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KET and AIA Kentucky reveal Kentucky architecture competition results at ceremony in Louisville
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of 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. The results of this effort were announced Thursday, Nov. 21 at a celebration in Louisville.


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 to determine the top 10 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 winners are as follows:


Ten Buildings That Changed Louisville winners (in alphabetical order):


Actors Theatre of Louisville
American Life & Accident Insurance Company Building
Ballet Building
Bowman Field Terminal
Humana Building
Levy Brothers
Louisville Water Tower and River Road Pumping Station
Seelbach Hotel
21c Museum Hotel
United States Marine Hospital


The Best Kentucky Buildings winners (in order of top votes):


St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, Covington
The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge, Covington
The Louisville Palace, Louisville
Jacobs Hall Museum, Danville
Old State Capitol, Frankfort
NKU Student Union, Highland Heights
Twin Spires of Churchill Downs, Louisville
Federal Hill (My Old Kentucky Home), Bardstown
Calumet Farm, Lexington
Jesse R. Zeigler House, Frankfort


Event sponsors include: University of Louisville, Nucleus, GBBN Architects, LG&E and KU, Publishers Press, Hines and Louisville Trophy, LLC, Humana, and KET.


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