A public symposium will be held in February where the final proposals will be displayed. The final design will be chosen by a jury. "People can expect some high-level proposals", said Speaks. "We will be the beneficiaries, and the city will get a high-quality project." — Archinect / UK/CoD
The lead firms on each of the five teams are: Civitas, a Denver-based firm of architects, urban designers and planners Coen+Partners, a landscape architecture practice based in Minneapolis. Inside Outside, a design firm with offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands, that addresses interior and exterior...
The Rupp Arena, Arts and Entertainment District Task Force hired Gary Bates and his firm, Space Group, as master planners for the district. The group's final report to the Urban County Council and Lexington Center Board is scheduled for the end of January.
The initial results from Space Group's study are compelling and should be implemented. How that might happen, and more importantly, how the proposals will be funded, are questions now on the table. — kentucky.com
Chicago architect Jeanne Gang, hired in March to come up with a new design for downtown Lexington's empty CentrePointe block, is no longer involved in the project, developer Dudley Webb said Thursday.
Webb said Gang and her firm Studio Gang Architects were hired to do a master plan for the block "and share her vision of what she thought this project might be." — kentucky.com
Gary Bates, one of three founders of Space Group, a 12-year-old architecture and urban planning firm based in Oslo, Norway, was chosen over 13 other firms earlier this month by the Arena, Arts and Entertainment District Task Force's Planning and Design Committee. — kentucky.com
"It's more about listening to people and hearing what they say is important," Gang said...
"And it's also to say, 'Hey, this is a new day because we are starting this again.' It's not going to be the same building that you saw before that looked like it could be anywhere, Atlanta or wherever," she said. — Kentucky.com
A block on which several historic buildings were razed for a project that then never happened (with accompanying scandal) has a new opportunity for something special. Gang's plan gets high marks from local critics for her interaction with the community, the attention to the existing urban...
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