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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.

CityLab Features Former Sears Distribution Centers

Posted by Katherine Martin on November 17th, 2017

CityLabIn an article entitled, "From the Ruins of a Retail Meltdown, Post Industrial Playgrounds Emerge," CityLab features former Sears warehouse buildings, including Crosstown Concourse, and their renovation progress. Read more

New Mixed-Use Project Planned for East Memphis

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on November 3rd, 2017

Memphis Business Journal - A new 27,000-square-foot, one-story mixed-use project is planned for East Memphis. The Grove at White Station will feature both office and retail. LRK is the architect for the project. Read more.

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. 

See Inside Crosstown Concourse

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 24th, 2017

StyleBlueprint   - Take a look in and around the renovated Crosstown Concourse in this StyleBlueprint feature. Read more

DMC Crossing Projects off List of "Top 10 Redevelopment Sites"

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 24th, 2017

Memphis Business Journal - Over the past 12 years, the Downtown Memphis Commision (DMC) has been crossing addresses off of its list of "Top 10 Redevelopment Sites." LRK is proud to have played a role in the redevelopment of a few on the list, including the Toof Building (Pressbox Lofts) and Crosstown Concourse. We continue to work on the redevelopment of the Tennessee Brewery and The Hickman Buiding. 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.

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

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.

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 Architect Krissy Buck Flickinger 'Builds On' Health and Wellness with Ground-Breaking Certification

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 28th, 2017

Memphis Business Journal - LRK's Krissy Buck Flickinger is the first person in Memphis and the third in Tennessee to become a WELL Accredited Professional (AP). The WELL Building Standard is the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. Read more.

LRK Architects Complete AIA Memphis Emerging Professionals Leadership Program

Posted by Katherine Martin on July 13th, 2017

LRK's Kyle Archer and Sophorn Kuoy are two of the newest members of the second class of AIA Memphis' Emerging Professional Leadership Program. The goal of the program is to prepare the next generation of leaders to serve and lead the design profession. The program features a leadership curriculum to enable emerging leaders of the profession to learn from local members of the College of Fellows and invited speakers. Congratulations to Kyle and Sophorn! 

Historic Central Station to be Transformed into Boutique Hotel

Posted by Katherine Martin on May 8th, 2017

Commercial Appeal - The 103-year-old Central Station building in Memphis' South Main Arts District will undergo extensive renovation into a 124-unit hotel with ballroom, bar, meeting areas and 6,000 square feet of retail. The project will also transform the existing Amtrak lobby and ticketing space in the hotel lobby as well as create a new Amtrak lobby near the former Memphis Police substation. LRK is providing architectural services for this project. Read more

Rustic Elegance Overflows in this Beach House... on Pickwick Lake

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

StyleBlueprintAn LRK-designed second home for a Memphis family was recently featured in StyleBlueprint. The Pickwick Lake home provides space for both unwinding and entertaining guests. 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!

ServiceMaster Featured in Real Estate Forum's Best of 2016

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 20th, 2017

Real Estate Forum - ServiceMaster’s adaptive reuse of the Peabody Place Mall for their new downtown headquarters is featured in the Best of 2016: Deals, Dealmakers & Placemakers. Read more.

Crosstown Among Other Sears Warehouses Being Renovated

Posted by Katherine Martin on February 28th, 2017

Bisnow - Sears catalog warehouses are finding new lives across the country. Memphis' Crosstown Concourse is featured in this article, along with warehouses in Chicago, Boston and Minneapolis. Read more

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

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

Explore Behind the Scenes at The Tennessee Brewery

Posted by Katherine Martin on January 25th, 2017

After more than 50 years of abandonment, the historic Tennessee Brewery is now undergoing major renovation. "Brewhouse: The Tennessee Brewery Story," a documentary set in the brewery, covers the rise and fall of the regional brewery industry in the U.S. from the late 1890s through the 1950s. You can watch a clip of the documentary here. LRK's Tony Pellicciotti discusses the importance of the brewery to the local community and the renovation process. The full version of the documentary is availble through Amazon

From Memphis Distribution Center to Mixed-use with a Mission

Posted by Katherine Martin on January 20th, 2017

Multi-Housing News - This case study details the concept of the vertical urban village taking shape at the Crosstown Concourse. In the article, LRK Principal Tony Pellicciotti discusses the character of the building and its significance to the Memphis community. 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.

