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Topic: Convention Center

Local Architects Redefining Memphis Area

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 12th, 2019

Memphis Business Journal - A number of LRK-designed projects, including FedEx Logistics' renovation of the Gibson Guitar Factory, the Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation, The Citizen mixed-use development in midtown, and Wiseacre Brewing Company's new downtown facility, are featured in an article about current architectural projects that are helping to redefine Memphis. Read more.

Commercial Construction Soars in Shelby County

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 21st, 2019

Daily Memphian - Principal Victor Buchholz is quoted in this article about the surge in commercial construction across Shelby County. In addition, LRK-designed projects such as The Citizen, the Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation, and Crosstown Concourse are also mentioned. Read more.

Memphis Breaks Ground on Convention Center Renovation

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 18th, 2019

Daily Memphian - City leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to kick off the $190 million expansion/renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Upgrades will provide a modern exterior, hotel-quality interior finishes, and new meeting rooms and outdoor seating areas that take advantage of spectacular river views. Read more.

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

Convention Center's Sleek New Look Set for Review by Downtown Board

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 6th, 2018

Commercial Appeal - More details of the Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation are unveiled. The design is up for review Wednesday by the Downtown Memphis Review Board. Read more.

Memphis Cook Convention Center to Receive Major Facelift

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 16th, 2018

The Architect's Newspaper - Renovations to the Memphis Cook Convention Center are part of Memphis' larger citywide Bicentennial Gateway Project to celebrate 200 years in 2019. Updates will include an expanded footprint, outdoor terraces with views to the river and downtown skyline, improved exhibition hall with increased breakout space, a new grand entrance and sky bridge, expanded back-of-house access, cosmetic changes to the 2,100-seat Canon Center for the Performing Arts, and expanded opportunities for public art. LRK is providing architectural and interior design services, along with Atlanta-based tvsdesign. Read more.