Tuesday, February 21, 2012

MSNBC Comes to UK

College of Pharmacy will host MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan

The Atrium at UK’s College of Pharmacy will be the setting of MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show on Wednesday February 22nd. The program has embarked on a tour of the country called “30 Million Jobs” and selected Lexington as one of its stops.

EOP is thrilled that our project will be featured on a global broadcast. The show airs tomorrow at 4 p.m.

To visit Dylan Ratigan's Web site, click here.

For more information on EOP's design for the College of Pharmacy, click here.

Monday, February 20, 2012

CentrePointe Is Innovative Architecture

As Tom Eblen writes in his Herald-Leader column, EOP "designed a stunning building for the corner of Vine and Limestone. One review board member likened it to the 'bird's nest' stadium built for the Beijing Olympics, but it reminded me more of a forest. Some people won't like it, but it struck me as the kind of innovative architecture Lexington could use more of."

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/02/18/2074673/latest-version-of-centrepointe.html#storylink=cpy
Click here to read the article.

For more information on the CentrePointe project, click here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

WKYT-TV Interviews EOP's Rick Ekhoff on CentrePointe Design

WKYT-TV's Sean Evans interviewed Rick Ekhoff, EOP's design principal, today on the new designs for CentrePointe.

Click here to watch the segment.

EOP Releases CentrePointe Concepts

At the February 15th preliminary review meeting of the Courthouse Area Design Review Board, EOP presented design concepts for CentrePointe, the much debated development in the middle of downtown Lexington.

EOP’s design builds on the master plan presented by SGA and includes a 28-story tower consisting of a Marriott hotel on the lower floors and condominiums, pied-a-terres and two-story penthouses on the upper floors; an elevated expansive outdoor public space with sculpture garden, terrace and pool; an 8-story wedged office building with a Saul Good restaurant; a 3-story signature building for Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse and Urban Active Fitness; plenty of underground parking; and 3- and 4-story buildings along Main Street designed by other local architecture firms. The Main Street buildings will be a mixture of two-story townhouses and one-story flats above street level retail in varying heights and materials.

The board’s comments were encouraging and supportive and they shared in the design team’s hopes that it is now time for this project to move forward. EOP and the three “Main Street Guest Architects”—Biagi, Pohl Rosa Pohl, and CSC—will now present enhanced concepts at a public forum. CentrePointe will provide a wide assortment of restaurants, shopping, living spaces, fitness facilities, spas and nightclubs, complementing the already vibrant downtown. Marriott, Saul Good, Jeff Ruby’s, and Urban Active have already committed to the project.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Grocery Headquarters magazine features Shorty's

Since it opened in May, Shorty’s The Urban Mar­ket has become quite the local hotspot, draw­ing a wide range of down­town office work­ers, res­i­dents from nearby apart­ment tow­ers and his­toric Civil War Era-mansions and tourists. In its first six months, the EOP-designed adaptive reuse has racked up numer­ous awards and accolades including "Best New Store" by readers of Aces Weekly magazine and "Best Hotspot for Lunch." 

In addi­tion, the project won an Honor Award from the Ken­tucky Soci­ety of Archi­tects, a chap­ter of the Amer­i­can Insti­tute of Archi­tects, as well as the Blue Grass Trust for His­toric Preservation’s Clyde Car­pen­ter Adap­tive Re-Use Award for giv­ing an old build­ing new life as a chic urban busi­ness location.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

EOP Selected to Design NET ZERO Facility for Boone National Guard Center

EOP Architects, in partnership with Mason & Hanger, has been selected to design the new Army Aviation Support Facility at the Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Kentucky. The new 125,000 sf hangar will house the Army’s Black Hawk helicopters as well as fixed wing aircraft. The facility will be a NET zero energy building, which uses the power grid to offset energy demands during peak times and contributes excess energy produced during low demand periods over the course of a year, equal to what is used when compared to what is produced.

For additional information, click here