Rose Wins AIA Kentucky Design Award

On October 10th, EOP Architects was awarded one of nine AIA Kentucky Chapter awards for outstanding design. Main & Rose is a mixed used facility with three floors of residential lofts and commercial space on the ground level including Dunkin Doughnuts, Wachovia Securities and Jimmy John’s Subs. Located at the busy corner of Main Street and Rose Street in downtown Lexington, this development is one of the most successful downtown loft properties. Read more about the AIAKY awards and other award-winning projects at the Courier Journal.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

EOP's Connection to 1st LEED Home in Kentucky

Resident architectural associate, Daniel Ware, worked on the Resonance House during his last semester at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design. Daniel acted as the site supervisor during construction.

Commenting on the effort to conserve materials during construction, Daniel Ware said, “We had a greater sense of what was going into the project, what was being purchased, and what was going out. The fun part was trying to use the materials to the greatest extent possible.” The result was a dramatic reduction in construction waste, a mere three tons compared to the standard 15 to 18 tons for a house of this size.

As the first LEED certified home in

Kentucky, Resonance House makes a nice connection to the Commonwealth’s first LEED facility, Lincoln Hall at Berea College, renovated by EOP in 2004.

Other articles on Resonance House:

(images courtesy of University of Kentucky News site)

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Community Leadership in Action

EOP architect Andrew Moore was recently selected for Leadership Lexington, an educational opportunity that broadens participants’ perspectives and increases their understanding of community dynamics and public issues.

Hosted by Commerce Lexington, this program is dedicated to helping future leaders:

  • Broaden their perspectives and understanding
  • Meet local and state leaders
  • Develop and expand network of contacts
  • Visit local sites and facilities
  • Gain exposure to current issues and developments
  • Build friendships and working relationships with class members

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

UK's Boone Center Renovated and Reopened

After closing in 2004, UK recently reopened the Hillary J. Boone Center (previously known as the Hillary J. Boone Faculty Club). Also new is Executive Chef, Will Preston, previously at the Heirloom Restaurant, Dudley’s and The Coach House.

EOP led the redesign and renovation efforts of over 20,000 sq ft of meeting space including a main dining room that can seat over 300 people.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Main+Rose Lofts Wins Construction Design Award

Congratulations to Phil Holoubek & everyone involved at Main and Rose, LLC for being awarded the 2008 New Construction Award by the Lexington Board of Architectural Review and the Historic Preservation Commission.

Main+Rose, located in Lexington, KY, is a downtown mixed-use urban infill development designed by EOP.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Congratulations to Jace Burris, AIA

Jace Burris became a licensed/registered architect in the State of Kentucky on 4/1/08 (no joke). He brings over 15 years experience in the construction industry including residential, commercial, historic renovation, and furniture design/build work. Congratulations, Jace!