Carson Looney Named One of the 15 Best Architects in Memphis

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on November 23rd, 2016

BuildDirect Blog - Carson Looney has been named to BuildDirect's list of top 15 Memphis architects. Congratulations, Carson! 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

FedExFamilyHouse to Triple in Size by 2018

Posted on November 15th, 2016

The Commercial Appeal - FedExFamilyHouse, a home for families with critically-ill children being treated at LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, will undergo a $12 million expansion led by FedEx Corp. The 4-story, 40,000-square-foot expansion building will include 21 suites and 30 hotel-style rooms, a library, four kitchens, laundry facilities and children's play areas. Plans call for new community spaces for gatherings, meetings and functions and outdoor play areas and gardens. LRK is providing architectural and interior design services for this project. Read more

Concourse Check-In: From 'impossible' to 'catalyst'

Posted by Katherine Martin on November 7th, 2016

Higher Ground - Crosstown Concourse has been hailed as one of the Memphis' most complicated projects, but the redevelopment hasn't always been a sure thing. 

“For the first four years the primary question was ‘You want to do what?’” said Tony Pellicciotti, principal with LRK Architects who has been working on the project for the past six and a half years. “We all knew this building was impossible to do. This building was a wreck inside. But it all starts with a big idea.” Read more

Memphis Home Featured in NYT

Posted on November 4th, 2016

The New York Times A Memphis home designed by LRK's Carson Looney was recently featured in The New York Times Real Estate section. This 4,883 square-foot home is contemporary in design on the exterior, featuring a brick and cedar facade, and blends a mix of traditional and contemporary elements on the interior. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse Tenant Check-In

Posted by Katherine Martin on November 3rd, 2016

Higher Ground - Lost track of the tenants signed on to move into the Crosstown Concourse in 2017? This article gives a closer look at the organizations and businesses and how they plan to use their space in the 1.5 million square-foot vertical urban village. 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

Real Estate Awakening: Memphis office market is becoming more active

Posted by Katherine Martin on November 1st, 2016

The Daily News - When ServiceMaster Global Holdings announced its plans to move into the 328,000 square-foot Peabody Place Mall, other corporations began to set their sights on Downtown Memphis as well. ServiceMaster will bring 1,200 new employees to the Downtown core, benefiting local retail, restaurants and potentially residential offerings. LRK is providing architectural core and shell services for the renovation and prepared initial vision documents to present design possibilities to ServiceMaster, Belz, and the Downtown Memphis Commission. Read more

Latest Look Inside the Crosstown

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 11th, 2016

Memphis Business Journal - With the opening of the Crosstown Concourse months away, take a look inside as Scott Morris, CEO of Church Health, and officials from Grinder Taber & Grinder Inc. lead a tour of the still-under-construction site. Read more

South City Redevelopment Set to Begin by Year's End

Posted by Katherine Martin on October 10th, 2016

Higher Ground - The new mixed-use South City project will provide 712 units of housing, 480 of which will be placement units for public housing. In addition to housing, the redevelopment will include an early childcare center, and retail uses, including a grocery store. South City will be Memphis' first LEED certified sustainable community. LRK led the housing component of a FY2010 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant for the Vance Avenue neighborhood, including Foote Homes, the city's last public housing project. Read more.  

