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.
A couple years ago, walking down Washington Street in Butchertown led you past unkempt empty lots, a handful of historic structures, and a blank warehouses, and a metal scrapyard filled to the brim with garbage. You still get that...
At 380 square miles, Louisville is a big place. In those miles, it's filled with a diverse range of people all facing different situations in life. So how well do we understand our fellow Louisvillians? Does an east-end suburbanite...
There are 724 registered architects practicing in Kentucky, according to a new survey of the profession. The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has released its latest data, showing 109,748 architects practicing nationwide. How does Kentucky compare to...
Unless you've gone out of your way to explore what lies steps west of the Ninth Street Divide, you may never have seen it. An ancient complex of two-story buildings and weathered brick walls at Rowan and 13th streets carries...
Louisville architecture firm Tucker Booker Donhoff + Partners (TBD+) has changed its name. Following the retirement of partner Bob Booker, the firm will now be known as Donhoff Kargl Nall Architects (DKN). Booker founded the firm with Elbert Tucker in...
ReSurfaced is coming back to Liberty and Shelby streets for another round of pop-up events and experiences this summer. The experiment in creating place from thin air has adjusted course after last year's iteration and is ready for a...
Old Louisville is a lot of amazing things. It's America's largest collection of Victorian homes. It's the city's densest neighborhood. The American Planning Association named it one of the nation's 2016's five "Great Neighborhoods." Real estate site Redfin also...
There was a nail-biter of a preservation problem in Phoenix Hill closing out 2016. A wrong-way driver hit another motorist, creating an uncontrolled crash at East Broadway and Shelby Street. By the news photos at the time last December,...
Shelby Park pedestrians would like to look both ways when crossing the street. Two-way conversions have trickled in over the years in nearby Old Louisville. Oak Street, First Street, and Brook Street all accommodate two-way travel. Other plans have...