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.
The University of Louisville Medical School campus is made of concrete with a little more concrete to soften the edges. A new plan could change the quad into a grassy meadow and throw in a new grand entrance for...
Well, July 1st came and went. The speculation ran high, but there is now construction activity down at the Museum Plaza site. There is a downside, mind you. Work for the rest of the year will be focused on...
Sometime in May a Barack Obama poster appeared on one of the boarded up windows of the old Vermont American plant on East Main Street. The slightly skewed angle gave the poster a dynamic edge. The Kentucky primary came...
Okay, so the Phoenix Lofts are basically in Phoenix Hill. But they sit on the Original Highlands side of Broadway at the corner of Rubel Avenue. Whichever neighborhood they call home, these are condos that play the townhouse game...
The University of Louisville Health Sciences Campus recently painted the town... or at least the Interstate 65 bridge crossing Preston Street... red. The new mural replaces a quite dirty "bring peace to the world" mural painted by children. Small...
Here's your latest update to the ZirMed Gateway Towers construction.
This unlikely street tree was spotted growing on Hancock Street between Market & Jefferson Streets. It has a shapely cone profile just wide enough to make walking down the sidewalk pretty annoying. Seen a strange street tree specimen lately?...
Climbing on the East Village gentrification bandwagon, A-1 Upholstery has donned striped awnings to match its recent facade renovation. Located at East Market Street & Campbell Street, the upholstery shop has traded its dingy burnt red hue for a...
One of the limestone benches put in place on West Main Street as part of the EDAW-designed streetscape plan in the 1990s has been partially destroyed. The inset pictured above shows the before and the main image shows the...