Historic Mansion Restored into Exclusive Restaurant

Posted by Katherine Martin on September 21st, 2016

The Daily NewsThe Nineteenth Century Club, an 107-year-old mansion on Union Avenue, is being meticulously restored to its former grandeur. LRK's Tony Pellicciotti says the goal of the restoration was to put as many of the architectural elements back into the building because it was so grand and fabulous and fit the purpose of a club, which is similar to an upscale restaurant. The French-Asian restaurant, Izakaya, is set to open in the 16,000 square-foot building in November. Read more

Optometry School Plans Cutting-Edge Clinic in Crosstown Concourse

Posted by Katherine Martin on September 13th, 2016

The Commercial Appeal The Southern College of Optometry will open an 8,000-square-foot clinic on the second floor of the Crosstown Concourse. The patient-centered clinic will have 14 exam rooms and serve up to 14,000 patients a year. LRK is providing architecture services for the project. Read more

$11M Theater Planned for Crosstown Concourse

Posted by Katherine Martin on September 12th, 2016

The Daily News - A 450-seat theatre on the Crosstown Concourse campus will attract national acts and boost the local arts scene. LRK's design for the 28,000-square-foot building is notable for its flexibility with elements such as a sprung wood flood stage, retractable seating and a modular open floor allowing for any number of configurations from theater-in-the-round to a proscenium with raked seating. Read more

Church Health YMCA Planned for Crosstown

Posted by Katherine Martin on August 26th, 2016

The Daily News – The YMCA will open its 11th Memphis-area branch in Crosstown Concourse in partnership with the Church Health Center. The 25,000-square-foot gym will open within the Church Health Center’s 150,000 square-foot headquarters early next year. Plans for the facility include fitness equipment, a walking track, group workout and dance classes, personal training, physical therapy, and programming for the intellectually disabled. LRK is providing architectural and interior design services for the Church Health Center and architectural, interior design, urban design, sustainability, and federal historic rehabilitation consulting for the overall Crosstown Concourse project. Read more

First Tennessee Unveils Local Branch Prototype in Arlington, TN

Posted by Katherine Martin on August 25th, 2016

Memphis Business Journal – First Tennessee Bank recently held a grand opening at its newly constructed branch in Arlington. The branch provides an open concept environment meant to put a greater emphasis on assisting customers with whatever they need as soon as they open the door. The new model is the first of its kind in the greater Memphis area for First Tennessee and third across the state. First Tennessee will retrofit 20 branches per year with this new design until all locations are transformed. LRK provided architectural services for the project. Read more

Groundbreaking for Artspace South Main Lofts set for Sept. 29

Posted by Katherine Martin on August 24th, 2016

The Commercial Appeal – With the goal of energizing the emerging South Main Historic Arts District, the renovation of the 107-year-old United Warehouse building will begin in late September. Artspace South Main Lofts will include 58 affordable live/work units for artists and their families, community/gallery space, and an outdoor garden. LRK is providing architectural design and historic rehabilitation services for the project. Read more.   

Renovation of The Nineteenth Century Club Nears Completion

Posted by Katherine Martin on August 22nd, 2016

The Commercial Appeal The historic Nineteenth Century Club building at 1433 Union, future home to upscale Japanese/French restaurant Izakaya, will host multiple dining rooms, bars, and lounges, each with its own fireplace and ample natural light. LRK provided renovation designs for the 107-year-old building, which is set to open by early November. Read more.  

LRK Ranked #1 Firm for LEED Professionals

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 2nd, 2016

Memphis Business Journal – The Memphis Business Journal recently ranked LRK number #1 for having the most LEED professionals of any local company. The MBJ’s July 29th green-focused issue also features a list of the Memphis area’s most sustainable commercial buildings. LRK helped One Commerce Square (#2 on the list) to achieve LEED Gold certification, and for the second year in a row, we assisted FedEx with achieving Energy Star certification for their 1.2 million-square-foot World Headquarters (#1 on the list). Other projects on the list that LRK has been involved with include FedExFamilyHouse (LEED Gold), CA2 (LEED Gold), Smith & Nephew Innovation Centre (LEED Gold), and Independent Bank in Germantown (LEED Silver). Read more.

Public Art, Pedestrian-friendly Intersection Planned for Edge District

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 20th, 2016

The Commercial Appeal - Work is underway to make the Edge District, a key transitional area between Downtown and the Medical District, more pedestrian friendly, and in turn attract more residents and businesses to the neighborhood. Plans by LRK and Alta Planning + Design call for new landscaping, benches, trash receptacles, pedestrian crosswalks, restriped traffic lanes, and public art installations. Read more.

