In honor of our ability to prosper and thrive through recent transitions, as well as our decades of dedication to exceptional design and architecture that enhances the quality of our environment, a jury of our peers presented Luckett & Farley with 2020’s Distinguished Firm Award.



"Winning the Distinguished Firm Award this year is a testament to the impact of our design vision from our own neighborhood to the corners of the state and beyond."

— Aric M. Andrew, AIA, President & CEO 



Luckett & Farley is dedicated to continuous improvement, to be better for our clients and our community. We have made transformative changes in the way we do business and we are seeing the benefits of this focus in the designs that are coming out of our market driven studios. Client satisfaction is our top priority, but peer recognition is another validation of our efforts. This year Luckett & Farley received two Merit Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design from The 2020 AIA Kentucky Honors Awards Jury.


Winners were chosen based on how clearly they presented their work in context with the site and its surroundings, met the program requirements, and illustrated four of the ten AIA Principles of Design Excellence, which are: Design for Integration, Design for Equitable Community, Design for Ecology, Design for Water, Design for Economy, Design for Energy, Design for Wellness, Design for Resources, Design for Change, and Design for Discovery.

SmART Bus Stop #2

In May 2017 Luckett & Farley was awarded two of four SmART stop bus stops by the Louisville Metro Housing Authority, including one at the intersection of 18th and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. The surrounding neighborhood at this intersection makes this transit stop a major point of access into the core of the Russell neighborhood and is critical to the area's success.

“SmART Stop #2 captured the attention of the jury with a design guided by a synthesis of function and ecological purpose. Bus stops are an important part of public transportation infrastructure, and this design elevates the typology while sitting comfortably in the neighborhood. The jury appreciated how the lean material palette reinforces the conceptual clarity and provides a sculptural expression of the bus stop.”

2020 AIA Kentucky Honors Awards Jury

Rabbit Hole Distillery

The Rabbit Hole Tasting Room and Event Space is an exciting addition to the brand’s Henry County campus. Currently the site of their cutting-edge steel rickhouses, also designed by Luckett & Farley, this site is an extension of the bourbon’s urban distilling campus in downtown Louisville.

“The Rabbit Hole Distillery submission highlights the importance of architectural representation. Though unbuilt, the beautiful presentation illustrates a sensitive and productive combination of building and landscape to convey a strong sense of place. A rich sequence of experiences produces a convincing statement about how context and culture can be celebrated through refined architectural expression.”

2020 AIA Kentucky Honors Awards Jury


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