Topic: Frank Ricks

Frank Ricks Named to Inside Memphis Business’ Power Player List

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 15th, 2019

Congratulations to Frank Ricks for being named to Inside Memphis Business' annual list of Power Players! Power Players are featured in the April issue of the magazine.

Frank Ricks to Speak at ULI Fall Conference

Posted by Katherine Martin 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 these?

Frank will discuss the impacts of arts integration at Crosstown Concourse

Memphis-Grown Urbanism Spurs World-Class Design

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 25th, 2018

The Daily News - This article focuses on LRK’s love of designing great places and building community. LRK's skill in placemaking has naturally evolved from their diversity of project experience and multi-disciplinary approach. Founded in Memphis 35 years ago, this passion has helped the firm expand to eight offices around the country and allowed them to work on a multitude of award-winning projects, such as Orlando’s Baldwin Park, Nashville’s The Gulch, and Crosstown Concourse and Harbor Town locally. Read more.

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

Frank Ricks Speaker at Daily News Seminar on The Pinch District Redevelopment

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 16th, 2017

The Daily News - LRK's Frank Ricks was a speaker at the most recent Daily News seminar that focused on redevelopment of Downtown's Pinch district and St. Jude's expansion plans. Read more.

Frank Ricks Named to Power Player List

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 26th, 2017

Inside Memphis Business - Frank Ricks was once again named to Inside Memphis Business'  annual list of Memphis Power Players. Congratulations, Frank!

Hickman Building Renovation to Begin in May

Posted by Katherine Martin on February 27th, 2017

Commercial Appeal - Construction work on the 91-year-old Hickman Building in Downtown Memphis will begin this summer. Vacant for nearly 50 years, the 100,000 square-foot building will house offices, apartments, and retail. LRK is providing architectural and interior design services for the renovation. 

"We have worked very hard to maintain the character and integrity of the property while also adapting it to modern uses," LRK's Frank Ricks said. Read more

Memphis 3.0 Plan Weighs Scale of Development

Posted by Katherine Martin on November 23rd, 2016

The Daily News - The city of Memphis' new master plan, Memphis 3.0, seeks the right balance of large and small scale developments. LRK's Frank Ricks explains in the article that if there's an issue of large scale next to small scale, a transition area with new development is an option that “builds a more complete neighborhood in terms of uses, which then makes it more walkable.”

“These issues of scale – they are real and they are real to the people who live there, if they think something is being imposed on them immediately that is going to disrupt the scale of their neighborhood without understanding there is a benefit to it,” he said. Read more

Architect Frank Ricks Honored for Career Achievements

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

The Commercial Appeal -  Frank Ricks was officially elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows at an investiture ceremony at the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia on May 20th. Out of a total AIA membership of over 88,000, there are only 3,200 members distinguished with this honor, and he is one of only 14 living fellows within the AIA Memphis chapter. The article recounts many of the significant projects that Frank has been involved with throughout his career, however according to his peers, his holistic, collaborative approach is what helps set him apart. Frank says that he’s most proud of helping to build community, co-founding the Memphis chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and his support of the University of Memphis architecture department. Read more.

Frank Ricks Elevated To The AIA College of Fellows

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 8th, 2016

The American Institute of Architects has elevated LRK founding principal Frank Ricks to its College of Fellows. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA bestows, in recognition of notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture. Frank’s elevation recognizes his significant contributions to advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice. He will be officially inducted at an investiture ceremony at the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia on May 20th. Read more.

New Plans to Revive the Hickman Building

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on November 3rd, 2015

Memphis Daily News - New owners, Walk-Off Properties LLC, have purchased the long-vacant building on the corner of Madison and N. Fourth Street for a mixed-use redevelopment. In the article, LRK principals, Rob Norcross and Frank Ricks, talk about the plans for redeveloping the Hickman Building and adjacent garage. Ground floor retail, office, and residential is currently being studied as the mix of building uses. Read more.

Power Players 2015

Posted on April 21st, 2015

Inside Memphis Business - Frank Ricks was recently named to Inside Memphis Business' 2015 list of Power Players. 

Building A Village: The Growing Trend of Mixed-Use Developments

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 3rd, 2014

High Ground – Frank Ricks is interviewed in this article that focuses on the growing trend of mixed-use development in Memphis. LRK projects, such as Crosstown, Harbor Town, and Overton Square, are featured. Read more.

Greenprint Advocates Tout Range of Benefits

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

The Daily News - This article discusses how the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan leverages our local natural resources and growing network of trails, providing more recreational opportunities, boosting the regional transportation system, promoting economic development, and building community. Read more.

Local Firms Benefiting from Cycling, Walking Paths

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 21st, 2014

The Daily News - This article focuses on the 150 miles of new trails and bike lanes that have been planned in the Memphis area over the past three years. Features the Main to Main Street Multimodal Connector project and the Mid-South Greenprint and Sustainability Plan. Read more.

Power Players

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 13th, 2014

Congratulations to Frank Ricks for being named to Memphis Business Quarterly's annual Power Players list of top architects.

Breaking Through

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 24th, 2014

The Daily News - Frank Ricks featured in an article discussing how women are shattering the glass ceiling, both locally and nationally.