Design Adds Value to the Commons was a design symposium hosted by The University of Kentucky College of Design in conjunction with Lexington’s Downtown Development Authority’s Town Branch Commons Design Competition. Design Adds Value to the Commons was five landscape architects discussing the importance of good design for downtown development and including presentations by
Mark Johnson of Civitas, Shane Coen of Coen+Partners, Petra Blaisse of Inside Outside, Julien de Smedt & Diana Balmori of JDS Architects/Balmori Associates and Kate Orff of Scape
They addressed a crowd of over two hundred students, faculty, city officials, industry professionals and members of the public at the Lexington Children’s Theatre. The discussion was be moderated by Michael Speaks, Dean of the College of Design, and features Aaron Betsky, director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, and Bradford McKee, editor of Landscape Architecture magazine.
You can view all the videos on Vimeo at Design Adds Value to the Commons Channel