The Urban Design Studio is hosting the University of Kentucky College of Design's Studio Louisville exhibit, focused on Louisville's Preston, at our downtown pop-up location at 429 W Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40202. The opening of the exhibit was on Wednesday, December 15th and we had a great turnout.

UK students and faculty preparing for exhibit opening
Visitors checking out the VR designs by the students
Studio Louisville Exhibit Opening
Studio Louisville Exhibit Opening
Studio Louisville Exhibit Opening
Mayor Fischer, Metro Staff and Designers checking out the VR
Studio Louisville Exhibit Opening

There are some great ideas for selected nodes along the Preston Corridor with models, renderings and other information to check out.

With the holidays upon us, the studio will be closed until the beginning of January. We are working to establish some windows of time in the new year for people to drop by and see the exhibit while it is at our pop-up studio. If you would like to see the exhibit before we establish some regular hours, please email Patrick Piuma to set up a time.

Justin Mog, the Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives at the University of Louisville, and host of Sustainability Now! on Forward Radio hosted an interview discussion with UK faculty Jeff Fugate and Carolina Segura as well as some of the students involved in this semesters Studio Louisville project. You can find that interview here as a podcast or on Forward Radio, WFMP-LP 106.5 FM.

More info about the exhibit:

Studio Louisville is a collaborative design studio at the University of Kentucky that treats design as a lever for promoting a healthier and more just future for Louisville and Jefferson County. In Fall 2021, a multidisciplinary group of graduate and undergraduate students from architecture, interiors, landscape architecture, geography, and urban design worked with a team of professional planners and consultants to analyze the diverse spatial qualities of the Preston Corridor and propose a series of multiscalar design interventions that align with the priorities of stakeholder groups represented in various planning documents. Focusing on issues of social equity, healthy environments, and climate justice, the exhibition assembles the student research and design work and invites visitors to engage in conversation about the possibilities for Preston Corridor.

Timelapse of the exhibit setup below...