The Kentucky Society of Architects on Thursday presented its annual Excellence in Architectural Design awards to building projects across the state including three in Lexington.
Two projects were given honor awards, the group's highest distinction; three were given merit awards and three were given citations. The honorees were chosen from 38 entries received.
Here are the winners with selected judges' comments.
Rickhouse Speakeasy in Louisville: Designed by De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, Louisville. "Great example of creativity and the redefinition of space. Exhibits an attractive blend of playfulness, flexibility of function and filtered daylight."
Moremen Chapel @ Riverside, the Farnsley Moremen Landing in Louisville: Designed by Studio Kremer Architects, Louisville. "New elements are rigorously detailed without being heavy handed, which allows these spaces to serve as a fitting quiet backdrop for this historic church."
County Club Restaurant in Lexington: Designed by Guyon Architects and Turner + Guyon Design, Lexington. "Nice to see the investment made to turn an ordinary utilitarian type building into one contributing to the local social and economic community."
Third Lutheran Church's Americans With Disabilities Act Addition in Louisville: Designed by Architectural Artisans, Louisville. "Thanks to the architect for caring enough to take an otherwise ordinary, functional need and, with a simple gesture, create an attractive and appropriate response."
Red Room at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville: Designed by De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, Louisville. "A nice departure from what you expect. This project will certainly catch the attention of anyone not watching the Cardinals."
Southland Christian Church in Lexington: Designed by EOP Architects, Lexington. "Wow — a complete transformation of an unused eyesore."
U.S. Courtroom Renovation in Florence, Ala.: Designed by Cox Allen & Associates Architects, Louisville. "Nice to see the efforts taken to respect this part of the historic fabric in this community.."
Bingham McCutchen Global Services Center in Lexington: Designed by Lehman Smith McLeish, Washington, D.C. "This interior design reclaims the interior of an uninspired exterior through intelligent space planning, consistency in furniture selection, and detailing of lighting, ceilings, stairs and doorways."