The goal of the Pinch District concept study is to create a walkable mixed-use urban district, building upon the unique history and character of the area and reinforcing connections to downtown Memphis assets including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Cook Convention Center, BassPro at The Pyramid and the Uptown District neighborhood. Concepts include multi-story mixed use buildings housing office, retail, and residential uses, a hotel, parking, a pedestrian bridge, artistic lighting features, and underpass lighting improvements, among others. LRK was selected in 2015 to lead a planning effort in partnership with the City’s Division of Housing and Community Development, the Memphis/Shelby Co. Office of Planning and Development, and the Downtown Memphis Commission along with area stakeholders and service providers.
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Located in an infill neighborhood designed to maintain major trees and work with topography, each home in this Nashville neighborhood is unique and different.
Designed for empty-nester, pre-retiree couple shifting lifestyle from a previous larger family sized home. Indoor-outdoor relationships, abundance of balanced natural light, easy flow and circulations, while maintaining function and size for both entertaining extended family and guests, and daily living drove the program.
While not obvious, the home incorporates universal design principles and functions throughout.
Located in the heart of Dallas, The Hill Shopping Center (1977) is undergoing dramatic change as it has not been renovated or restored for the last 40 years. The 236,050 square-foot mixed-use building will be redesigned to meet the growing demand for retail and restaurant experience that provide a sense of place for the Lake Highlands neighborhood. Anchoring the development is the Austin-based TreeHouse green home improvement store, which will span 25,000 square feet. TreeHouse will be 100 percent off-the-grid, storing energy in Tesla’s solar-powered batteries. The store is also the only retailer of Tesla’s PowerWall battery. The Hill will also be the first location the Dallas Metroplex with Tesla super charging stations with 12 on-site stations.
The Residences at La Cantera are the initial phase of the 150-acre Town Center at La Cantera. Incorporating 323 apartments and more than 4,000 square feet of retail, The Residences offer direct access to the adjacent Shops at La Cantera and the Leon Creek Hike and Bike Trail. The pedestrian-friendly Town Center features a three-acre park to serve as the heart of the neighborhood.
The historic renovation of the Nineteenth Century Club (1907) transformed the last grand mansion standing on Union Avenue in Memphis, Tenn. into an upscale restaurant and lounge. Vacant and unsecured for two years, much of the ornate millwork, including newel posts, elaborate mantles, and hardware had been stolen or removed. The design team tracked down many of these items from local salvage yards and worked with local artisans to recreate lost items from photographs. Alterations to the original structure were kept to a minimum.