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Going Global: Crosstown Concourse Design Among World's Best

Posted by Katherine Martin on December 5th, 2017

Commercial Appeal - The Commercial Appeal featured the announcement of Crosstown Concourse being shortlisted for Architectural Review's New into Old awards. The $250 million Memphis renovation is the only project from the United States making the cut. Others are five from the United Kingdom, two from Sweden, and one each from Australia, the Netherlands, Qatar, China, India, Turkey, and Belgium.

"It really is about the extension of the life of a building by inserting new uses rather than tearing down and replacing it,'' said Frank Ricks, principal with LRK. Read more

LRK Named to The Commercial Appeal's 2017 Top Workplaces

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 5th, 2017

The Commercial Appeal - LRK is honored to have been named to The Commercial Appeal's list of 2017 Top Workplaces. In addition, Frank Ricks won the Leadership Award in the Small Business category. This article, which focuses on benefits offered by local employers, cites LRK's entrepreneurial culture as an award-winning perk. Read more.

Architectural Review Shortlists Crosstown Concourse for Global Award

Posted by Katherine Martin on December 4th, 2017

Architectural Review - Crosstown Concourse was selected to Architectural Review's shortlist of 15 adaptive reuse projects across the world for the AR New into Old awards. The shortlist was selected by an esteemed jury that includes British architects Michael and Patty Hopkins, co-founder of Neri & Hu, Lyndon Neri, and deputy chairman of the Twentieth Century Society, Timothy Brittain-Catlin.

Crosstown is the only project located in the U.S. to be selected to the shortlist.

The winning project along with any highly commended projects and finalists will be announced and published in the AR’s December/January issue at the end of the year. Read more.

The Chisca on Main Featured in Multi-Housing News

Posted on November 23rd, 2017

Multi-Housing News - The LRK-designed Chisca on Main is featured as a Gold Award winner in the MHN Excellence Awards' Adaptive Reuse: High Rise category. The judges praised the project team for redeveloping the two buildings rather than demolishing them and for successfully linking the two structures into a cohesive multifamily community. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Receives National Energy Efficiency Leader Award

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 10th, 2017

The Commercial Appeal  - Heating and cooling system maker Trane honored the Crosstown Concourse development team with a national Energy Efficiency Leader Award for 2017. Crosstown is aiming for LEED Platinum certification, which would make it the largest LEED Platinum-certified historic renovation building in the world. Read more

Cloud901 and Catherine & Mary's Receive IIDA TN Awards

Posted by Katherine Martin on August 30th, 2017

Nashville - LRK projects Cloud901 Teen Learning Lab and Catherine & Mary's received awards from the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Tennessee Chapter, last week. Cloud901, a media-rich leaning environment aimed at developing 21st century skills, won in the Education category. Catherine & Mary's, located in the newly-renovated Hotel Chisca and the fourth restaurant of two James Beard nominated chefs, received the honor in the retail category. 

Two LRK Projects Win AIA Tennessee Awards of Excellence

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 24th, 2017

Both 85 Union and The Chisca on Main were recepients of Awards of Excellence, AIA Tennessee's highest honor. Ten projects were chosen from a field of 98 submittals and the awards were presented at a Gala celebration during the AIA Tennessee 2017 Conference on Architecture held in Memphis. The jury commented that they received a "broad range of work that illustrated a genuine investment in the cities of Tennessee. There was a strong appreciation for the renovation and transformation projects due to their influence on the community fabric and the linking of the past to the present.”

The Chisca on Main Wins Professional Builder Gold Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 23rd, 2017

Professional Builder  - The Chisca on Main recently won a Gold Professional Builder Award in the Multifamily category. Read more.

LRK Recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Zweig Group

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 4th, 2017

Looney Ricks Kiss (LRK Inc.) was recognized as a Best Firm to Work For in the architecture field by Zweig Group in their annual survey. The Best Firms to Work For award recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture/planning, and multidiscipline firms in the United States and Canada based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates and much more. Firms were graded on a combination score of comprehensive employee surveys and corporate evaluations, then ranked by category. More than 11,000 employees from participating firms responded to the employee survey. LRK will be honored in September at the 2017 Hot Firm and A/E Industry Awards Conference in Seattle, Washington. 

