J. David Rosenberg College of Law, University of Kentucky

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Educational Buildings
Firm LocationLondon , United Kingdom
Project locationLexington, KY, USA
CompanyKohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Lead ArchitectHana Kassem, Doug Hocking
Design TeamJill Lerner, Managing Principal; David Ottavio, Project Manager. Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects, Associate Architects
ClientUniversity of Kentucky

The modernization and expansion of the University of Kentucky Law Building is a true transformation, both in its physical presence and as a social force for education. KPF’s reinvention of the 1965 law building adds 26% more area, including collaboration spaces and state-of-the-art classrooms. The design carefully considers the project’s relationship to Memorial Hall, the law school’s esteemed neighbor. Materials include metal, glass, and brick, chosen in deference to the University’s iconic symbol, and the main entrance of the building shifts to directly relate to the historic structure.