To support their company culture of collaboration and discovery, Luckett & Farley’s architects, interior designers, and engineers transformed an abandoned auto repair facility into their modern headquarters.

This development represents every aspect of the Luckett & Farley enterprise as it incorporates their architecture, interior design, procurement, engineering, and development services to transform an abandoned, 100-year-old auto repair facility into a renovated mixed-use building to host the firm’s new high-end office space.

Luckett & Farley’s offices evolved after the purchase of the building adjacent to their previous headquarters. The project expanded operations and joined the previous offices with a number of intricate pass-through openings. The renovation introduced the latest building technologies, like VRF chilled beam systems, while sympathetically complementing the building’s historic industrial elements. All work and meetings spaces have access to natural light with individual controls for lighting and shade settings, giving added agency to employees.

The office fosters open collaboration, quiet contemplation, and in-the-moment conversation with a range of workspaces, meeting areas, and social spaces. The layout is organized in a studio model with architects, interior designers, and engineers seated around market specialties for seamless collaboration: industrial, distilled spirits, higher education, civic, government, and corporate commercial and hospitality. Flexible and interchangeable office systems allow staffing needs to shift through project and workload changes.

This project not only represents the new home of the state’s largest architecture, interior design, and engineering firm, but it also represents a multi-million dollar investment into the SoBro district, a designated sustainable district by Louisville Metro Government. The redesign opened up some retail and office space for leasing and hopes to attract a restaurant and brewery.

Luckett & Farley designed and constructed the building in pursuit of a LEED Gold Certification.


2022 AIA Merit Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design



Project Details


Luckett & Farley

Construction Value

$5.5 million (Estimate)


45,000 SF

Services Provided


Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Structural Engineering 

Civil Engineering

Interior Design