Four LRK Projects Receive Honors at 36th Annual Aurora Awards

Posted by Katherine Martin on August 1st, 2017

LRK is proud to announce that four of our projects received awards at the 36th Annual Aurora Awards held last week in Kissimee, Fla. The Chisca on Main received a Grand Aurora for Best Restored or Renovated Residential Project. Also taking home a Grand Aurora, the Bexeley Clubhouse, designed by LRK, won for Best Recreational Facility. 

An LRK private residence won a Silver Aurora for Best Custom Home Under 4,000 SF, and Baldwin Harbor Apartments also received a Silver Aurora for Best Multi-Family Housing Community - 30-40 DU/Acre. 

Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, interior merchandisers and other housing-related professionals. 

LRK Named to the PSMJ Circle of Excellence for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 25th, 2017

LRK is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence for the fourth year in a row. PSMJ Resources, Inc., a leading management consulting firm for the A/E/C industry, recognizes the top firms demonstrating sound business practices each year. The Circle of Excellence represents the top 20 percent of participants in PSMJ’s annual A/E Financial Performance Benchmark Survey, based on key performance metrics such as profitability, overhead management, cash flow, productivity, business development, staff growth, and turnover. “The Circle of Excellence is consistently made up of a diverse set of firms that come from all corners of the A/E space. This is hard proof that success isn’t defined by a specific firm size, location, or market niche,” says Frank A. Stasiowski, FAIA, Founder and CEO of PSMJ Resources. “The top-performing firms just think and act differently than the rest of the pack to achieve extraordinary business performance.” Firms will be honored at PSMJ’s THRIVE 2017 conference to be held October 3-5, 2017 in Denver.

LRK Listed in ENR Top 500

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 27th, 2017

Engineering News Record - LRK was listed 474 in ENR's 2017 Top 500 listing. Companies were ranked according to revenue for design services performed in 2016. Read more.

HomeTown Designated as Great Place by Texas APA

Posted by Katherine Martin on April 12th, 2017

APA Texas -  The LRK-planned community of HomeTown in North Richland Hills, Texas was designated as a Great Texas Neighborhood by the Texas chapter of the American Planning Association's Great Places in Texas program. Great Places in Texas exemplify exceptional character and highlight the role planners and planning play in creating communities of lasting value. HomeTown, a 650-acre master-planned neighborhood, features a wide mix of uses, a diverse and multigenerational housing stock, abundant open space and public art displays, and a model road and pedestrian pathway network. Read more

Chisca on Main Named MBJ Building Memphis Awards Finalist

Posted by Katherine Martin on January 9th, 2017

Memphis Business Journal - The Chisca on Main was recently named a finalist in the 5th annual Building Memphis Awards in the Best Renovations/Conversions category for large projects ($10M and over). The Building Memphis awards honor projects that have created a community impact in the areas of investment, jobs created and potential impact on a surrounding area, and it recognizes the major players involved in the projects, including owners, developers, brokers, architects/designers, engineers, contractors and financial lenders. Winners will be announced Thursday, Feb. 16. Read more.

LRK Nationally Recognized Again for Best Business Practices

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 3rd, 2016

What an honor! For the third year in a row, LRK has been named to PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence. PSMJ Resources, Inc., a leading management consulting firm for the A/E/C industry, recognizes the top firms demonstrating sound business practices each year. Awards are based on 13 key performance metrics such as business development, operations, and staff retention. Only 64 architecture and engineering firms nationwide made it to the list this year. Firms will be honored at PSMJ’s A/E/C Industry Summit to be held October 12-14, 2016 in Nashville.

Jackson Walk Wins Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 13th, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards were announced on Friday by Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Jackson Walk was one of eleven recipients. The awards recognize voluntary actions (not required by law or regulation) that improve or protect the environment or natural resources. The winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Nashville on June 15th. LRK provided planning, architecture and interior design services for Jackson Walk. Read more.

