Topic: Civic

What a Convention Center Adds to a City

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 5th, 2018

Successful Meetings – Convention centers around the country, including the Memphis Cook Convention Center, are featured in this discussion about a city’s decision to build or renovate. The article discusses the Memphis Cook Convention Center’s ideal pedestrian-friendly location along the Mississippi River, as well as proximity to amenities as a key factor in the decision to renovate. Read more

Event Center Concept Unveiled

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 4th, 2015

Thomasville Times-Enterprise - A proposed concept plan for the new Thomasville, Georgia event center was unveiled on Wednesday before a crowd of enthusiastic citizens. The LRK-designed building draws on surrounding historic structures for inspiration and features meeting rooms, a ballroom, catering kitchen, city visitor center, nature center, and green space. Read more.

Main to Main Construction Begins

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on January 20th, 2014

The Main Street to Main Street Multi-Modal Connector Project begins construction on the first of five segments - the North Main segment from Henry Avenue to Keel Avenue in Uptown. When all five segments are complete, the improvements will connect Uptown across Harahan Bridge to West Memphis making a path that is both pedestrian and bike friendly. To read more about the project or to keep up with the construction progress, go to