LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. 18, 2018 — NBBJ + EOP’s renovation and expansion of the Lexington Convention Center/Rupp Arena received the first award presented for unbuilt work from the Kentucky Society of Architects (AIA Kentucky) at its 2018 Honor Awards program. As a testament to the region’s design excellence, 10 Kentucky projects received awards.
“The jury commends this unbuilt project for its visionary urban and architectural design. The proposal creates strong urban pedestrian connections and welcomes visitors through a very transparent open base. The design dissolves the notion of interior and exterior, welcoming large crowds from many directions. The new occupiable façade is a clever way of transforming the existing arena, capitalizing on this large piece of infrastructure while energizing the district.”