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2019 Building Memphis Awards

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 4th, 2019

Memphis Business Journal – LRK is honored to have been involved with six projects selected as finalists in the Memphis Business Journal's 2019 Building Memphis competition. The Crosstown Arts Theatre and FedExFamilyHouse, Phase II are both finalists in the Best New Construction Medium category, Memphis Rox is a finalist in the Best Renovation Medium category, and ServiceMaster Headquarters, South Main Artspace Lofts, and the Tennessee Brewery are finalists in the Best Renovation Large category. Winners will be honored at the Building Memphis awards ceremony held February 19th at the Botanic Gardens. Read more

ArchDaily Features LRK-Designed 85 Union Renovation

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 24th, 2018

ArchDaily - ArchDaily recently featured the 85 Union renovation in Memphis. Click here to see more about the project.

LRK Designing Creative Spaces in Memphis, Dallas and Philly

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 24th, 2018

Daily Memphian - LRK embraces art as an essential element in building design as evidenced by recent projects such as the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center in Dallas, the Crosstown Arts Theater and Artspace Lofts in Memphis, and most recently Kreate Space in Philadelphia. For Kreate Space, LRK is currently leading the adaptive reuse of a historic school and transforming the structure into studio space for artists and makers. LRK's Eli Storch says their goal is to create a functional welcoming building that won't "compete with the creative community who will bring this space to life." Read more.

LRK Announces New Principals, Builds Continuum of Leadership

Posted by Katherine Martin on December 19th, 2018

LRK is proud to announce Damon Brider, Amy Smith, and Scott Van Der Jagt as the newest principals of the firm.

“These three have demonstrated outstanding work across various critical roles in our field—but more importantly, each values and carries the welfare of our firm in a holistic and diligent manner,” said founding principal Frank Ricks. “We are proud of their contributions and their willingness to take the risks and rewards that come with formal LRK partnership.”

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Historic Arcade Restaurant to Undergo Renovation

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 14th, 2018

Daily Memphian - LRK is excited to be working on the renovation and expansion of South Main's historic Arcade Restaurant. The project includes renovation and expansion of restaurant space, new coffee and liquor bar, bathrooms, facade renovations, parking lot upgrades, the addition of a plaza/pedestrian connection between parking and restaurant, and a public art mural for the south facade of the building. Read more.

Church Health Featured in Medical Construction & Design

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

Medical Construction & DesignChurch Health is the focus of the article, “Agent for Transformative Change,” and is featured on the cover of the November/December issue of Medical Construction & Design. The article focuses on the challenges and solutions of consolidating 13 separate Church Health facilities under one roof at the historic Crosstown building, creating a patient-centered, welcoming environment that promotes wellness, and improving staff efficiency and communication. Read more.

LRK Named to The Commercial Appeal’s Top Workplaces for Second Year

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 3rd, 2018

The Commercial Appeal - LRK is honored to be named to The Commercial Appeal’s list of Top Workplaces for the second year in a row. The Commercial Appeal partnered with Energage, an employee research and culture technology firm, to determine Memphis’ top workplaces based solely on employee survey feedback. The employee survey gathers responses covering a broad range of topics including alignment, effectiveness, connection, management, employee engagement, leadership, pay, benefits, training, and more. This year 618 local organizations were invited to the survey, 18,819 employees responded, and 55 companies were named Top Workplaces.

Artful Amenities

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

Multihousing Pro - Parcels at Crosstown is featured as a finalist in the 2018 Pillars of the Industry Awards. This article focuses on the artful aspect of amenities, a pervasive theme among this year’s finalists. Read more.

The Hill Receives Urban Design Award from the Greater Dallas Planning Council

Posted by Katherine Martin on November 29th, 2018

Dallas Innovates – The Hill Shopping Center received an Honorable Mention in the Built Project Category of the Urban Design Awards given by the Greater Dallas Planning Council. The awards recognize people and projects whose excellence and leadership have impacted urban design and urban planning in the Dallas region. LRK provided architecture and urban planning services for the project. Read more.

Meadowbrook's 82-Acre Park Shining Jewel

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on November 27th, 2018

The Kansas City Star - When redeveloping the 18-hole golf course into Meadowbrook Park, city officials and developer VanTrust agreed on a reserving 60 percent of the property for an urban park. With significant buy-in from residents, what resulted was a “park framed by a neighborhood” and the jewel in the development’s crown. The Meadowbrook Park community will feature 53 single family homes, 20 twin villas, 282 upscale apartment units, a boutique inn, and 300-unit senior living facility. LRK is providing planning; architectural and interior design services for the Kessler luxury apartments, the inn & restaurant, twin villas and some single family homes; and design review services for all single family homes at Meadowbrook ParkRead more.