Branden Klayko

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Branden founded Broken Sidewalk in 2008 while practicing architecture in Louisville. He continued the site for seven years while living in New York City, returning to Louisville in 2016. Branden is a graduate of the College of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and has covered architecture, design, and urbanism for The Architect's Newspaper, Designers & Books, Inhabitat, and the American Institute of Architects.
By all accounts, CycLOUvia Three Points and the Better Block Shelby Park project were a big hit this weekend. A huge congratulations to all those who helped organize, plan, set up, vend, or otherwise participated in a great weekend...
In a lot of ways, modern Downtown Louisville can be summed up in one block: Whiskey Row. Abandoned only a few years ago, the block will soon be completely transformed. It's got a diverse set of backers and uses...
Your weekend in Tactical Urbanism begins tonight in Shelby Park. Two major events—Shelby Park Better Block and CycLOUvia Three Points—are set to transform how we interact with streets in Louisville. And it looks like this could be one of...
We love alleys here at Broken Sidewalk. They're like a secret network inside of the city just waiting to be explored. Lucky for us, Louisville has some great alleys networks. And they're about to get even better. In our opinion,...
With Louisville's bike share system launching in less than five days, crews have been hard at work distributing stations across the city. And the photos are starting to make their way out! Bike share is a system of rentable bikes...
We recently covered the plight of three century old buildings at Seventh and Kentucky streets in Limerick. Left to neglect, the properties are now in the crosshairs of the city's codes inspectors, despite being within a landmarks preservation district. The...
Waiting for something to happen to the 19th century structure at the corner of Campbell Street and East Main Street has been, well, like watching paint dry. It's been around a decade since we heard anything substantial out of...
Oak Street through Old Louisville hasn't been the same since the closure of the Rudyard Kipling almost two years ago. Known to locals as The Rud, the bar-restaurant-venue occupied the 422 West Oak Street site since the mid-1980s. Founders Ken...
Recently, we profiled the rebuilding of a historic building on the corner of East Broadway and Shelby Street after it was hit by a speeding, wrong-way driver. With a little help from co-owners at Forza Architecture and 5253 Design...