Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The EOP-designed Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road is well underway. Lexington's Herald-Leader posted an article on the progress with construction photos. Making new use of the former Lexington Mall, the project involves the renovation of the former Dillard's and a 49,000 sf addition that will house the 2,800-seat worship center. The plan also includes a large plaza, water feature and parking for 1,800 vehicles.

Click here to view photos and entire article.

For more information about EOP's project, click here.

AIA Kentucky President Richard Polk Comments on Economy in The Lane Report

Less building activity translates into decreased demand for services by the 2,300 licensed architects in the state. Less building also means there is more and more competition – often from huge national mega-firms – for the projects that do get green-lighted.

“It has been a tough time for the last couple of years,” said Richard Polk, president of the Kentucky chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a partner in EOP, a Lexington architecture and interiors firm. 

EOP’s portfolio includes the $81 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet office building in Frankfort, the $127 million UK College of Pharmacy Building, and a role in the long-stalled $200 million-plus CentrePointe mixed-use development in downtown Lexington.
“Buildings aren’t built with pocket change, and the banks have been tight with money. There’s a lack of credit for builders,” Polk said.
Read the full article here.

Friday, October 14, 2011

EOP Reuses Rainbo Bread Factory

EOP created the schematic design and layout for the renovation of the former Rainbo Bread Factory. West Sixth Brewing will open a tap room, beer garden and microbrewery in downtown Lexington.

Food critic appreciates EOP's design for Shorty's

In her review of Shorty's The Urban Market and Cellar 157, food critic Wendy Miller says that "checking out the redesign of an old bank building, especially the vault, is worth the trip alone."

Read the review here.