Archinect - Features 2017-08-17T02:23:12-04:00 Student Works: PERFORMA_12 Archinect 2012-08-21T13:56:00-04:00 >2012-12-11T02:15:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The PERFORMA Studio at the University of Kentucky College of Design is an intensive research and fabrication studio run by professor Mike McKay.</p> Student Works: A New Vision for Shippingport, Louisville, Kentucky Archinect 2009-06-08T20:48:00-04:00 >2012-09-29T13:01:29-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> During the academic year 2008&mdash;2009, the College of Design at the University of Kentucky conducted a year-long research and design study of the Shippingport area in Louisville. The Shippingport area, located just west of downtown Louisville, has significant waterfront and extensive infrastructure and enormous potential for future development. Development has been limited, however, because the entire area is cut off from the rest of the city by the freeway. In fall 2008, students analyzed and made strategic design proposals for the Shippingport area intended to stimulate economic development and bring much-needed jobs. Proposals included a complex of business incubators and needed vocational schools, including a culinary school with a restaurant; a centralized hospitality complex; a network of pocket parks that connect to the existing Olmstead Park system; and a new Green Ford Motor Company Campus where a new line of hybrid and electric products would be designed, developed and buil...</p>