Monday, October 18, 2010

UK College of Pharmacy Receives AIA Honor Award

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Biological Pharmaceutical Complex has received an AIA Kentucky Honor Award.

The Honor Awards program of AIA Kentucky, the Kentucky Society of Architects, seeks to honor and bring to public attention distinctive works of architecture created by Kentucky architects. For over 46 years, the program has been dedicated to recognizing and applauding works of architecture exhibiting design excellence, and promoting public awareness and appreciation of the diversity, quality and scope of Kentucky Architecture.

The Kentucky Society's Honor Award is the highest professional honor bestowed upon a Kentucky architect by his or her peers, and it distinguishes the architect as one who is dedicated to making architecture the best it can be.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Southland Christian Church Reveals Design of New Campus

Southland Christian Church released architectural renderings of its plans for the old Lexington Mall on Richmond Road. EOP has been working with Southland on the design that will transform the vacant property into an additional campus for the church. The plans include the renovation of the old Dillard's store into educational space. Adjacent to this, a 49,000 sf 2,800-seat worship center will be added.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

LexTran & Art in Motion Dedicate Bluegrass Art Shelter

LexTran officials were joined this morning by 5th District Councilwoman Cheryl Feigel, Art in Motion President Yvette Hurt, and members of the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization as they revealed Lexington’s third artistic bus shelter. Designed by EOP Architects, the “Bluegrass” shelter is an artistic sculpture in itself and a tribute to Lexington’s rolling countryside.

“When I first came to LexTran, I made a commitment to adding more amenities, like benches and bus shelters,” said Rocky Burke, General Manager of LexTran. “When we can do something like this with the Bluegrass shelter, it provides shelter to our passengers and adds public art for the entire community.”

Burke also expressed his gratitude to all organizations and individuals who made the Bluegrass shelter possible, including Fifth District Councilwoman Cheryl Feigel. Feigel is the Chair of the Urban County Council Corridors Commission, a major contributor to the project. Funding for the art shelter was provided by the Urban County Council Corridors Commission and LexTran, with donations of time and services provided by EOP Architects, Steve Hranicky Construction, Iron Horse Forge, Yvette Hurt and Art in Motion.

“Our mission on Corridors is to improve the aesthetics of our corridors. I believe this certainly satisfies that goal and more, because it makes one of our corridors more functional,” added Cheryl Feigel, Fifth District Councilwoman, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council. The Bluegrass shelter is located at the corner of Newtown Pike and Ash Street (across from Lexington-Fayette County Health Department).

Friday, August 27, 2010

Bluegrass Bus Stop Dedication on Tuesday

The dedication for the Bluegrass Bus Stop will be held on Tuesday, August 31 at 11:00am at the corner of Newtown Pike and Ash Street. Bluegrass Bus Stop is a community collaboration between LexTran, Art-in-Motion, and EOP Architects.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

EOP Volunteers Help with Horse Mania Installation

Volunteers from EOP helped install Horse Mania horses around Lexington tonight. This public art project, which includes 89 full-size horses and 50 foals, will be on display in Lexington through October. In December, the horses will be auctioned at Keeneland with proceeds benefiting local charities and Lexington's developing public art program.

See all of EOP's photos of the installation on our Facebook page.

Southland Seeks Input from Community

Southland Christian Church held a community meeting yesterday evening at the old Lexington Mall property--the site of their planned Lexington campus.

The informal public meeting was a chance for the community to share ideas for Southland's new campus. EOP Architects and other members of the design team were on hand to answer questions and explain a preliminary site plan.

Read the Lexington Herald-Leader's coverage of the event.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Southland Christian to Purchase Vacant Lexington Mall Property

Southland Christian Church has announced its intent to purchase the vacant Lexington Mall property on Richmond Road and develop it into an additional campus. EOP Architects is pleased to be working with Southland on this exciting project.

