Located in an infill neighborhood designed to preserve the natural environment, the home addresses the street in a neighborly way, while providing an auto court, service entrance, and garage on the south side and a private outdoor courtyard with panoramic views of the pond and common area to the north. Core living spaces are planned to accommodate extended family, social gatherings, and the owners’ furnishings and art collection. Impactful, proportioned fenestration groupings along multiple exposures provide balanced natural light while extending views to the courtyard and natural landscape.
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The University of Memphis Men’s Basketball Training Facility is a new 58,000-square-foot facility designed to attract top tier Division 1 NCAA college basketball players by giving them a place to develop both athletically and academically. Designed to meet the needs of players, coaches and guests, this state-of-the-art facility also features the Hall of Tradition, which provides a one-of-a-kind look into the rich athletic history of Memphis Tiger basketball with creatively displayed Tiger basketball relics and digitally interactive exhibits. The Men’s Basketball Training Facility will serve as a cornerstone for the University’s sports program at the South Campus.
Serving the Memphis community for nearly 30 years, Church Health provides healthcare for the working uninsured and promotes healthy bodies and spirits for all. After years of growth and expansion, decentralized services and outreach have been brought together again under one roof in Crosstown Concourse. Church Health includes administrative and executive offices, a 62-exam-room medical clinic, teaching kitchen, fitness/wellness facility, eye care, child life, physical therapy, behavioral health, pool, and chapel - every tool and support for well-rounded good health. Planned to appeal to all walks of life by providing a sense of comfort and warmth, the environment offers the flexibility to grow and adapt with the changing needs of the community.
The Alastair at Aria Village, located in Sandy Springs, Georgia outside of Atlanta, is a five-story mixed-use development that houses 357 units, retail, restaurants, and 9,000 square feet of leasing/amenity space. The project is part of a larger master-planned community adjacent the new Mercedes-Benz USA headquarters that includes townhomes, single family residences, boutique retail, chef-driven restaurants, along with parks and hiking trails for everyone to enjoy. LRK designed the English Arts and Crafts-styled mixed-use building and two stand-alone retail buildings on the main town green. Expected completion is spring 2020.
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.
Built in 1899 by acclaimed Philadelphia school architect Joseph Anschutz, the stone-clad former Thomas Powers School has sat unused since 2011. With large windows and expansive spaces, the nearly 40,000 square foot schoolhouse is being redeveloped into artist studios. Celebrating the building’s original details is the primary focus of the renovation, with care taken to reuse the original oak floors, pressed tin ceilings, arched hallway openings, and unique chalkboard-inlaid rolling partitions. In addition to providing much needed studio space for the local artist community, the building’s hallways, lounges, coworking space and café are all designed as galleries where shows and exhibitions can be mounted, giving the tenants opportunities to display, share and sell their work.
LRK served as the planning coordinator and design lead on this 425-unit, multi-phase, mixed-income, and mixed-use HUD Transformation Plan for the North 30th Corridor neighborhood. For 30-plus years the residents of Spencer Homes and the larger historically African-American North Omaha suffered through economic disenfranchisement, social isolation, and the indignity of a Federal Highway (75 North) spitting their community in half. The LRK plan builds off a city and non-profit investment strategy to complete a “Neighborhood of Choice” in this multi-cultural neighborhood.