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Local Architects Redefining Memphis Area

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 12th, 2019

Memphis Business Journal - A number of LRK-designed projects, including FedEx Logistics' renovation of the Gibson Guitar Factory, the Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation, The Citizen mixed-use development in midtown, and Wiseacre Brewing Company's new downtown facility, are featured in an article about current architectural projects that are helping to redefine Memphis. Read more.

LRK Welcomes Nine Architectural Designers & Project Managers Across Markets

Posted by Katherine Martin on June 11th, 2019

LRK has welcomed nine new employees to our growing staff of 128 across eight offices. 

  • Adrienne Bodeen – Memphis; Architect
  • Tyler Broome – Celebration; Project Manager
  • Rogean Cadieux-Smith – Memphis; Project Manager
  • Amanda Eggers – Dallas; Architectural Designer
  • Katie Hunt – Memphis; Architectural Designer
  • Todd Nations – Memphis; Accountant
  • Rudy Salinas – Celebration; Project Manager
  • Ronnie Santos – Dallas; Project Manager
  • Stewart Wild – Memphis; Construction Administrator

“We’re proud to add these colleagues to our deep roster of committed and talented architects and planners,” said LRK founding principal Frank Ricks. Click here to read more about each new hire. 

Central Station Hotel Close to Completion

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 11th, 2019

Daily Memphian - The renovated Central Station Hotel is scheduled to open in September. Guestrooms feature large windows and tall ceilings with spectacular views of downtown, while a 3,500-square-foot hotel restaurant and bar will anchor the ground floor, along with an additional 7,000 square feet of retail. Light-filled interiors feature mid-century modern furniture and an emphasis on the Memphis music scene, while an extensive art collection focuses on the train route stretching from New Orleans to Memphis to Chicago. Architectural services are being provided by LRK in association with Bounds and Gillespie Architects. Read more.

Renovation of Orion's New Headquarters Nearing Completion

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 6th, 2019

Daily Memphian - Orion Federal Credit Union is putting the finishing touches on their new headquarters and on Tuesday night board members, friends, and community members gathered at the new space to help celebrate. Orion’s staff of 140 will soon move into the 98-year-old former Wonder Bread factory, which has been renovated to incorporate a sleek modern design and light-filled space set amidst the building’s historic details. Orion’s renovation has also served as a catalyst for the whole Edge District neighborhood. LRK is providing architectural and interior design services for Orion’s historic renovation. Read more.

Frank Ricks to Speak at National AIA Conference

Posted by Katherine Martin on June 3rd, 2019

LRK Principal Frank Ricks will participate on the panel, “Design Snapshots: Award-winning Adaptive Reuse,” this Friday, June 7 at 8 a.m. at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas. Panelists will investigate key characteristics, challenges, client relationships, and innovate techniques and materials used to create their projects. Frank will discuss LRK’s Crosstown Concourse project, which was a recipient of the 2019 AIA Architecture Award. Read more.

Mixed-Use Clemson Development Planned

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 22nd, 2019

Independent Mail - A new $80 million development on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, South Carolina will feature 322 apartments, 14,000 square feet of restaurant space, 8,000 square feet of retail, a parking garage, and boardwalk along the lake. LRK is providing architectural services for the project. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Named Finalist for ULI Global Awards for Excellence

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 16th, 2019

Urban Land - Crosstown Concourse is one of 19 developments from around the world that have been named a finalist in the 2019 ULI Global Awards for Excellence, one of the real estate industry's most prestigious honors. Winners will be recognized at the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting and will be featured in the fall issue of Urban Land magazine. Read more.

LRK’s North 30th Choice Neighborhood Plan Awarded $25m Grant

Posted on May 15th, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – On May 13th, HUD announced the award of a $25 million implementation grant for the redevelopment of the Spencer Homes public housing site and the surrounding neighborhood along North 30th Street. This Choice Neighborhoods funding leverages an additional $157 million of investments to transform the corridor, which is centered on Seventy Five North Revitalization Corporation’s Highlander community. Read more.

NCRM Receives Nation's Highest Honor for Museums

Posted by Katherine Martin on May 9th, 2019

Commercial Appeal – The National Civil Rights Museum has been honored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with a 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor for libraries and museums. Read more.

LRK Designing Peabody Avenue Apartments

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 8th, 2019

Memphis Business Journal - An existing two-story, 28-unit apartment building is being renovated and a new three-story, 30-unit multifamily complex is being planned for an adjacent site along Peabody Avenue. LRK is proving architectural services for the project. Read more.