Monday, December 21, 2009

EOP Projects Highlighted in Architect Magazine

Two EOP projects--Main + Rose Mixed-Use Development and the 2010 World Equestrian Games Outdoor Arena--were featured in an Architect magazine article about architecture in Lexington. EOP principal, Richard Polk, was also quoted in the piece. The article ran in the December 2009 edition of Architect. The full text can be viewed here.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Art in Motion Wins DLC Award

Congratulations to Yvette Hurt and Art in Motion for winning a 2009 Downtown Lexington Corporation Landscape and Streetscape Award for the ArtStop in downtown Lexington. ArtStop is a bus stop located at Third Street and Elm Tree Lane that features a sculpture by artist Gary Bibbs, as well as displays by local artists.

Friday, October 2, 2009

EOP Named 2009 AIA KY Distinguished Firm

The Distinguished Firm Award is presented to recognize an AIA Kentucky member firm that through consistent leadership, vision and ability has distinguished itself over the past decade through design and implementation of works of architecture that enhance the quality of our environment.

EOP Featured in Business Lexington

Business Lexington published a piece today profiling EOP's role in the LexTran ArtStop project. EOP provided design services for this community venture, which was a joint effort between Art in Motion, Inc., local artist Garry Bibbs, and other community and neighborhood groups. The bus stop, located downtown at Third Street and Elm Tree Lane, includes a shelter, benches, art panels, and a sculpture. EOP principal, Paul Ochenkoski, discusses EOP's motivation for involvement in a project like this: "As architects, we have always had an interest in art and the art community, and we enjoy making it part of our repertoire, as part of our work. With all of the buildings we've done, we always try to incorporate some artwork, even if it's out front as a stand alone sculpture."

Read the entire article here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Ace Weekly Recognizes EOP in its Annual "Best of Lex" Poll

Ace Weekly readers voted EOP Architects Lexington's "Best Architectural Firm". Each year Ace polls its readers on the best Lexington has to offer from arts and entertainment to events and local businesses.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Gateway Community & Technical College Dedicates Nursing Facility

Gateway Community & Technical College held a dedication ceremony on Friday for the Allied Health Sciences and Nursing Center on its Edgewood Campus. Participants in the ceremony included Helen W. Mountjoy, cabinet secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, Michael B. McCall, Kentucky Community & Technical College System president, and G. Edward Hughes, Gateway Community & Technical College president. During the ceremony, a special presentation was made to the family of the late Henry E. Pogue IV. Pogue was instrumental in the establishment of the Edgewood Campus. Additionally, all ceremony attendees were given a gift card to the website; trees will be planted across the globe in honor of the event.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Community Celebrates LexTran ArtStop Dedication

Neighborhood residents, community leaders, and arts activists gathered at the corner of Third Street and Elm Tree Lane on Sunday afternoon to celebrate the completion of LexTran's new ArtStop bus shelter. Thanks to Art in Motion, LexTran, Gary Bibbs, and everyone else who made this project a huge success.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Herald-Leader Covers BCTC Newtown Pike Master Plan Project

In anticipation of Tuesday night's public forum regarding the Bluegrass Community & Technical College's Newtown Pike Master Plan, Tom Eblen discussed the project in his column today.

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 13 at 6:30pm at North Lexington YMCA.

Read Eblen's entire column: Changing the face of northwest Lexington.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Artstop Featured in Lexington Herald-Leader

The EOP designed Artstop, a LexTran art shelter, was discussed in today's Herald-Leader. In addition to benches and a canopy, the shelter--which will be located at the corner of Third Street and Elm Tree Lane--will include a free-standing sculpture and art murals. The shelter, designed in conjunction with Art in Motion, will be completed in early August.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Congratulations to EOP's Newest LEED APs

Three additional members of the EOP team have become LEED Accredited Professionals: Chris Estes, Jason Dunn, and Derek Brooks. Congratulations to each of them! Two-thirds of EOP's technical staff are now LEED APs.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Goodwill Indusries of Kentucky Celebrates Opening of Newest Donation and Retail Center

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky recently held the grand opening of its sixth Lexington area donation and retail center. The 10,000-square foot center is located just off Man O' War Boulevard at 3130 Mapleleaf Dr., Suite 110.