Presenting the Building Memphis Finalists

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 5th, 2016

Memphis Business Journal - Cleaborn Pointe at Heritage Landing has been named a finalist in the Memphis Business Journal's Building Memphis competition in the Best Public/Private Project (more than $10 million) category. LRK is honored to be a member of the project team. Winners will be announced on February 9th at a presentation at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. Read more.

Financing for Crosstown Concourse Wins National Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 30th, 2015

The Commercial Appeal - Crosstown Concourse's financing has won an award from the Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits. The award was based on the scale and complexity of the financial package, as well as the project's substantial community impact. Read more.

Azul Baldwin Park Honored with Multiple Aurora Awards

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 22nd, 2015

Azul Baldwin Park was honored with multiple Aurora Awards including Grand Aurora Awards in the Green High-Rise/Mid-Rise Multifamily Development category and in the Rental Apartment Community Density of 15 or More Units Per Acre category. The Aurora Awards were presented at the Southeast Builders Conference (SEBC) Black Tie Gala event at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Florida on July 18, 2015. Awards are presented to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, and interior merchandisers within a twelve state southeastern and eastern Caribbean region.

LRK Nationally Recognized for Best Business Practices by PSMJ Resources, Inc.

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 9th, 2015

LRK has once again been named to PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence. PSMJ Resources, Inc., a leading management consulting firm for the A/E industry, recognizes the top firms demonstrating sound business practices each year. Awards are based on 13 key performance metrics such as business development, operations, and staff retention. LRK is one of 66 national firms to be recognized. The firms will be honored at this year’s A/E/C Industry Summit to be held in San Francisco on December 3-4, 2015.

Cherry Hill Village Winner of CNU Mackinaw Prize

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 29th, 2015

The Michigan Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism recently awarded Cherry Hill Village a 2015 Mackinaw Prize. The CNU New England jury commented that "Cherry Hill Village, impressive in its size and sophistication, is, surprisingly, really an infill project. A constellation of nineteenth-century historic buildings, strung loosely along two old road alignments, is now being tied firmly together by an overlay of new, mixed-use and residential buildings, and the overall assembly equipped with a range of new civic spaces and parks. The result is a coherent place, remarkable for being fundamentally an intensified version of itself... Cherry Hill Village is a model both in process and in realization, worthy of the attention, and emulation, around the country."

GREENPRINT 2014/2040 Sustainability Plan for the Mid-South Wins Excellence in Sustainability Award

Posted by Andrew Trippel on April 21st, 2015

GREENPRINT 2015/2040, the final plan of the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan initiative, has been awarded the Excellence in Sustainability Award for a Plan. This prestigious award comes months after the Greenprint Plan was completed by a tri-state regional consortium of partners and formally released in February 2015. The plan effort was led by the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Sustainability. LRK and Team LRK Greenprint planning members Alta Planning, Placeways LLC, the Trust for Public Land, and Powers Hill Design congratulate consortium partners and the Office of Sustainability on the award-winning work that was accomplished. Read more.

FedExFamilyHouse Honored During AIA Design Awards

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 29th, 2015

Memphis Business Journal - The LRK-designed FedExFamilyHouse was honored with an AIA Citation Award for New Construction at the 2015 Celebration of Architecture Gala Saturday night. Read more.

Building Memphis Finalists Unveiled

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 22nd, 2015

Memphis Business Journal - We're delighted to have been involved with four of the projects that have been named 2015 Building Memphis finalists: Pressbox Lofts, South Junction, Soulsville Charter School Multipurpose Building, and the Walker Avenue Redevelopment. These projects will be highlighted in more detail in a special section MBJ will publish Feb. 20. An awards reception will be held Feb. 24 at Memphis Botanic Garden beginning at 5:30 p.m. Read more.

