Katherine Martin

Katherine Martin's Recent Posts:

LRK to Provide Architectural, Interior Design Services for Gibson Renovation for FedEx Logistics HQ Relocation

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Memphis Business Journal - Looney Ricks Kiss is proud to be providing architectural and interior design services for the renovation of the Gibson Guitar Factory for FedEx Logistics’ downtown Memphis headquarters. The project includes converting the 190,000 square-foot building into office space for approximately 660 employees. Read more. read more »

Kessler Receives Capstone Award from KCBJ

Posted on February 11th, 2019

Kansas City Business Journal ­– The Kessler at Meadowbrook Park was awarded a 2019 Capstone Real Estate Award in the Multifamily category by the Kansas City Business Journal. The Capstone Awards highlight the best projects completed in 2018. Looney Ricks Kiss provided architectural and interior design services for The Kessler. Read ... read more »

Crosstown Concourse, LRK Receive National AIA Design Award

Posted on February 4th, 2019

Daily Memphian – Crosstown Concourse was one of nine buildings selected by the American Institute of Architects for the AIA 2019 Honor Awards. Recipients of the AIA Awards highlight the best contemporary architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type. These projects show the world the range of outstanding work architects create and the many ways buildings and spaces can improve lives. Read more. read more »

LRK Receives TopID Award from NEWH

Posted on January 8th, 2019

Last month, Looney Ricks Kiss was named a Top ID Hospitality Firm (TopID), by The Hospitality Network Industry Network (NEWH) for the Memphis/Mid-South Region chapter. The TopID award is a prestigious honor determined by NEWH chapter and regional board to recognize and promote the best designers in the hospitality industry. LRK is honored to be named among such a talented group of designers. Read more. read more »

LRK Announces New Principals, Builds Continuum of Leadership

Posted 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. read more »

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

Posted 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 ... read more »

LRK's Rebecca Courtney to Speak on "Winning in Leadership Panel"

Posted on November 6th, 2018

LRK Principal Rebecca Courtney will participate in Cushman Wakefield | Commercial Advisors’ “Winning in Leadership” discussion panel this Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 a.m. at Rust Hall. WIN (Women’s Integrated Network) is dedicated to development and supporting the talents of women team members so they continue to have a meaningful impact in the workforce and their communities. Read more.  read more »

Crosstown Concourse Wins Nation's Highest Honor in Preservation

Posted 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. read more »

Frank Ricks to Speak at ULI Fall Conference

Posted 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 ... read more »

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

Posted 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 ... read more »