Transformation of Peabody Place Begins

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 7th, 2016

Memphis Business Journal - The Downtown Memphis Commission's Design Review Board approved LRK's plans to add 140 new windows to Peabody Place, demo the Second Street pedestrian sky bridge, as well as paint the brick exterior to transform the former retail center into ServiceMaster's corporate headquarters. 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.

Pinch District to Move in a New Direction

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

The Daily News – Conceptual plans for revitalizing the Pinch District were revealed yesterday. The design calls for a mixed-use district to complement St. Jude’s planned expansion, as well as the historic character of the area. A pedestrian bridge linking the Pinch District to the trolley line and the grounds of Bass Pro is also part of the vision. Read more.  

Designers Transform Old Sears Tower, Maintain Its Character

Posted by Katherine Martin on June 18th, 2016

The Daily NewsWhile the outside of the old distribution center for Sears, Roebuck, & Co. may look similar, more than 400,000 brings and 3,200 windowpanes have been replaced in the tower. LRK's Tony Pellicciotti is heading up the the building's conversion to the the Crosstown Concourse, described as a vertical urban village, which is set to open in January 2017. Read more

ServiceMaster Chooses Urban Atmosphere of Downtown Memphis

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

The Commercial Appeal - It's official. ServiceMaster is moving its headquarters, including 1,200 employees, from East Memphis to Downtown's Peabody Place mall. The long vacant, four-story Peabody Place will be transformed into a 328,000-square-foot collaborative workspace with new technology and innovation center. LRK is excited to be a part of this renovation and will be providing architectural core and shell services. The move is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2017. Read more.

ServiceMaster Works to Make Downtown Plans Reality

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

Memphis Business Journal –  Robert Gillettte, CEO of ServiceMaster, discusses the reasons behind the company’s decision to renovate long-vacant Peabody Place Mall for their new corporate headquarters. “It’s an interesting thing turning a shopping mall into a business center, but when you see the renderings, it’s going to be a cool place to work,” Gillette said. Although a lot of work remains to be done, ServiceMaster is excited about the opportunity to change the company’s culture by getting 1,200 local employees under one roof. LRK is providing architectural core and shell services for the renovation and prepared vision documents to present design possibilities to ServiceMaster, Belz, and the Downtown Memphis Commission. Read more.

Tennessee Brewery Stop On Lambda Alpha International Tour

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 27th, 2016

Memphis Business Journal - The Tennessee Brewery was featured on a tour as part of Lambda Alpha International's Memphis Land Economics Weekend. The event was held April 21-23 and the tour included various Memphis landmarks, as well as up and coming developments.  Read more.

Shadyac Takes Over Soulsville Project

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 18th, 2016

The Daily News – Tom Shadyac, Hollywood filmmaker-turned-professor, recently purchased the Soulsville Towne Center buildings with plans convert them into a recreation center with climbing wall, 400-seat performance art center, and “pay-what-you-can” restaurant. LRK is designing the first phase of the project, a 35,000-square-foot recreation center aimed at giving neighborhood kids a safe place to gather and play. “We’re going to help them to start to dream again, which is what generational poverty does not allow,” Shadyac said. Read more.

The 2016 Face of Architecture

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

Memphis - LRK is once again included as “The Face of Architecture” in Memphis magazine’s 2016 Faces of the Mid-South issue. The feature contains a photo of LRK’s principals set against a backdrop of the Hotel Chisca rehabilitation.

Get An Early Taste Of Old Dominick Distillery

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 25th, 2016

The Daily News - This article offers a glimpse at the construction underway at Old Dominick Distillery. LRK is providing architectural, interior design, and environmental graphic design services for the distillery, which will feature two tasting rooms, a rooftop patio, restaurant, and retail. Read more.

Building Community With Adaptive Reuse

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

BOMA Magazine – Featured in the January/February edition of BOMA Magazine, Crosstown Concourse is the latest high-profile adaptive reuse project to transform an old Sears distribution center, joining the ranks of Boston's Landmark Center, Midtown Exchange in Minneapolis, and Ponce City Market in Atlanta. Crosstown already has leasing commitments of 450,000 square feet from healthcare, education, and arts organizations. It will also feature 65,000 square feet of retail and 270 apartments. The mix of tenants was crucial to achieve the sense of community the developers desired. 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.