LRK Recognized Nationally for Best Business Practices 2014

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 10th, 2014

LRK has been named to PSMJ’s Circle of Excellence. PSMJ Resources, Inc., a leading management consulting firm for the A/E industry, recognizes the top firms demonstrating sound business practices each year. Awards are based on performance metrics such as business development, operations, and staff retention. The firms were honored at a dinner on December 4th at the 2014 A/E/C Industry Summit in Orlando.

LRK Honored to Receive Six Tennessee ASID Design Awards

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 17th, 2014

LRK is honored to have received six awards at the Tennessee ASID Design Awards ceremony on October 10, 2014.  Talis Park (Naples, FL), the West Osceola Branch Library (Celebration, FL), and Waterset Welcome Center (Tampa, FL) were First Place winners. The National Civil Rights Museum Administration Building (Memphis, TN) and the LIFT Wellness Center (Jackson, TN) received Merit awards, while the Waterset Welcome Center was also named Best in Show!  

LRK Receives an AIA Tennessee Merit Award for the National Civil Rights Museum Administration Building

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 1st, 2014

LRK was honored with a Merit Award for the National Civil Rights Museum Administration Building at the 2014 Design Awards gala held in conjunction with AIA Tennessee's state convention. Fourteen projects were chosen from a field of 70 submittals. Read more.

LiFT Wellness Center Wins Golden Aurora Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 29th, 2014

LRK was honored with multiple Aurora Awards, including the Golden Aurora Award, which is considered Best in Show. The Lake House at Fishhawk Ranch won an Aurora Award and a Grand Aurora Award in the Recreational Facility/Community Clubhouse category, and the LiFT Wellness Center won an Aurora Award, Grand Aurora Award - Best of State TN, and the Golden Aurora Award. The awards banquet was held in conjunction with the Southeast Building Conference on July 26th at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando.

Winners by Design

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 28th, 2014

The Commercial Appeal - LRK won three of the six awards handed out at the 2014 AIA Memphis Design Awards ceremony Saturday night. The National Civil Rights Museum Administrative Offices won an Honor Award of Excellence, the highest honor, and the LiFT Wellness Center and Waterset Welcome Center both won Merit Awards.

LRK's New Website Winner of Memphis Addy Silver Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 23rd, 2014

The Memphis chapter of the American Advertising Federation hosted its annual awards ceremony on February 22nd at the Memphis Zoo, and LRK's new website was the winner of a Silver Award.

LRK Projects Receive Best in American Living Awards

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 20th, 2014

Best in American Living Awards - LRK projects receive national awards from the Best in American Living Awards. Van Vleet Flats in Memphis won a Silver Award in the Multifamily Adaptive Reuse category. Paradise Dawn in Daytona Beach won multiple awards including a Gold Award for One-of-a-Kind Home over 6,501 sq. ft.

John S Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 14th, 2014

John S Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award - Jackson Walk received the John S Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award, presented by the Tennessee Development District Association and the Southwest Tennessee Development District.

Eddy Street Commons Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 16th, 2013

NAHB Mulifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards - Eddy Street Commons is the winner of the Best Student Housing Rental Apartment Community. Eddy Street Commons and the other Pillars of the Industry winners are featured in the September/October issue of MultiHousing Pro.

Tennessee’s Best Remarkable Achievement Urban Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 11th, 2013

Tennessee’s Best Remarkable Achievement Urban Award - Jackson Walk received the 2013 Tennessee’s Best Remarkable Achievement Urban Award. The Tennessee’s Best awards are administered by the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) and were announced at the closing lunch of the 2013 Governor’s Housing Summit in Nashville on October 8.

Most Livable Small City in America

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 30th, 2013

U.S. Conference of Mayors' City Livability Awards Program - Jackson, Tennessee was awarded Most Livable Small City in America (population less than 100,000).  The LRK-designed healthy community Jackson Walk and the LiFT Wellness Center are featured.

Gables Park Plaza Named National Apartment Association PARAGON Community of the Year

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 18th, 2012

National Apartment Association names Gables Park Plaza PARAGON Community of the Year. Gables Park Plaza also won a PARAGON in the category for Best Community, Specialty Housing—Green Housing.