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Alltech Kentucky Campus Office Expansion

Alltech Kentucky Campus Office Expansion

Nicholasville, Kentucky

AWCI Member Contractor: Grayhawk, LLC

The following project was submitted to AWCI’s Excellence in Construction Quality Awards program in 2021 in the Ceilings category.

This office expansion project was for the Kentucky Campus of Alltech, which serves as the international headquarters of the multibillion-dollar biotechnology company. The job gave AWCI member contractor Grayhawk, LLC, a project area of 72,936 square feet and a materials list that included 45,000 square feet of acoustical ceilings, 3,700 square feet of metal ceilings, 2,500 square feet of ceiling clouds, nearly 34,000 square feet of wallboard and a dome with 4,000 fiber optic lights.


The architect incorporated 10 different specialty ceiling solutions, and the result is a stunning architectural showpiece of high-end products, whether it is an individual space highlighted by one or by a combination of specialty ceiling treatments.


But personal relationships were as much of a challenge as the construction. The demanding owner expected the highest quality of finishes and craftsmanship, so Grayhawk had to coordinate the highly detailed millwork, casework and a high-end lighting/control package that did not allow for high production output. In addition, Grayhawk’s pace was controlled by many other trades and the watchful eye of the business co-founder. If the aesthetics of the design did not suit the owner, there was no hesitation to order a total rework to a different solution.


In the end, Grayhawk’s work was completed in 191 weekdays (11,380 man-hours), and the unique concentration of specialty ceiling products installed with precision craftsmanship elicits “wow” reactions from the owner, employees and visitors—a testament to the excellence of the finished product.


Grayhawk, LLC is headquartered in a 43,000-square-foot facility in Lexington, Ky., with a branch office in Louisville, Ky. With more than 100 employees, the company is recognized nationally for both its interior finish and prefabricated exterior wall panel work and within the Commonwealth of Kentucky for its on-site ability to construct the largest, most complicated and tightly scheduled projects. Visit to learn more about this AWCI member’s company and work.


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