Seeing Green: Local Projects That Make Louisville More Environmentally Friendly

One of Sullivan and Cozart’s recent projects, the Louisville Free Public Library South Central Regional Branch, was highlighted in Louisville Business First for a Gold LEED rating.  LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a green building rating system.  According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings.

Click here to check out the article on Business First’s website.



Sullivan Cozart selected for Kentucky Derby Museum Building Expansion Project


The Kentucky Derby Museum broke ground Monday on a multi-million dollar expansion and renovation project, the largest expansion since the museum was built in 1985.

The $6.5 million expansion project includes adding 11,000 square feet and renovating 5,000 square feet.  Louisville based, Sullivan Cozart is the General Contractor.

“It’ll feature 2,400 square feet of covered space that can be shared for different events, including outdoor weddings, dinner parties, and so on,” Derby Museum President and CEO Pat Armstrong said. “There will also be an entire new stable area that will house our resident thoroughbred and our new companion horse since Winston is retiring. That area will feature seating for educational programming, which is a big part of our mission here at the Kentucky Derby Museum.”

The D. Wayne Lukas collection will be featured in a permanent gallery, according to a release from the museum.


Sullivan Cozart Completing Home of the Innocents Build Out for “Open Arms”

This is a new tenant build out project at the Home of the Innocents.

The construction build out is located on the third floor and will be occupied for the Home of the Innocents “Open Arms” Children’s Health located in the Hockensmith building on campus.

The “Open Arms” Children’s Health, the home’s outpatient pediatric health center that provides compassionate care to the community’s children.  This build out is very important to the HOI’s mission of providing outpatient health services to the community.

The project will consist of new offices, examination rooms and treatment rooms and includes interior finishes of around 9,000 square feet.

Home of the Innocents is located at: 1100 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40206.

Sullivan Cozart to Renovate Symphony at Valley Farms Senior Living Facility

Symphony at Valley Farms offers a senior living lifestyle.  Senior living community offers both assisted living for those who are seeking a comfortable, home-like environment with the opportunity for social interaction as well as In the Moment memory care for those who are experiencing memory loss.

Sullivan Cozart is currently providing construction services at Symphony at Valley Farms Senior Living Facility with the renovation of Wing C into a Memory Care facility along with adding new nurse stations in wings A and C.

The total area of renovation is around 17,000 square feet.  The conversion will be two combine single rooms into double occupancy rooms by adding a common hallway and between two rooms.  New floor covering, painting and ceiling throughout the renovated areas.

Symphony at Valley Farms currently has 31 assisted-living units and 34 memory-care units at 10201 Valley Farms Boulevard, off Valley Station Road in Louisville.

Sullivan Cozart providing construction services for Commonwealth of Kentucky Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) is one of the largest two-year community and technical colleges in the state. As a member of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, its mission is to provide excellence in teaching and learning.

The Leestown Campus BCTC Renovation project in Lexington involves the selective demolition and repurposing of four buildings on the campus. Machine shops and labs are being converted into nursing, radiography, and anatomy and physiology labs, as well as classrooms. Classrooms are being converted into faculty office spaces and cosmetics classrooms and lab space. The demolition and build out involves about 10,000 SF and has a duration of six months. Self-performed work includes selective demolition, concrete, rough carpentry, and division 10 install.

Project Budget: $2.4 million

Architect: Clotfelter-Samokar, Lexington