Celebrating Kentucky Architecture
To celebrate the 50th anniversary the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Kentucky, KET and AIA Kentucky embarked on an ambitious seven-month statewide effort to explore the impact that Kentucky’s rich architecture has on how Kentuckians live, work and play.
In April, the public was asked to nominate their favorite buildings for two competitions, "50 of The Best Kentucky Buildings" and "Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville."
In August and September, the public then voted again to determine the ranking for the "50 of The Best Kentucky Buildings" competition. For the "Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville" competition, all nominations located in Jefferson County were automatically entered and were peer-reviewed by a professional jury.
The culmination of this effort was celebrated at a special event in Louisville on Nov. 21 where AIA Kentucky observed its milestone anniversary, and the results of both contests were revealed.
"Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville" (in alphabetical order)
- Actors Theatre of Louisville
- American Life & Accident Insurance Company Building
- Ballet Building
- Bowman Field Terminal
- Humana Building
- Levy Brothers Building
- Louisville Water Tower and River Road Pumping Station
- Seelbach Hotel
- 21c Museum Hotel
- United States Marine Hospital
"The Best Kentucky Buildings" (based on number of votes)
|1.||Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption||Covington|
|2.||The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge||Covington|
|3.||The Louisville Palace||Louisville|
|4.||Jacobs Hall Museum||Danville|
|5.||Old State Capitol||Frankfort|
|6.||NKU Student Union||Highland Heights|
|7.||Twin Spires of Churchill Downs||Louisville|
|8.||Federal Hill (My Old Kentucky Home)||Bardstown|
|10.||Jesse R. Zeigler House||Frankfort|