Beth Van Der Jagt

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Church Health Featured in Medical Construction & Design

Posted on December 5th, 2018

Medical Construction & Design - Church 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 ... read more »

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

Posted 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 ... read more »

Meadowbrook's 82-Acre Park Shining Jewel

Posted 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 ... read more »

Wiseacre Expands Downtown with New Brewery

Posted on November 26th, 2018

Daily Memphian - LRK is providing architectural services for a new Wiseacre brewery located at the southwest corner of B.B. King and Butler in downtown Memphis. The new brewery will be able to produce 100,000 barrels yearly and employ a staff of 70. Although most of the 40,000-square-foot facility will be set aside for production, a larger taproom is also being planned. Read ... read more »

Retrofit Magazine Features 85 Union

Posted on November 19th, 2018

Retrofit - The latest issue of Retrofit magazine features the revitalization of 85 Union, located at one of the most iconic corners in downtown Memphis. LRK helped the owner analyze an existing, underperforming building and develop a renovation plan to transform the building into more appealing, leasable space. Read more. read more »

The Citizen’s Pedestrian Friendly Design

Posted on November 18th, 2018

Daily Memphian - With The Citizen’s buildings lining the street, the welcoming, pedestrian-friendly design could signal a turning point for Union Avenue. Ground-floor continuous storefront glazing, a canopy that creates a human-scale, appropriate lighting, and new street trees further contribute to an inviting streetscape. Read ... read more »

Two LRK-Designed Homes Featured in Marvin Architects Challenge Publication

Posted on November 16th, 2018

Marvin Architects Challenge - Two LRK projects, a private residence and the O’More Designer Showhouse, were published in a book celebrating the 10th annual Marvin Architects Challenge. The Architects Challenge is an annual showcase of some of the finest examples of residential and commercial architecture featuring Marvin and Integrity windows and doors.  read more »

LRK Featured in The Scout Guide Memphis & Oxford

Posted on November 15th, 2018

The Scout Guide - LRK is featured in the city’s latest edition of The Scout Guide. Be sure to look for a copy when you're out and about in Memphis! read more »

Crosstown Winner of Building Design & Construction Reconstruction Award

Posted on November 8th, 2018

Building Design & Construction - Crosstown Concourse is featured as a Platinum Award winner in the magazine’s annual Reconstruction Awards. The magazine’s Executive Editor, Robert Cassidy, is quoted in the article saying, “Of the hundreds of Reconstruction Award entries I have evaluated since 2002, Crosstown Concourse has, in my opinion, set the highest standards of design, engineering, and construction excellence, as well as the loftiest goals of community service, social justice, and positive economic development.” Read ... read more »

Church Health Design Featured in Memphis Medical News

Posted on November 5th, 2018

Memphis Medical News - When Church Health recently consolidated their 13 separate facilities under one roof at Crosstown Concourse, their design goals were efficiency and beauty as a means of expressing their "respect for every person coming through the doors for care."  In addition to a warm, welcoming patient-centered space, another goal was for patients and visitors to see "wellness happening" throughout the facility, leading to a significant use of glass and open floor plans. LRK provided interior design and architectural services for Church Health. Read ... read more »