ABOUT THIS PROJECT

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

From inception to final project, Luckett & Farley worked as a comprehensive team to turn the 100-year-old, abandoned, two-story auto repair facility into a renovated mixed-use facility to host the firm’s new high-end office space. This innovative development represents every aspect of the Luckett & Farley enterprise as it incorporates their architecture, engineering, interior design, procurement, and development services.  

The design is organized around a studio model in which multidisciplinary teams form clusters around specific project types for seamless collaboration. Flexible and interchangeable office systems allow staffing needs to shift through project and workload changes. With a range of workspaces, meeting areas, and social spaces, the office fosters open collaboration, quiet contemplation, and in-the-moment conversation.   

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

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. 

Project Details

Owner

Luckett & Farley

Construction Value

$5.5 million (Estimate)

Size

45,000 SF

Services Provided

Architecture

Mechanical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Structural Engineering 

Civil Engineering

Interior Design

Procurement

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