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Third annual CANstruction charity edible art exhibition set for Nov. 19 at Lexington Center

CANstruction, a charity art exhibition featuring structures made entirely out of full cans of food, will celebrate it’s third year in Lexington Nov. 19. The unique edible competition, sponsored by The American Institute of Architects East Kentucky Chapter (AIA EKC), will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lexington Center downtown and features five teams from Lexington’s top architectural...

2019 Design Slam benefitting Lexington Habitat for Humanity set for October 4 at Rock House Brewing

The Design Slam, a live design competition between members of Lexington’s architectural community, has been scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 pm, October 4th at Rock House Brewing. Moving into its 5th year, the event is open to the public. Teams of designers are given a prompt at the beginning of the competition and have an hour to develop a design, presentation materials, and a pitch. “It’s a fun...

EKU earns LEED Gold status from U.S. Green Building Council for phase 2 or Science Building

Eastern Kentucky University has been honored again for its commitment to environmental stewardship. University officials learned recently that Phase 2 of its Science Building, the largest such facility on any college campus in the Commonwealth, was granted LEED Gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council. (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.) A ceremony will be held at...

Omni Achitects named 2017 Commerce Lexington Small Business of the Year at annual luncheon

Commerce Lexington Inc. has named Omni Architects the 2017 Small Business of the Year at the annual Small Business Awards Luncheon last week at Keeneland. The recipient of this year’s Legacy Award, Omni Architects was chosen for the honor from eight different category winners. The company now has the opportunity to be considered for state and national recognition through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Co-founded...

Kaintuckeean: David Ades, with his dry goods business, was an immigrant success story

Ades Dry Goods Building – Lexington   By Peter Brackney Special to KyForward   At age 13, David Ades left his native Russian homeland ca. 1895. Born in Kovno in what is modern-day Lithuania, Ades arrived penniless at the port of Baltimore, Maryland but was destined to join his brother in Lexington, Kentucky. Brother Simon owned a wholesale dry goods business and employed his younger...