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The right tools allow a professional to create their best work. That’s why Luckett & Farley invests heavily in technology, providing all our professionals with the latest software, hardware and training. In 2007 our firm made a significant advancement in how we design by adopting Building Information Modeling (BIM) for all our projects. Today, all of our in-house architects and engineers use BIM unless otherwise specified.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers you a whole new approach to your project. Test drive your facility, top to bottom, inside and out, before a shovel even hits the dirt. Luckett & Farley is a leader in utilizing this revolutionary design software for all design disciplines and using it to help clients visualize and understand every critical aspect of the project to make important decisions earlier, saving time and money.
In addition, when we create a 3-D model of your facility, you have a working virtual model with all the information you and your facility managers need to monitor, maintain and upgrade systems like never before.
Every day our professionals are using technology to make better design decisions. For example, Energy modeling gives us real data to maximize energy efficiency in our designs, while lifelike three-dimensional visualization offers a clearer picture of what the client can expect in their finished product. We can make decisions earlier in the design process and save clients time and money with fewer change orders in the field and better coordination of documents.
Complementing our BIM process, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) process allows Luckett & Farley to integrate all disciplines during the early design stages with the goal of not only improving overall building design, but test future building system performance and sustainability. Traditional delivery is a linear progression of separate activities that get coordinated at milestone intervals. With IPD, in conjunction with BIM, the integration and linking of models gives each discipline updates and coordination more often as the changes happen. Fewer things are missed as new information is communicated more frequently during design. The engineering and architectural models are linked to facilitate early stage energy modeling, structural analysis, sustainable strategies, life cycle costing, and program validation during the concept/pre-design phase.
Luckett & Farley provided master planning and design services for a 48,664sf surgical center addition to the Taylor Regional Hospital. The building is designed to appear as a separate facility from the hospital to help with the easing of patient anxiety. This hospitality focus on the patient allows for individual pre- and post-op rooms that [more...]
Luckett & Farley’s Media + Entertainment Group designed iHeartRadio’s new 12,000sf office/performance studio space at 32 6th Avenue in New York (the historic former home of AT&T). The space is office-heavy, with a lower proportion of workstations. The offices are arranged laterally with wall-to-wall glass. Office fronts are approximately 11’ high; most office fronts are [more...]
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...]
Is it the abundance of new products? The high design of new finish materials? Or is the connections made with other attendees? Whatever the reason for its popularity, NeoCon is a “must do” event for any interior designer seeking to the way we create spaces. It’s an immaculate city block of cool stuff, sure. But [more...]
This is part five in my blog series about the trends at NeoCon 2012. Other posts in this series can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, & Part 4. Technology Technology advancements were probably the most exciting element of this year’s show. We saw new innovations across the board. New conferencing system software allows users [more...]
This is part four in my blog series about the trends at NeoCon 2012. Other posts in this series can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, & Part 5. Dry Erase The 90’s have made a come-back! While dry erase surfaces were invented in the 1960’s, they weren’t heavily embraced by the public until the [more...]
What do you call a project involving a steam chamber, a web of structural steel, confined spaces, and zero time? Some might say that’s a nightmare; we call it an opportunity to implement new solutions. Luckett & Farley’s structural engineers were approached by its “raw-materials-producer” client to assist with installing new platforms and ladders for maintenance [more...]
Luckett & Farley provides design for healthcare renovation projects that often require a fair amount of medical equipment renovation. Each of these projects requires a physicist report from a service such as Daves & Kelly Inc. The report calculates safe placement of medical equipment in a room through analysis of a shielding diagram. In order to create an accurate [more...]
Ladies and gentleman, this marks the beginning of the Luckett & Farley interior design department’s branding adventure. The new Materialuscious logo is just the beginning. We’ll be introducing new content, activities and materials very soon. Now, for you techies, fashionistas and building owners who want to show the world your commitment to smart design, there are exciting new developments in the world of photovoltaics. [more...]
Put together thousands of creative, like-minded people dedicated to an innovative industry undergoing a digital revolution and – recession or no recession – serious business is sure to occur. That’s exactly what took place at the National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show, the world’s largest annual electronic media trade show and conference for broadcasters, digital [more...]
Light-emitting-diode (LED): a semiconductor diode that emits light when an electric current is applied in the forward direction of the device, as in the simple LED circuit. The effect is a form of electroluminescence where incoherent and narrow-spectrum light is emitted from the p-n junction in a solid state material. Sound a bit confusing? You’re [more...]
In the A/E world there are a lot of firms that say “We do BIM,” but what does that really mean? My definition of BIM (Building Information Modeling) is the virtual construction of the building by the architects and engineers working on the project. A total BIM will contain all building components from the foundations [more...]
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