Construction of the Norton Commons YMCA designed by Luckett & Farley is currently underway. This week the facility’s neighbors came out for a tour of the progress and preview of what will be Louisville’s “most modern” YMCA branch. The grand opening is planned for early 2013.
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Louisville's Real Estate professionals talk local trends and insights
Recently I asked several Louisville Real Estate professionals about what trends they’re seeing locally and issues specific to landlords and tenants. While Louisville seems to be experiencing similar trends as others in our region, we did receive interesting feedback from a few interviewees regarding the development of downtown Louisville and its impact on the entire city. Top Issues for Landlords The top [more...]
Facility Master Planning with Evidenced-Based Design
While there is still considerable uncertainty surrounding the overall impact of healthcare reform on the future of the industry, controlling cost and enhancing the patient experience are top of mind for the leadership of many organizations. Planning ahead and evaluating future capital expenditures present unique opportunities to rein in costs while improving the overall quality [more...]
Passion, excitement (and a little bourbon) inspire a unique design process
Representatives from Louisville Distlling Company asked Luckett & Farley to submit a concept and proposal for a new microdistillery in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. The facility was intended to be the new home to a rising star in the world of bourbon, called Angel’s Envy. The brand’s story to stardom is as good as the product itself. To manifest the story into [more...]
Don't forget to add this space in your floorplans
In 2010, a federal law amended “the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 (29 U.S. Code 207) to require an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth. The employer is not required to compensate an employee receiving [more...]
The Role of Evidenced Based Design
When a person goes to receive medical care, they typically enter with a level of anxiety. One thing that’s usually not on their mind at the time is, “Will I become a victime to a patient fall or trauma? Will a foreign object be left inside my body if i need surgery?” or “Will I get a [more...]
In the words of the Greek orator, Demosthenus, “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” Great concept, but how do we implement his sage advice? While searching for some answers, I decided to look at our company’s Core Values. Do our Core Values apply to each & every project – even the small [more...]
Employee passion is contagious and the results speak for themselves.
American car companies and A/E firms have one thing in common. People. Sure, there are probably a few other things they have in common. They both build and design objects that shape our lives, but I would argue that it’s the value they place on their employees that brings them together. I recently visited the [more...]
Hospitals are the subject of much study in the architecture and design world of late. Evidence strongly suggests that there is a direct connection between the hospital environment and patients’ perception of the quality of care received. That connection is also true for hospital staff, who report that the physical environment of the hospital directly [more...]