21c Museum presents an exhibition of proposals by the University of Kentucky College of Design for future projects and development for the Shippingport area of Louisville.
The College of Design focused on this area of west Louisville because it presents a potential for economic expansion. These proposals range from vocational schools, a culinary school with adjoining restaurant, a centralized hospitality complex serviced by light rail, networks of pocket parks that connect to the existing Olmstead Park system, to a Green Ford Motor Company campus where hybrid and electric products would be designed, developed, and constructed.
For the dates of May 25 – June 8, a large model will be displayed in the atrium gallery along with video presentations of the proposal studies. On May 27th at 5pm, a reception will be held in Atrium gallery with the graduate students and distinguished guests.
About the Brown Forman Visiting Chairs in Urban Design
Gary Bates is the principal architect of Space Group Architects and was the Brown Forman Visiting Chair in Urban Design for the fall 2008 semester. He is the principal architect for Space Group Architects, Oslo, Norway; for more information, please visit the Space Group Architects website.
The Brown Forman Visiting Chair in Urban Design for the spring 2009 semester was Julien de Smedt, principal of JDS Architects, Copenhagen Denmark. For more information, please visit JDS Architects.