Friday, November 30, 2012

AIA Kentucky Honors EOP with Citation Award


At its November regional conference, the AIA Kentucky presented the 2012 Honor Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design.  EOP was awarded a Citation for Excellence in Architectural Design for Urban Active at Polaris in Columbus, Ohio. 

“The Jury was very impressed with the interior spatial development, which suggested an exciting and enriching community environment.  The spatial and volumetric development inside enhances this sense of community, perhaps doing what trainers aspire to:  make exercise interesting.  It seems like a great place to see and be seen – would make me want to work out more.”

Thursday, November 8, 2012

EOP's Upcycling Initiative Featured in Business Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky., November 8, 2012 — EOP Architects, an award-winning architecture and interior design firm based in Lexington, is transforming its old drawings and scrap paper into sketch pads for students in the Fayette County Public Schools. With production help from Lynn Imaging, EOP has produced 150 sketch pads in this ongoing initiative.

“Each sketch pad has been created using only materials we had on hand,” states Paul Ochenkoski, AIA, an EOP principal. “We always recycle our paper, but we knew there had to be another use for it. We always look for ways to make a positive impact in the community and that’s when we hit on upcycling the paper into student sketch pads.”

Each pad has approximately 100 sheets of paper that is blank on one side. But on the other side, there are pieces of architectural drawings, color renderings, hand sketches, floor plans and even old code manuals.

“This innovative gesture from EOP will go a long way towards helping our Graphic Design and Drafting students understand the real-world applications to what they are learning in class,” remarks Tresine T. Logsdon, Energy & Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator for Fayette County Public Schools.  “Teachers will be delighted to incorporate these sketch pads into their classroom instruction and familiarize their students with authentic work of architecture and similar career pathways.”