Read the write-ups in the Lexington Herald-Leader and Business Lexington.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Horse Play" Foals are Unveiled

Horse Play foals will be on display at Lexington Public Library locations through October. These pieces, part of the larger Horse Mania project, were designed and decorated by Fayette County Public School students. The foals will be auctioned in February to benefit each school's art program, as well as other youth arts education programs.

EOP-sponsored foal "Liberty Belle" was designed by Liberty Elementary School students and will be on display at the Eagle Creek Branch Library.

Read more information at the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kentucky Horse Park Outdoor Stadium Featured in PanStadia Magazine

The British publication, PanStadia, recently highlighted the Kentucky Horse Park's Outdoor Stadium and EOP Architects in a feature about KHP's expansion in preparation for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

EOP principal, Paul Ochenkoski, speaks about the design of the stadium: "Architecturally, we felt it important to have the new stadium identify with the aesthetic language of the KHP and the surrounding horse farms. We felt the functional significance of the stadium warranted an iconic presence, yet we also knew to be sensitive to the large visual impact that a facility of this scale could potentially impose. We chose to address those challenges through the combination of details, massing rhythm and expressing the steel structure."

Monday, May 17, 2010

BCTC Unveils Newtown Pike Master Plan

At a press conference on Friday, the Bluegrass Community & Technical College shared the culmination of over one year of work by EOP, Perkins + Will, Urban Collage and m2d Design on the Newtown Pike Campus master plan. The plan outlines the 20-year development of the new BCTC campus that will be located on the current site of Eastern State Hospital. Phase I construction, which includes a new 90,000 sf classroom building, will begin in spring 2011. The master plan, divided into four phases, includes 14-17 buildings on the 48 acre site.

EOP served as the Project Manager for the master planning effort and was responsible for writing the Architectural Design Guidelines in addition to coordination of the entire master planning team.

Luminaries in attendance at the press conference included KCTCS President Dr. Michael McCall, Mayor Jim Newberry, Transylvania University President Dr. Charles Shearer, Governor Beshear's Chief of Staff Adam Edelen, and Councilwoman Andrea James.

Read coverage from the Herald Leader: BCTC announces details of Newtown Pike Campus.

Read coverage from Business Lexington: BCTC details plans for "Education Triangle".

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Herald-Leader Highlights Faith Pharmacy

Faith Pharmacy is a short-term medical assistance program that provides prescription medications to individuals that cannot afford coverage. Started as a cooperative effort between Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church and the Cathedral of Christ the King, Faith Pharmacy has been operating for 11 years.

EOP Architects and Messer Construction have teamed with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy to coordinate a renovation of the existing facility, located at the corner of East 7th Street and Elm Tree Lane. Construction on the renovation is slated to begin this summer.

Read the entire Herald-Leader article: Faith Pharmacy fills more than prescriptions.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Boone Tavern Achieves LEED Gold

EOP Architects provided design services for the renovation of the historic Boone Tavern located at College Square on Berea College’s campus. Boone Tavern was built in 1909 and has been a continually operating hotel and restaurant, serving the needs of Berea College, for the last one hundred years. Boone Tavern was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. Boone Tavern is the first LEED certified hotel in Kentucky.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.

View additional images of Boone Tavern here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Two EOP Projects Win AGC Awards

On Friday night, the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky presented awards to two EOP designed projects. The 2010 World Equestrian Games Outdoor Stadium at Kentucky Horse Park, constructed by Messer Construction Company, received Build Kentucky Award for the $16 - 25 million category. The Boone Tavern Renovation at Berea College, constructed by Alliance Corporation, received a Build Kentucky Award for Historic Preservation.

More images of the 2010 World Equestrian Games Outdoor Stadium can be viewed here.

More images of the Boone Tavern Renovation can be viewed here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

UK Dedicates New Pharmacy Building

The University of Kentucky celebrated the dedication of its new College of Pharmacy building on Monday. Participants in the dedication included Governor Steve Beshear, Mayor Jim Newberry, and UK President Lee Todd. Over 1,000 people were in attendance.

The dedication was covered by the Lexington Herald-Leader. Read the full article here.