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LRK Wins TxA Design Award for TreeHouse

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 12th, 2018

TreeHouse has been honored with a 2018 TxA Design Award, one of 14 design awards presented by the Texas Society of Architects. The anchor tenant of Dallas’ newly renovated The Hill shopping center, TreeHouse is a green home improvement store offering products and services that promote healthful and sustainable living spaces. TreeHouse is net-positive, meaning that it produces more energy than it uses, a first for big-box retail in Texas, as well as for home improvement stores nationwide. Architectural services were provided by LRK with Lake|Flato. Read more.

What a Convention Center Adds to a City

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

Successful Meetings – Convention centers around the country, including the Memphis Cook Convention Center, are featured in this discussion about a city’s decision to build or renovate. The article discusses the Memphis Cook Convention Center’s ideal pedestrian-friendly location along the Mississippi River, as well as proximity to amenities as a key factor in the decision to renovate. Read more

LRK Leads "Visioning Workshop" for Downtown Evesham

Posted by Admin on June 5th, 2018

Marlton Sun - Jim Constantine, project team and municipal officials lead a second ‘Visioning Workshop” in as many weeks to empower residents and business owners with a vision to continue to transform, further strengthen and enhance the positive character the historic Marlton Village. The community selected their preferred imagery and provided comments for community gathering spaces, selective infill redevelopment and parking strategies to help see the future of Evesham’s downtown area. LRK previously prepared the “2020 Vision Plan” in 2009 in response to community concerns of the implications of the new highway interchange flyover that was constructed adjacent to the downtown area.  Read more.

Princeton Planners Unveil Phase of Zoning Fixes

Posted by Admin on June 4th, 2018

Community News/Princeton Echo – Princeton residents show up for a presentation on potential zoning changes to in an effort to preserve Princeton’s established historic residential neighborhoods. LRK’s Jim Constantine and Chris Cosenza present at a town meeting explaining a series of form-based code provisions and other zoning changes propelled by the Neighborhood Character and Zoning Initiative. Read more.

Hickman Building Transformation

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 1st, 2018

The Daily News - New details are emerging about the renovation of the Hickman Building, now to be known as The Commonwealth. The Commonwealth will feature 5,500 square feet of ground-floor retail, four floors of luxury apartments, and a mix of commercial tenants, including 18,500 square feet set aside for SouthernSun Asset Management. Vacant since 1971, the building is carefully being renovated to preserve as much of the original craftmanship as possible. Read more.

Tennessee Brewery Reaches Full Occupancy in Record Time

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 1st, 2018

Commercial Appeal - The initial 148 units in the renovated historic brewery and the attached new apartment building have reached full occupancy in less than five months. According to property manager Fogelman Properties, the Tennessee Brewery is one of the company’s fastest projects to reach full occupancy. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Honored With Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 28th, 2018

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Shari Meghreblian announced the winners of the 2018 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards, and Crosstown Concourse is a recipient in the Building Green category. Winners will be recognized for their achievements and positive impact on the state’s natural resources in an awards ceremony to be held in Franklin on July 9, 2018. Read more.

LRK Ranked 442 in ENR's 2018 Top 500

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 23rd, 2018

Engineering News Record - LRK is ranked 442 in ENR's 2018 Top 500 listing, up from 474 last year. Companies were ranked according to revenue for design services performed in 2017. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Wins Grand Prize in CNU Charter Awards

Posted on May 19th, 2018

Savannah, Georgia - On Friday May 18, The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) honored Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tennessee with the grand prize among eleven professional and three student winners of its 17th annual Charter Awards, which recognize exemplary projects by local government, developers, architects, urban designers and others engaged in revitalizing and creating coherent cities, neighborhoods, and metropolitan regions. Winners are chosen because they not only embody and advance the principles of the Charter of the New Urbanism, but also because they make a difference in people's lives. Read more.

From Blight to Bright Lights in Memphis

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 18th, 2018

The New York Times  - Old Dominick Distillery and Crosstown Concourse are featured in this article about transforming blighted Memphis buildings into neighborhood hot spots and tourist attractions. Read more.