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In 2002, the School of Architecture merged with the School of Interiors and the Historic Preservation Program to become the College of Design. Today, our mission is a re-imagined College of Design, infused with Kentucky's indigenous spirit. The vision is bold: new programs, new partners, new identity, all built upon our history and its imprint on our unfolding story.

This new vision is encapsulated by a new tagline: "38°84° the power of place." These coordinates hone in on our geographical location, and with it, what this region brings to the conversation of design. "Kentucky is a place with an unsung song," said Mitzi Vernon, dean of the College of Design. "There is great opportunity here to build something new onto a rich history of place."

The college's mission is to celebrate Kentucky and its historical role in the study of design, and new plans are in place to share its story.

You can choose one of our funds listed below. If you'd like to give to another fund that is not listed, please use the search box in the upper right of this page and type in the desired fund to make your gift. We are grateful for your support!

If you have any questions please contact, Lori Matthews, Director of Philanthropy, at or 859.323.5290.

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College of Design
112 Pence Hall
Lexington, KY 40506