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Crosstown Concourse and Nineteenth Century Club Win AIA Memphis Awards

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

Crosstown Concourse won an Honor Award for Excellence, AIA Memphis' highest honor, at the association's 2018 gala Saturday night. Jurors were impressed with the new atriums created at Crosstown and commented that the building’s design is "malleable to absorb change" and capable of evolving over time. LRK also received a Merit Award for their careful renovation of the Nineteenth Century Club

The Hill Named Best Real Estate Deal of 2017 Finalist by Dallas Business Journal

Posted by Katherine Martin on April 16th, 2018

Dallas Business Journal - The Hill was named a finalist by the Dallas Business Journal' as a Best Real Estate Deal of 2017 in the Rehab or Reuse category. Maintaining the integrity of the 1970s architecture while retrofitting The Hill into a modern mixed-use development was one of the greatest challenges of the rehabilitation of this 236,050 square-foot former shopping center. Read more

LRK's Philadelphia Office Honored by Community Design Collaborative

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 11th, 2018

LRK’s Philadelphia office is honored to have been recognized by Community Design Collaborative as the 2017 Rookie of the Year, one of only eight awards presented at Leverage 2018 on April 10th. Community Design Collaborative provides pro bono preliminary design services to nonprofit organizations in greater Philadelphia, raising awareness of the importance of design in revitalizing communities. The “Rookie of the Year” award was presented “for exemplary work and enthusiasm as a new volunteer” and recognizes LRK team members for their efforts in transformative community design provided on a pro bono basis, including a recent mixed-use project for Mt. Vernon Manor CDC in the challenged Mantua neighborhood of West Philadelphia.

Bell Artspace Receives Historic Preservation Award

Posted by Katherine Martin on April 6th, 2018

The Bell Artspace Campus project was recently awarded a 2018 Louisiana Landmark Society Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The project transformed six structures into 79 live-work housing units with ancillary uses. Vacant for 13 years, the site now thrives as a community of engaged residents, all while meeting criteria for obtaining historic preservation tax credits. LRK provided architectural design and historic rehabilitation services for this project. Read more.

Global Café and Lucy J’s Bakery Coming Soon to Crosstown

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 2nd, 2018

The Daily News - Two new restaurants, Global Café and Lucy J’s Bakery, are coming soon to Crosstown Concourse. LRK is providing design services for both spaces. Read more.

LRK's Jonathan Flynt to Speak at National Complete Streets Conference

Posted by Katherine Martin on April 2nd, 2018

LRK Associate Jonathan Flynt will participate on a panel at this year's national Complete Streets conference in Nashville, Tenn. Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets, will focus on cutting-edge Complete Streets and creative placemaking research, ideas, and practices. Jonathan's session, "Engaging People, Art and Public Space via Tactical Urbanism," explores ideas and characteristics of tactical urbanism and the valuable role that engaging public art plays when included in a holistic process. Read more.   

Construction Underway on Luxury Apartments in Houston's Generation Park

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

Houston Business Journal – Construction is underway on the first luxury apartments to be located within northeast Houston’s new 4,000-acre neighborhood, Generation Park. Called 255 Assay Street, the 251-unit apartments are situated within Redemption Square, the community’s 52-acre mixed-use district. Units will range in size from a 600-square-foot studio to a three-bedroom penthouse of 2,651 square feet, and the apartments will also feature 17,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. Completion is expected at the end of 2019. LRK is the design architect. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Featured in ArchDaily

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 22nd, 2018

ArchDaily - The Crosstown Concourse redevelopment was recently featured in ArchDaily. Read more.

StreetLights Announces Next Phase of Multifamily at Presidio

Posted by Katherine Martin on March 12th, 2018

REBusiness Online - StreetLights will develop a 373-unit multifamily community within the 129-acre Austin Presidio development. The new community, designed by LRK, follows The Michael, a 415-unit community that was completed in September 2016. LRK provided architectural services for the Michael and provided master planning services for the Presidio Austin community. Read more

Construction Begins on Hamilton Apartments in Deep Ellum

Posted by Katherine Martin on March 8th, 2018

Dallas News - Construction has started on the 26-story, 310-unit Hamilton high-rise apartment building in Deep Ellum. Developed by StreetLights Residential, the project includes ground floor retail, lounge, makers room, workout facility and rooftop pool deck. The project is part of the mixed-use Epic development. LRK is providing architectural services for the project. Read more.