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Bravura wins AIA Kentucky MERIT AWARD for the Old Forester Distillery!

Bravura Architecture wins AIA Kentucky MERIT AWARD for Excellence in Architectural Design for the Old Forester Distillery!

“With its beautiful detailing and expert integration of branding elements, the Old Forester Distillery renovation represents a triumphant return to the company’s original home. A carefully designed procession of spaces leads visitors through a variety of production and storage areas to the rooftop event terrace. The jury appreciated the well-balanced attitude toward new architectural insertions within the historic building context.”

Congratulations to the Old Forester Distillery team!

Architect of Record: Bravura
Concept Designer: Imagination
Owner: Brown-Forman Corporation
Civil Engineer: Ehi Consultants
Structural Engineer: Slesser Engineering
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Kerr-Greulich Engineers, Inc.
Lighting Design: Focus Lighting
General Contractor: Messer Construction Co.



Bravura’s Old Forester Distillery Opens


Take a first look at Bravura’s Old Forester​ Distillery and then book your tour for an even closer look (and taste)!

See more of the distillery here.




The Parklands of Floyds Fork is quickly becoming the “favorite new park in the country”!


Inspired by Frederick Law Olmsted, Bravura’s The Parklands of Floyds Fork is quickly becoming the “favorite new park in the country” and inspiring park design from coast to coast!

Click here to find out why.



Louisville Waterfront Pavilion Competition Exhibition at KMAC Museum

  • By Eric Huelsman

Louisville Waterfront Pavilion Competition Exhibition at KMAC Museum

Bravura was excited to participate in the Louisville Waterfront Pavilion Competition this spring.  The competition invited a broad range of architects and engineers to design temporary pavilions that will shelter various festival activities for the upcoming Centennial Festival of Riverboats celebration in honor of the Belle of Louisville’s 100th anniversary taking place on the Louisville Waterfront from October 14- 19, 2014.

All the competition design entries will be on view at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft from April 19th through June 29th.   Be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite pavilion.

Click Here to find out more about this exhibit.




Lincoln Elementary #BeyonceOutbreak

  • By Eric Huelsman

>Beyonce Outbreak

Bravura is hoping that Beyonce can stop by Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts School to see all the great, creative and fun projects their students and teachers are doing.

Check out the latest video from the students at Lincoln Elementary.




Grand Opening of the 3rd Phase of The Parklands

  • By Eric Huelsman

Video-Courier Journal - Phase 3 Grand Opening

Check out the Courier Journal’s latest article on The Parklands.  The third phase of The Parklands opens on September 6th and 21st Century Parks spokeswoman, Ellen Doolittle, discusses the new additions you’ll see in the accompanying video!

Courier Journal Article about The Parklands Grand Opening



AIA Kentucky’s 50:50 Contest

  • By Eric Huelsman

AIA Kentucky 50 50 Contest


Bravura is excited to report that not just one, but two of our buildings were selected for the AIA Kentucky’s 50:50 contest. The Louisville Ballet Building and  Waterfront Park Place made the list! Please vote for us by following the link below:

Vote for your top 10 favorite buildings for the AIA Kentucky’s 50:50 Contest!




Business First Structures – The Parklands Buildings Debut

  • By Eric Huelsman

The Parklands Business First Article

Business First wrote an article about the opening of The Parklands of Floyds Fork buildings and Bravura’s role in their design and construction.  You can read the full article by following the link below:

Structures: The Parklands Buildings Debut



Louisville Magazine: Lincoln’s Revisionist History

  • By Eric Huelsman

Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts Magnet

We were honored when Jon Lee Cope contacted us about including the Lincoln Elementary Performing Arts Magnet School in Louisville Magazine’s January 2013 issue.  You can read the full article here:

Louisville Magazine – January 2013 – Architecture & Design