The Nucleus, an eight-story, 200,000 square-foot building, opened last fall at the Nucleus Innovation Park in downtown Louisville.  It won the top overall prize as the Deal of the Year, as judged by Business First, because it had the most impact on the community of any new building. The Nucleus also won the Office Project category. Nucleus is an arm of the University of Louisville Foundation.

The state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center on UofL’s Belknap Campus won the Education Project category. David Proffitt, Ken Dietz and SGA Executive Vice President Elizabeth Delaney accepted the recreation center award for UofL along with the architect and contractor while Nucleus CEO Vickie Yates Brown did the same for The Nucleus’ award.

Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.