Marion County, KY
LJC, in collaboration with Clayco, provided integrated design and delivery for AppHarvest’s greenhouse facility in Richmond, Kentucky. AppHarvest is an indoor farming company focused on sustainable and non-GMO produce, supplying top U.S. grocers and restaurants.
LJC aimed to create a workplace design that embodies the AppHarvest brand and objectives. The Richmond facility is one of three projects completed for AppHarvest, each with a unique yet efficient design using a consistent materials palette and architectural vocabulary. These locations serve as an extension of its brand, emphasizing its commitment to staff, people, and the community. The Richmond site is a ground-up workplace addition to the production facility.
LJC’s scope included architecture, interior design, and landscape design. Our partnership with Clayco’s in-house engineering team – including structural and process engineering – was also crucial in delivering this facility. Clayco served as the construction manager, overseeing the construction of the Greenhouse, Headhouse, Utility Plant, and site work. Given the importance of maintaining a contaminant-free growing environment in the controlled environment agriculture industry, our design team meticulously coordinated sanitization equipment. It ensured seamless interconnection between employee areas and production areas.