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.

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.

Midway Point: After 15 Years, Uptown Prepares for Another Growth Spurt

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 26th, 2015

The Daily News - This article traces the history of the Uptown development and discusses plans for the future, including two new projects currently under construction. LRK provided master planning services for Uptown. Read more.

One Commerce Square Achieves Lofty Status for Sustainability

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 16th, 2015

The Commercial Appeal - One Commerce Square just became the first downtown Memphis office building to receive LEED Gold certification. LRK designed the renovation of the 30-story building and managed the LEED process. The owners of One Commerce Square have seen energy savings of 45% or $138,000 annual cost savings. 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.

Central Station Developers Pull $14.2M Permit for Apartments

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

The Daily News - A $14.2 million permit for the Central Station apartments has been filed. The overall development will include turning the station into a hotel, constructing new apartments and a six-screen Malco movie theater, and expanding the marketplace area. Read more.

Crosstown Concourse: Construction Update

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

This video provides a fascinating glimpse at the enormity of the Crosstown Concourse project and the transformation that is being made as construction progresses.  

Latest Tennessee Brewery Plan Doubles Residential Units

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on November 25th, 2015

The Daily News - New plans for the Tennessee Brewery will double the number of residential units in the development. A new five-story mixed-use building with 148 units is being proposed. LRK is serving as architect for the project. Read more.

Nailing the Specifics

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on November 6th, 2015

At Home Memphis & MidSouth - An LRK-designed home graces the cover and eight pages of the November issue of At Home Memphis & MidSouth. Homeowners, Leslie and Alper Cetingok, searched with their realtor for over a year to find the perfect house before turning to Carson Looney to design a home custom tailored to their needs. With Carson’s guidance, the home was designed to be light and airy, European in feel, and highly functional and livable. 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.

Mix It Up

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

The Daily News - Mixed-use projects are becoming more popular than ever in Memphis as millennials are leading a drive to return to the urban core. With an eye towards sustainability, previously disregarded neighborhoods are being developed into more livable pedestrian-friendly communities and adaptive reuse is on the rise. This article lists over eight notable mixed-use projects designed by LRK as successful examples. Read more.

Grocery, Apartments to Rise at McLean-Union Corner

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 7th, 2015

The Daily News - Plans were announced today to demolish the empty eight-story Artisan Hotel on the corner of Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard and replace it with a $43 million mixed-use project consisting of 188 apartments, 10,521 square feet of ground floor commercial space, a 30,500-square-foot national gourmet grocery store, and 513-space parking deck. LRK is providing architectural services. Read more.

LRK Wins USGBC Memphis Paper Power Competition Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 5th, 2015

LRK was honored to win the Professional Division Award in USGBC's recent Paper Power competition. USGBC's Memphis Chapter sponsors this annual event to raise awareness about waste and recycling, explore creative ways to reuse unwanted materials, and to teach the community about design and construction techniques.

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.

ArtSpace Pushes Toward Finish Line

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 23rd, 2015

The Commercial Appeal - The ArtSpace Lofts are one step closer to construction, thanks to an anonymous $500,000 challenge grant. So far 95% of the $14 million funding goal has been reached. ArtSpace's purpose is to provide reasonably priced housing and studio space for local artists. LRK is the architect. Read more.

ULI Panel Tackles Soulsville’s Dilemma as Shadyac Reveals Concept

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 16th, 2015

The Daily News -LRK's Rob Norcross participated on Tuesday's ULI panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities of continuing rejuvenation of the Soulsville neighborhood. Read more.

Central Library Now Home to Cloud 901

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 16th, 2015

WMCActionNews5.com - A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday morning for the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library’s new state-of-the-art teen learning lab, named Cloud 901. LRK was honored to be a part of the project team. 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

Tennessee Brewery Unveils Apartment Building

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 25th, 2015

The Commercial Appeal - Initial plans for the renovation of the historic Tennessee Brewery building (c. 1890) and the new adjacent Wash House apartments were recently submitted to the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Planning and Development.The $27.5 million restoration project consists of the seven-story Brewery building, which will feature 58 residential units and ground-floor commercial space, and the new six-story, 90-unit apartment building designed to complement the historic Brewery. Read more.

