News

Elemento Neapolitan Pizza to Open this Week

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

Commercial Appeal - Much anticipated Elemento Neapolitan Pizza is set to open later this week in Crosstown Concourse. The LRK-designed restaurant has an industrial feel with high exposed ceilings and concrete floors, while two white-tiled pizza ovens ordered from a 100-year old Italian company are the focus of the space. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Wins Nation's Highest Honor in Preservation

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 16th, 2018

For its groundbreaking transformation of a 1.3 million square-foot mixed-use facility, national full-service architectural, planning, environmental graphic and interior design firm Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK), in association with DIALOG, is proud to announce that the National Trust for Historic Preservation has named Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tennessee one of only three winners of the 2018 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards. Read more.

Frank Ricks to Speak at ULI Fall Conference

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 8th, 2018

LRK's Frank Ricks will participate in a panel discussion this Wednesday, October 10, at the Urban Land Institute’s Fall Conference in Boston. The session, "The Creative Placemaking Dividend: How Art and Culture Enhance the Bottom Line and Promote Healthy, Equitable, Thriving Places,” will explore the following questions: Does an investment in art and culture yield a return? If it does, what is the return? Is the return purely financial or are there other benefits? And who benefits—developers, investors, the community, the government, or some or all of these?

Frank will discuss the impacts of arts integration at Crosstown Concourse

Concourse Pool to Serve Church Health Patients

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 7th, 2018

Daily Memphian - Construction will soon start on the pool at Crosstown, to be built between Crosstown Concourse and the Crosstown High gymnasium. It will include a five-lane outdoor lap pool, splash pad, freestanding office and bathrooms, and basement pool equipment room. LRK provided architectural services for the pool, which will be available to Church Health patients and members of the Church Health YMCA. Anticipated completion is May 2019. Read more.

Princeton Planning Board Recommends Redevelopment Zone Designation for Some Seminary Properties Based on LRK Study

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 5th, 2018

Planet Princeton – The Princeton Planning Board voted unanimously to recommend to the Princeton governing body that a portion of Princeton theological Seminary’s campus be designation as an area in need of development. LRK’s Jim Constantine and Chris Cosenza, who serve as borough planners, conducted a study to determining whether to New Jersey redevelopment statute could be applied to the seminary’s Tennant-Roberts campus on Stockton Street and the Erdman Center on Library Place.  Constantine and Cosenza concluded that the redevelopment statute is appropriate for the seminary properties, and advised the planning board to recommend to the Princeton Council that they approve the use of the redevelopment statute for the properties. Read more.

Functionality, Space, Focus of Crosstown Theater Design

Posted by Katherine Martin on September 28th, 2018

Daily Memphian – The 28,000 square-foot theater at Crosstown Concourse, The Doll House, was designed to accommodate countless types of performance types including film, dance, theatre, live music and to host meetings for large groups. Designers created a modular floor section and movable seating that can transform the space in a matter of hours. This functionally, as well as top-quality acoustics provide a space for artists from all across the city to display their talents. Read more

USGBC Recognizes LRK's Krissy Buck Flickinger and Crosstown Concourse

Posted by Katherine Martin on September 27th, 2018

The USGBC Tennessee community awarded Crosstown Concourse the Exceptional Leadership Award as part of this year’s 2018 Leadership Awards for demonstrating high levels of leadership in all facets of sustainable design. The program celebrates the leadership of building owners, designers, and construction professionals who achieve LEED certification. The Crosstown team will be honored during the IMPACT Tennessee Conference in October. Read more.

Memphis Downtown Boom Fueled by Riverfront, City’s Rich History

Posted by Katherine Martin on September 26th, 2018

Curbed - This article features some of LRK’s adaptive reuse projects including Crosstown Concourse, Tennessee Brewery, and the Wonder Bread renovation into Orion’s headquarters and apartments, that have contributed to the reinvestment in Memphis’ downtown. Read more.

Parking Day Philadelphia!

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 25th, 2018

Philly Voice  - LRK recently participated in Philadelphia's 14th annual PARK(ing) Day. Founded in San Francisco in 2005, PARK(ing) Day consists of artists, designers, activists, and citizens converting metered parking into temporary public space to illustrate how valuable public space is to cities. This article showcases photos of LRK’s space, as well as the other amazing transformations around town. Read more.

Crosstown Winner of Editor's Choice Multifamily Executive Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 19th, 2018

Multifamily Executive - LRK is delighted to announce that Crosstown Concourse is the winner of two Multifamily Executive Awards - a Grand Award in the Adaptive Reuse category and Editor's Choice Award. Awards were presented yesterday at a ceremony held in conjunction with the 2018 Multifamily Executive Conference in Las Vegas at the Bellagio. Read more.