Archive: 2018

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.

Convention Center's Sleek New Look Set for Review by Downtown Board

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 6th, 2018

Commercial Appeal - More details of the Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation are unveiled. The design is up for review Wednesday by the Downtown Memphis Review Board. Read more.

The Hill Named Finalist for Dallas Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deals

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 6th, 2018

Dallas Business Journal – The Hill has been named a finalist for Dallas Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deals of 2017 in the Rehab or Reuse category. LRK is honored to be a member of the project team. Winners will be announced on April 11th at a ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Featured in Architectural Record

Posted by Katherine Martin on February 28th, 2018

Architectural Record - The redevelopment of Crosstown Concourse is featured in the March issue of Architectural Record. The article states, "As cities grapple with the respective futures of their industrial pasts, they would do well to look at Crosstown Concourse. For this development, the vision was strong and swayed a diverse group of prospective tenants to get on board. From an environmental standpoint, the transformation of the Sears building into a successful venture like Crosstown Concourse turned a white elephant into green one." Read more.   

The Church Health Way

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

The Daily News - This article focuses on Church Health's philosophy of preventing illness and promoting well-being through nurturing both body and spirit as they seek to care for the traditionally underserved in our community. After years of growth and expansion, Church Health's services and outreach have once again been brought together under one roof at the Crosstown Concourse building. LRK provided interior design services for Church Health's new space at Crosstown. Read more.

Memphis Cook Convention Center to Receive Major Facelift

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

The Architect's Newspaper - Renovations to the Memphis Cook Convention Center are part of Memphis' larger citywide Bicentennial Gateway Project to celebrate 200 years in 2019. Updates will include an expanded footprint, outdoor terraces with views to the river and downtown skyline, improved exhibition hall with increased breakout space, a new grand entrance and sky bridge, expanded back-of-house access, cosmetic changes to the 2,100-seat Canon Center for the Performing Arts, and expanded opportunities for public art. LRK is providing architectural and interior design services, along with Atlanta-based tvsdesign. Read more.

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.

ServiceMaster Headquarters Nears Completion

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

Commercial Appeal  - Work on ServiceMaster's new corporate headquarters in downtown Memphis is nearing completion with employees scheduled to begin moving in February 19th. The adaptive reuse of the old Peabody Place mall breathes new life into a formerly vacant building. The interior will feature light-filled, collaborative and adaptive work spaces in keeping with current workplace trends. Read more.