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Historic Fayette County Courthouse Design Unveiled

Historic Fayette County Courthouse Design Unveiled

May 31, 2016

Deborah Berke Partners is pleased to be serving as design architect of the renovation of the Historic Fayette County Courthouse in Lexington, Kentucky, transforming it into a mixed-use center with offices, event space, and a food and beverage outlet. Working with Louisville-based K. Norman Berry Architects, the project renews one of Lexington’s most prominent buildings for public use and returns one of the city’s most iconic rooms—the spectacular domed rotunda—to the people of Kentucky. Following historic preservation guidelines, the Richardsonian Romanesque exterior will be restored, and the interior will be renovated with an eye toward preserving the existing historic fabric and adding modern elements that complement the old through respectful contrast. We are honored to be working on this important project that will contribute to the ongoing revival of the city’s core. The Lexington Herald Leader called the renovation a “brilliant solution to a vexing downtown problem.”