The Road to Louisville, Ky.: A Historic Revitalization in the Heart of Paristown

In 2020, two architectural powerhouses, Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan, Inc. (AJRC) and Schmidt Associates, joined forces, setting the stage for a transformative journey. Mere months before the global shutdowns, the merger birthed a new entity, an extension of Schmidt Associates in Louisville, Ky., with a shared vision of becoming a regional leader in architecture, engineering, […]

A Legal Renaissance: SKO’s Innovative Office Transformation in Downtown Louisville

In today’s practice of law, redefining spaces to coincide with technological advancements is paramount. As such, Stoll Keenon Ogden (SKO) found itself at a crossroads, prompted by a surplus of space due to the prevailing reliance on digital files. As a result, the firm faced a critical decision: persist in an outdated and segmented downtown […]

At the Intersection of Home and Office: Schmidt Associates Completes Fit-Up for KPFF Louisville

A new home-like, 10,000-sf office designed by Schmidt Associates, in partnership with CMTA and Three Dot Design, is relocating to a downtown Louisville office tower. To better align its footprint and reflect its company value of putting employees first, KPFF Consulting Engineers’ Louisville office is the newest tenant on the 22nd floor of 500 W. […]

The Benefits of Engagement Workshops

To better understand an Owner’s future workplace, we recently hosted an engagement workshop with the KPFF Louisville team who is planning their new office in downtown Louisville. KPFF is a national structural engineering firm that partners with the world’s most thoughtful and creative design professionals to design and build extraordinary places and things. In 2022, […]

The Value of Adaptive Reuse

To understand the importance of adaptive reuse, one must first appreciate the value of old buildings and architecture. While it can feel “progressive” to tear down the old in order to make room for the new, adaptive reuse defines progress differently. Rather than creating a narrow vision that imagines possibilities with a blank slate, reuse […]

Roof 101: Steep-Slope vs. Low-Slope Roofs

Commercial roofs fall into two main categories: steep-slope and low-slope. Believe it or not, there is no such thing as a completely flat roof. Steep-slope roofs can be covered with shingles, slate, or metal. Low-slope roofs are classified as built-up, single-ply membrane, or monolithic sprayed foam. Pros and Cons of Steep-Slope and Low-Slope Roofs Steep-Slope: […]

Roof 101: Low-Slope Roof Material Options

There are a variety of types of commercial roofing systems. Most commercial roofs are either steep-slope or low-slope. Let’s look at the three primary types of low-slope roofs: 1. Built-Up Roofs Built-up roofs can be applied anywhere and can be placed on all low-slope roof building shapes. There are two basic types of built-up roofs: Coal […]

Ask an Architect: COVID-19 Office Changes

Watch the Video Playlist:    Watch on YouTube   Now that many industries have spent several months working from home, business leaders have new questions about office needs and design. Do we even need a physical office anymore? Should we transition from an open office plan back to cubicles or walled offices? What changes can […]

What We Know About Office Design in the Wake of COVID-19

By Eddie Layton, Associate and Project Manager, and Dan Billings, Associate and Project Architect   The implications of COVID-19 and the impact it’s having on life and business is still in constant flux. We know things have to change, and there are lots of ideas floating around. We likely won’t have a firm grasp on […]

6 Ways to Save on Operational Costs in the Time of COVID-19

The current pandemic has drastically changed the business landscape and has many organizations looking for ways to cut costs. Here are some of the best ways to maximize your budget and reduce operational costs.   Adjust building controls to reduce energy consumption If your facility is currently closed or at reduced occupancy, adjusting your building […]