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".