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The Chisca on Main Winner of Gold Multi-Housing News' Excellence Award

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

The LRK-designed Chisca on Main recently won a Gold Multi-Housing News' Excellence Award in the Adaptive Reuse: High Rise category. Winners were formally announced at an award ceremony at the Resource Furniture showroom in Manhattan on October 19th. 

The Chisca on Main Featured in ArchDaily

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 19th, 2017

ArchDaily - LRK’s renovation of the historic Hotel Chisca is featured in ArchDaily. Read more.

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.

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. 

The Chisca: From Launching Elvis to Luxury Living

Posted by Katherine Martin on January 26th, 2017

Style Blueprint - This article takes a look at the long history of the Hotel Chisca, beginning with its opening in 1913. The article discusses the Hotel's connection to Elvis Presley, renovation, and current use as a mixed-use apartment building with two successful restaurants. 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.

Main to Main Project Boosts Downtown Development

Posted by Katherine Martin on November 2nd, 2016

The Commercial Appeal - With the addition to the newly-opened Big River Crossing, the Main to Main project has given a long-overdue facelift to sidewalks, curbs and the pedestrian Main Street Mall, creating a walking and bicycling route for Memphians and tourists to enjoy. Main to Main connects many of LRK's projects including South Junction apartments, Hotel Chisca, Tennessee Brewery, Artspace Lofts and Old Dominick Distillery. Read more

See Inside Ticer and Hudman's Future Downtown Restaurant

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 28th, 2016

Memphis Business Journal  - Construction of Catherine & Mary's restaurant, located inside the renovated Hotel Chisca, is moving along. Ticer and Hudman, who are carefully preserving many of the space’s original historic details, are tentatively planning a grand opening for August. Read more.

The Memphis Movement

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 24th, 2016

The Architect's Newspaper - This national publication offers a glimpse into Memphis' urban resurgence and mentions multiple LRK-designed projects, such as Crosstown Concourse, Central Station, Hotel Chisca, Tennessee Brewery, and Overton Square. Read more.

See Inside Catherine & Mary's Restaurant at Hotel Chisca

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 4th, 2016

Memphis Business Journal - Sneak a peek at the interior of Michael Hudman and Andrew Ticer's new downtown restaurant, currently under construction in the former Hotel Chisca. LRK is designing the 5,000-square-foot restaurant space, which is scheduled to open summer 2016. Read more.

See Inside: The Chisca on Main

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

Memphis Business Journal - The apartments at The Chisca on Main are just days away from completion. This article features interior and exterior photographs of both restored buildings. The two restaurants occupying the ground floor are still under construction.  Read more.

Chisca Rising

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 31st, 2015

The Daily News - This week some of the first residents will begin moving into The Plaza, the newer of the two buildings comprising The Chisca on Main. Originally built in 1961, the building features 32 units on four floors. Construction on the Chisca redevelopment is expected to be entirely completed by year’s end and will consist of an additional 129 units in the historic Chisca Hotel building, as well as two ground-floor restaurants, including a Lyfe Kitchen and a second, yet to be identified. Read more

A Plan in Progress: A Guide to Downtown Developments on the South End

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

High Ground - This article about the renaissance of the South Main District highlights multiple LRK projects, including the Hotel Chicsa renovation, South Junction, Artspace, Old Dominick Distillery, and the Main-to-Main Connector. Read more.

Chisca Rebirth

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

The Daily News - Despite years of neglect, many architectural gems in the 1913 Hotel Chisca building are salvageable. The $28 million historic renovation will feature 161 apartments, retail, and restaurant space. Read more.

A Look at the Chisca Hotel Design

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on January 10th, 2014

Memphis Business Journal - Remediation and renovations have begun, converting the historic Hotel Chisca into a 159-unit apartment building with ground floor commercial space. With an expected 18 months for completion, here's a look at the proposed design drawings and renderings.

Hotel Chisca Removing Barriers

Posted by Admin on June 5th, 2013

The Daily News - "Removing Barriers" - Hotel Chisca redevelopment details and progress.