Category Archives: architecture

Winners in KET/AIA Kentucky architecture competitions named

KET and AIA Kentucky held competitions asking people to name the “50 of the Best Kentucky Buildings” and “Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville.” They winners are: Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville winners: Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Life & Accident Insurance Company Building, Ballet Building, Bowman Field Terminal, Humana Building, Levy Brothers, Louisville Water Tower and River Road Pumping Station, Seelbach Hotel, 21c Museum […]

Eero Saarinen exhibition at KMAC

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 502-589-0102, 715 W. Main St., is showing “Eero Saarinen: A Reputation for Innovation” through Jan. 19. There will be a member preview party on Friday, Nov. 22 from 5-7 p.m. followed by a lecture by curator Mina Marefat from 7-8 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 23, Marefat will lead […]

Weekend visual art events

The American Institute of Architects Central Kentucky Chapter is having a house tour on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of Louisville Metro. This year the organization is sponsoring their LEED Habitat home. For more information, go to  

AIA Central Kentucky Chapter House Tour

Tickets are on sale now. The American Institute of Architects Central Kentucky Chapter is having a house tour on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of Louisville Metro. This year the organization is sponsoring their LEED Habitat home. For more information, go to For tickets, […]

Fund for the Arts renames buildings in honor of Owsley Brown

The Fund for the Arts has recognized community philanthropist Owsley Brown II by naming the addresses from 315-323 West Broadway – which consists of ArtSpace, Hilliard Lyons Hall of Recognition, W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre and the Fifth Third Conference Center – the Owsley Brown II Center for Artistic Excellence.

Egyptian and Roman history special lecture at U of L

U of L’s Hite Art Institute’s 2013 Frederic Lindley Morgan Lecture is by Hazel Dodge of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She will be speaking on the “Symbols of Victory and Colours of Power: Egyptian Stones for the City of Rome” on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library.  

Vision Louisville Road Show @ Louisville Free Public Library

Tuesday, Feb. 12 Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • Free; 6:30 p.m. What do you want Louisville to look like in 25 years? A utopia of green buildings, mass transit and walkable, tree-lined neighborhoods? Or maybe you’d be satisfied with better bike lanes and a reliable bus system? Whatever your vision, you […]

Weekend visual art events

The LOCALS (Living on Clay and Louisville Soil) ceramic group is having its Holiday Pottery Sale on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St. Architect Steve Wiser is signing his latest book “Distinctive Houses of Louisville” on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1-2 p.m. at Destination Bookstore, 604 E. Spring St. in New […]

Weekend visual art events

Preservation Louisville will host an event on Saturday, Nov. 17 to highlight the inaugural Preservation S.O.S.- Save Our Shotguns project. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Habitat for Humanity main office, 1620 Bank St. in Portland. The event will include a presentation about the Preservation S.O.S. shotgun home project, as well as […]

Preservation Louisville’s next Hands on History workshop

Registration required Preservation Louisville at the Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth St., 540-5146, is hosting its next “Hands on History” workshop on windows in historic homes on Saturday, Oct. 13. The workshop is $20 for Preservation Louisville members, $30 for non-members.

July 6 First Friday Trolley Hop

The First Friday Trolley Hop is the first Friday of the month on July 6. Explore the art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants along East & West Main & Market Streets from 5-11 p.m. Hop on and off the free trolley. DINNER(re)WORKS at the Cressman Center is selling all unsold dinnerware at 20 percent off during First Friday. […]

Preservation Kentucky awards Bingham and Bruckheimer

Edith Bingham and Linda Bruckheimer are to be honored for their contributions to the preservation of Kentucky’s heritage at Preservation Kentucky’s Annual Meeting and Reception on Friday, April 13 from 6-8:30 p.m. The event will be held at Whiskey Row Lofts, 131 W. Main St. The meeting portion of the event will be from 6-6:30 p.m. with awards for […]

Photo lecture by Dianne Harris

Architectural historian Dianne Harris is giving the lecture “Case Study Utopia?: Toward a Photographic Urbanism” on Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m. in the Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 852-6794.

Preservation Louisville & Fairness Campaign increase awareness of historic LGBT sites

To further celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Fairness Campaign, Preservation Louisville is partnering with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization to increase awareness of historic LGBT sites in Louisville. Along with spotlighting 105 W. Main St., which is a Louisville Local Landmark and part of the “Whiskey Row Historic District” in the National Register of Historic Places, […]

Green Building to hold LEED plaque ceremony

In honor of its LEED Platinum certification earlier this year by the U.S.Green Building Council (USGBC), The Green Building, 732 E. Market St., 561-1162, will host an official plaque ceremony and exhibition reception for the public on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5-9 p.m. (plaque ceremony at 6 p.m.). Presented by the Kentucky Chapter of the […]

Preservation Louisville & Macy’s “Shop for a Cause”

Preservation Louisville, 631 S. Fifth St., is partnering with Macy’s to “Shop for a Cause” on Aug. 27. Purchase a $5 card from Preservation Louisville and receive up to 20% off items purchased at Macy’s on that day. All proceeds from the card purchase go directly to Preservation Louisville. Contact Preservation Louisville at 502-540-5146 or […]

Museum Plaza will not be built

The Museum Plaza Development Team of Laura Lee Brown, Steve Wilson, Craig Greenberg and Steve Poe have released a statement saying Museum Plaza will not be built due to the past recession and future financing options.

Downtown preservation district proposed

According to the Courier-Journal, The Neighborhood Planning and Preservation advocacy group wants to establish a downtown preservation district, with boundaries of Ninth Street, Breckinridge Street, Interstate 65 and the Ohio River, that would offer greater protection to historic buildings. The preservation district would be similar to districts in such neighborhoods as the Cherokee Triangle, Old […]

Full Moon Ghost Tour @ Old Louisville Visitors Center

Friday, July 15 Visitors Center 218 W. Oak St. • 637-2922 $25; 9 p.m. According to history buff David Domine, Old Louisville is quickly gaining a reputation for being the most haunted neighborhood in the country. “Old Louisville is the perfect spot for a ghost tour, because nowhere else in the country do you […]

Sustainable City Series @ Glassworks

Thursday, June 23 Glassworks 815 W. Market St. Free; 5:30 p.m. Cities: How do they work? Unlike, say, magnets, the urban form and the questions it poses to architects, city planners and movers-and-shakers aren’t miraculous or mysterious. In fact, they’re the bread and butter for the Urban Design, whose latest Sustainable Cities forum, “Ideas […]