Take a Virtual Tour through the New University of Memphis Basketball Facility

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 20th, 2015

Take a virtual tour through the new University of Memphis Men's Basketball Training Facility, breaking ground this fall.  LRK provided architectural and interior design services.

The University of Memphis Men's Basketball Training Facility Fly-Through

Iberiabank Building New Memphis Branch

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on August 10th, 2015

The Daily News - Iberiabank is expanding its presence in the Memphis market with another stand-alone branch located on Poplar Avenue east of Overton Park. The new branch's design is concierge-style versus the more traditional teller-row layout. LRK is providing architectural services. Read more.

U of M Gets Underway with New Basketball Training Facility

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 17th, 2015

Memphis Business Journal - A building permit has been filed to construct the University of Memphis' new indoor basketball practice facility. The LRK-designed building will feature one full-size court with four basketball goals, weight/fitness rooms and performance center, Hall of Fame, sports medicine facilities, academic space, ticket office, media accomodations, and basketball operations offices. Construction is expected to be complete in fall 2016. Read more.

LRK Launches Expansion in Downtown Memphis

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 15th, 2015

The Daily News - LRK is expanding it's downtown Memphis office to be able to better serve clients and provide space for new hires. Read more.

A New Look at the Planned Artspace Lofts in Downtown Memphis

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 26th, 2015

Memphis Business Journal - Plans for the South Main Artspace Lofts are picking up steam as the project is now close to being fully funded. The developers hope to begin construction on the LRK-designed 58-unit mixed-use apartments in either late 2015 or early 2016. Read more.

Greening the Region

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 23rd, 2015

The Daily News - Only two months after the plan was formally released, the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan received the Excellence in Sustainability Award for a Plan from the American Planning Association's Sustainable Communities Division. Now eight juisdictions have accepted the plan's adoption resolution, giving significant momentum to the Greenprint initiative.  Read more.

Passion for Architecture Fuels Looney Ricks Kiss' Norcross

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 20th, 2015

The Daily News - This article focuses on several of the major projects in which LRK's Rob Norcross is currently involved and his desire to create a more meaningfully connected Memphis. Read more.

LRK Featured in The Scout Guide Memphis, Volume 2

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 17th, 2015

LRK's Memphis principals, J. Carson Looney, Frank Ricks, Tony Pellicciotti, Victor Buchholz, Rebecca Courtney and Rob Norcross, were recently featured in the city's latest edition of The Scout Guide. Be sure to look for a copy when you're out and about in Memphis!

STAX Museum Honored as One of the 10 Best Musical Attractions

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on May 21st, 2015

One of the few museums in the world dedicated to soul music, LRK-designed STAX Museum was recently named one of USA Today's 10 Best Musical Attractions. Read more.

The Face of Architecture

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 21st, 2015

Memphis - LRK's Memphis principals were recently featured as "The Face of Architecture" in Memphis magazine's 2015 Faces of the Mid-South issue. 

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.

Plans Revealed for $55 Million Central Station Project

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 28th, 2015

The Daily News - Plans for downtown Central Station were unveiled on Friday and include a new boutique hotel, a five-screen Malco movie theater, and the possbility of a grocery store. The project would also include a plaza to hold a relocated Farmers Market. LRK is providing master planning services. Read more.

Game On: Pressbox Building Honors Past while Preparing for the Future

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 10th, 2015

The Daily News - The branding campaign for this 64,544-square-foot mixed-use development draws upon the building's history as a printing company, its location adjacent AutoZone Park's left field, and the building's large mural by internationally acclaimed artist, Jeff Zimmerman. The Pressbox Lofts have been well-received; construction was completed in November and all 50 loft-style apartments were leased by January. Read more.

