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LRK Philly Volunteers with CDC

Posted by Katherine Martin on February 12th, 2018

Several members of LRK’s Philadelphia studio have volunteered their design skills to help the Community Design Collaborative, an organization that provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia, with a conceptual design for affordable housing.

The design for Mount Vernon Manor, located in the Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia, required 200 volunteer hours.

A long-vacant rowhome and two adjacent vacant lots offer Mount Vernon Manor CDC an opportunity to pursue a mixed-use development combining its new offices with affordable apartments. A recessed “front porch” and a glass storefront will draw residents into the CDC’s offices, which will include a community room accommodating 100. A separate entrance with an elevator will make the apartments above accessible. The renovated rowhome next door will provide a family with affordable housing. Read more

MBJ Announces Crosstown Concourse as Building Memphis Project of the Year

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 9th, 2018

Memphis Business Journal - The Memphis Business Journal has announced that Crosstown Concourse is this year's  Project of the Year. The project - and the people whose hard work made it possible - will be honored at the Building Memphis awards ceremony February 27th at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. LRK is proud to have been a part of the project team! Read more.

2018 Building Memphis Awards

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 26th, 2018

Memphis Business Journal - We're honored to have been involved with three projects selected as finalists in the Memphis Business Journal's 2018 Building Memphis competition. Church Health at Crosstown Concourse is a finalist in the Best Renovation Large category, the University of Memphis' Laurie-Walton Family Basketball Center in the Best New Construction Large category, and the Medical District Streetscape Improvements project in the Best Renovation Small category. Winners will be announced at the Building Memphis awards ceremony held February 27th. Read more.

Take a Virtual Tour of LRK-Planned Waterside

Posted by Katherine Martin on January 18th, 2018

Take a virtual tour of the transformed Waterside neighborhood development that features an eight-acre riverfront park, nearby transit, and a variety of housing types. Located in Bensalem, Penn., Waterside strengthens the Delaware River’s prominence with a half-mile linear greenway animated with trails, marina, shops, and cafes. LRK provided planning services for this project Mignatti Companies. 

Jim Constantine to Present Program at Upcoming New Jersey Planning Conference

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 17th, 2018

One of the most challenging issues facing many desirable older communities is how to make new infill housing “fit” within established neighborhoods. LRK's Jim Constantine will present and moderate a panel on the subject for the upcoming New Jersey Planning Conference on January 25-26, sponsored by the American Planning Association of New Jersey and Rutgers University’s Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Read more.

Two LRK Projects Awarded Best in American Living Awards

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 16th, 2018

Two LRK projects were awarded 2017 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Bexley won a Platinum Award in the Single-Family Community 100 Units & Over category and The Chisca on Main received a Gold Award in the Adaptive Reuse Multifamily category. Winners were announced on January 10th at the NAHB International Builders' Show.

Now in its 34rd year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, multifamily, affordable, remodeling, community and interiors. 

Gray Canary Named One of Vogue's Most Anticipated Restaurants

Posted by Katherine Martin on January 12th, 2018

Vogue – James Beard Award-nominated chefs Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer are nearly ready to debut The Gray Canary, an 80-seat restaurant and lounge dedicated to locally sourced ingredients cooked on a wood-fired grill. The restaurant will also include a raw bar. LRK provided architecture and interior design services for the project. The Gray Canary is located adjacent to another LRK project, Old Dominick Distillery. Read more

Three LRK Projects Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Award Finalists

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 10th, 2018

We are excited to announce three LRK projects were named finalists in the 2017 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards program. The Michael in Austin, Texas was a finalist in the Best Garden Apartment Community (4 stories or less) category. Azul Baldwin Park in Orlando and Tate at Tanglewood in Houston were both honored in the Best Low Rise Apartment Community (non-garden, 5 stories or less) category. The projects were honored during an awards luncheon on January 9th in Orlando during the International Builders Show. 

Crosstown World's Largest LEED Platinum Building for Historic Adaptive Reuse

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 9th, 2018

The Commercial Appeal  - Crosstown Concourse, Memphis’ 1.5-million square foot historic distribution center-turned-vertical urban village, has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification for its historic rehab and adaptive reuse of the Sears Crosstown building. Crosstown Concourse’s size and scope affirm the title as the largest historic adaptive reuse LEED Building Design + Construction Platinum project in the world. Read more.

Groundbreaking for Union/McLean Mixed-Use Project

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 5th, 2018

Memphis Business Journal - A formerly blighted corner at Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard is undergoing a transformation to become home to a mix of apartments, restaurants, and retail. The $33.5 million project, known as The Citizen, marks the first construction of new apartments in Midtown in more than 15 years. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday. LRK is providing architectural services. Read more.