David Mohney stepped down as board chairman of Lexington's Downtown Development Authority on Monday to take a part-time job with the organization as a professional staff member.
Mohney said he and Harold Tate, president of the Downtown Development Authority, "are working out the details" of his job responsibilities.
Tate said he hoped this was the "beginning of a professional design staff" for the authority.
Mohney will work 20 hours a week for the Downtown Development Authority.
He was dean of the University of Kentucky School of Architecture, which became the College of Design, from 1994 until 2007. Mohney left that post to become a UK professor of architecture.