Design excellence since 1853

Luckett & Farley traces its roots back to 1853 when Isaiah Rogers and Henry Whitestone established it as an architectural firm in Louisville, Kentucky. Whitestone was succeeded by D. X. Murphy in 1880, forming D. X. Murphy & Brother in 1890. Both Whitestone and Murphy left a mark on Louisville's skyline, contributing to iconic landmarks such as the Louisville City Hall Clock Tower, Churchill Downs, the original Jefferson County Jail, and the L & N Railroad Office Building.

Incorporated in 1935 as D. X. Murphy & Brother, the firm underwent a name change in 1962 under the ownership of Jean D. Farley and T. D. Luckett, II, becoming Luckett & Farley, Inc. Over time, the firm expanded its expertise, integrating civil and structural engineers into its team. By 1970, it added in-house mechanical and electrical engineering services, as well as construction management. The evolution continued in 1973 when it adopted its current name, Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, Inc.

In 1982, ownership transitioned to three senior managers: President Ronald E. Kendall, Senior Vice President Dennis C. DeWitt, and Vice President and Treasurer Douglas Wilkerson. A significant milestone arrived in 2000 with the introduction of an Employee-Owned Stock Ownership Plan, democratizing ownership within the firm. The turn of leadership in 2002 saw Ed Jerdonek taking the reins as President, ushering in a period of employee ownership and stewardship until his retirement in 2016.

Aric Andrew assumed leadership in 2017, bringing a renewed client focus by restructuring the firm into multi-disciplinary design studios tailored to specific markets. Rolf Provan took the helm in 2022 as the firm's 12th leader, steering Luckett & Farley into its 170th year. Provan's vision centers on harnessing the collective expertise of the firm's employee-owners to enhance innovation, design, and efficiency, all aligned with the firm's enduring commitment to leveraging design for positive impact.