Yale Students Present Downtown Distillery Designs for Louisville

The students from the Yale School of Architecture who visited Louisville in February have unveiled their designs for a distillery downtown. The students studied the region on their visit, with a specific focus on Louisville’s downtown and the bourbon industry. Their task was to each design a distillery that could stand near First and Main […]

Yale Students’ Designs Balance History, Modernism, Environment and Industry

In Louisville, Whiskey Row now refers to a single strip of buildings. But 100 years ago, Whiskey Row took up most of Main Street. Most companies distilled bourbon in rural areas, but they took up block after block in downtown Louisville with business offices and storage. Prohibition wiped many of them out. Later in the century, suburbanization […]

Yale Students Arrive in Louisville to Design Urban Distillery

A group of Yale architecture students is in Louisville this week to plan and design an urban distillery. The visit is part of Yale’s advanced design studios program, in which classes visit various locations around the world and plan relevant architecture. Another class this year will visit Europe and design an opera house. The Louisville […]

Yale Students to Plan Urban Distillery in Louisville

A group of students from the Yale School of Architecture will visit Louisville this year to design an urban distillery downtown, though the project won’t necessarily result in the distillery being built. The visit is part of Yale’s advanced design studios program. In addition to Kentucky, students in other studios will visit Venice, Denmark, Finland, Los […]

Effort Underway To Preserve Louisville’s Iconic Shotgun Houses

Listen to the story: Early next month, a panel of preservationists will select a house in Louisville to be rehabilitated under a new project called Preservation S.O.S.—Save Our Shotguns. It’s a style of house that symbolizes many of Louisville’s older neighborhoods. There are many variations, but shotgun houses typically have a long, rectangular floor plan: […]

Preservation Law

Who doesn’t love the look of historic areas like Cherokee Triangle and the Iron Quarter? They both bring out the personality of our city and bring in tourism. But how are these sites saved and preserved in the first place? In reality, it’s a continuing behind-the-scenes battleground between many differing stakeholders. Join us Tuesday as we discuss preservation law and what it means for Louisville.  Listen to the Show
  Photo by Joel Neild

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Speed Museum Chooses wHY Architecture

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Museum Chooses Eight Firms as Finalists for Expansion Design

The Speed Art Museum has selected eight architectural firms as finalists to design an expansion of its home. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The list* includes firms from Chicago, New York, Copenhagen, Oslo and Tokyo. The museum will charge one of them with designing an addition containing exhibition space and room for educational activities. By […]

The Architectural Landscape of Columbus, Indiana

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