The ribbon-cutting events featured remarks by Erin Gold, Goodwill's vice-president of the Bluegrass Division and Bob Quick, president and CEO of Commerce Lexington.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

EOP Architects Named Winner of Innovative Architecture and Design Award

EOP Architects is the recipient of a 2009 Innovative Architecture and Design Award for their work on Urban Active Fitness - Taylorsville Road in Louisville, Kentucky. The award is one of only ten given annually to recognize innovative designs within the field of sports and recreation facilities. EOP Architects was the only architecture firm in the state of Kentucky to receive a 2009 award. The awards competition, sponsored by Recreation Management, is in its seventh year.

Urban Active – Taylorsville Road is a 67,364 square foot adaptive reuse project honored for its dynamic transformation from a vacant grocery store to a cutting edge fitness club. Centered on the concept of movement, this facility motivates its members to pursue lifestyles of health and fitness. “It is all about transparency and energy. A common theme that we have incorporated in all of the UA Fitness Centers has been to allow that energy not only to be shared internally but externally as well,” said Rick Ekhoff, design principal with EOP Architects. The judges of the competition particularly noted the merits of the bold architectural forms and the dramatic exterior transformation of this project.

Friday, May 1, 2009

EOP Wins Two Design Awards

EOP Architects recently received two design awards from the Kentuckiana Masonry Institute. Main + Rose Mixed Use Development was awarded the "M" Honor Award for Best Overall Use of Masonry Design; the Allied Health Sciences Center at Gateway Community and Technical College's Edgewood Campus was given the CMU Award of Honor. An awards luncheon was held on April 23 at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Kentucky Horse Park Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

The Kentucky Horse Park held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Outdoor Stadium today. The Stadium opens this weekend to host the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event. Speakers at the ceremony included Governor Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear, Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow and Kentucky Horse Park Executive Director John Nicholson.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Outdoor Stadium Featured in the Courier-Journal

The Louisville Courier-Journal showcased the new Kentucky Horse Park Outdoor Stadium on the front page of today's paper. The stadium, set to open for next week's Rolex Three Day Event, was designed for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

Read the entire article here.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Urban Active Named One of America's Healthiest Gyms

Urban Active was recently ranked number three in Health magazine's list of America's Healthiest Gyms. The article described the EOP-designed Urban Active at Polaris: "This innovative club understands the importance of environments that make you want to be there. Their newest building in Columbus, Ohio, for example, is 75% glass, and every club's indoor track boasts nearly complete panoramic views, surrounding members with sunlight."

Check out the entire article: America's Healthiest Gyms.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Urban Active Turfway Wins AGC Build Kentucky Award

EOP Architects, Brett Construction Company, and Global Fitness Holdings were recognized at the annual Associated General Contractor Build Kentucky Awards on February 7. Urban Active Turfway, located in Florence, Kentucky, was given one of three awards for buildings in the $5 - $10 million category. The AGC Build Kentucky Awards honor projects that "stand out due to their excellence in construction, project management, innovative design, conceptual development, and their positive impact on the community." Congratulations to everyone on the project team!

More images of Urban Active Turfway can be seen here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Eblen Discusses Potential of New BCTC Campus

Check out today's Lexington Herald-Leader. Tom Eblen's column features commentary about the potential of the new BCTC campus to make an enormous impact on Lexington. This campus will be developed on the existing Eastern State Hospital site. EOP Architects and M2D Design Group, along with Perkins+Will, are developing the master plan for the campus. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

EOP Bus Stop Design Featured in Business Lexington

A Business Lexington article recently featured a rendering of the EOP Bluegrass bus stop. This bus shelter was designed for a proposed location on Newtown Pike as a part of the Art In Motion Bus Stop Competition. The blue steel pipes, which frame the perimeter of the shelter, are a sculptural interpretation of Kentucky bluegrass and doubly serve as the structural support for the metal roof. The signage on the interior of the shelter is meant to be an art piece that can be changed on a regular basis.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

EOP Congratulates More New LEED APs

Four addtional staff members have attained LEED Accredited Professional status. Fe Myers, Mara Greene, Andrew Moore and Lakshmi Mahareddy have joined the growing ranks of LEED APs on staff, now totaling 14. Congratulations Fe, Mara, Andrew and Lakshmi!