LRK Projects Receive 3 Building Memphis Awards Including Project of the Year

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on March 5th, 2015

Memphis Business Journal - The 3rd annual Building Memphis Awards continues to honor Memphis projects and the people who make each built project a reality. LRK is honored to be a part of the project teams of 4 nominated projects and 2 winning projects. Read more.

Crosstown Groundbreaking - Breaking New Ground

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on February 24th, 2015

The Daily News - The Crosstown redevelopment project reached a ceremonial milestone as it officially broke ground this past Saturday.

Tennessee Brewery Celebrates a Second Chance at a New Untapped

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 19th, 2015

High Ground - Further plans for the Tennessee Brewery revitalization are unveiled, including conceptual designs by LRK. Read more.

Greenprint Maps Plan for 25-Year Development

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 6th, 2015

The Daily News - The Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan got its formal launch Thursday, Feb. 5th at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Read more.

Groundbreaking Party Announced for Crosstown Development

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 26th, 2015

Memphis Business Journal - A groundbreaking party and community rally is planned for Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to kickstart the rebrand of the once abandoned Sears Crosstown building. Read more.

Iberiabank Opens New Memphis Branch Monday

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

The Daily News - The new LRK-designed Iberiabank, located in Memphis' Medical Center, opens on Monday. The bank's forward-thinking design eliminates traditional teller lines in favor of a concierge-style atmosphere. Read more.

Plans for the Tennessee Brewery Include 142 New Housing Units

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on January 20th, 2015

High Ground - LRK is honored to be a part of the Tennessee Brewery project. Plans for the historic structure include its transformation into a largely residential community. With the construction of a new adjacent building, the project will boast a total of 142 units and a 280-space public parking garage with 8,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space. Read more.

Decidedly Southern: Memphis' Best Boutique Hotels

Posted on January 12th, 2015

StyleBlueprint - The LRK-designed River Inn is featured in this list of Memphis' best boutique hotels. A perfect combination of Southern charm and old-world European elegance, Harbor Town's River Inn is an intimate hotel with a riverfront view of the Mississippi River.  Read more.

First Look at Demolition Work Inside Sears Crosstown

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

Memphis Business Journal - This article takes a look inside Sears Crosstown as the demolition begins.  Read more.

Southern Charm

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on December 5th, 2014

Delta Magazine - One of LRK’s custom homes graces the cover and twelve pages of Delta Magazine’s November/December holiday issue. Although designed for a contemporary lifestyle, the home is inspired by classic Southern architecture and exudes an old-world charm. Pick up a copy of the magazine at the newsstand today!  

The Long View: A Look Back at Harbor Town's First 25 Years

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on November 5th, 2014

High Ground – This article recounts the history, the challenges and success, of Harbor Town, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Congratulations, Harbor Town! 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.

Restoration of Midtown Landmark Days Away

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

The Daily News – Located on Union Avenue, the fate of the historic Nineteenth Century Club has been tenuous and at one point, demolition seemed inevitable. Thanks to a new owner, renovation plans are now underway and call for an upscale restaurant and event rental space. LRK is proud to be a part of the project team. Read more.

Spirited Revival

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

The Daily News - A 54,000-square-foot warehouse in the booming South Main District is being renovated for the Old Dominick Distillery. Read more for additional renovation details.

Central Library Preparing to Open New Teen Learning Lab Space

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

The Daily News - Expectations for today's libraries are changing across the board, and LRK is currently working on a new learning lab in the Memphis Central Library that is being designed specifically for teenagers. Read more.

Memphis International Airport Ground Transportation Center's Pedestrian Plaza Wins TN ASLA Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on October 7th, 2014

LRK is honored to have been a part of the project team for the Memphis International Airport Ground Transportation Center.  The pedestrian plaza design recently received an Honor Award at the annual conference of the TN Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. There were only 8 professional awards given statewide and just 3 for West TN projects. 

Harbor Town

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 30th, 2014

Memphis Magazine - This article takes a look at Harbor Town's founding and its growth and development over the past 25 years! Read more.

Memphis Central Library will get $2M Teen Learning Lab

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 19th, 2014

Memphis Business Journal - Construction is beginning on a new 8,300-square-foot Teen Learning Lab in the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. LRK is the architect. Read more.

Bloodworth: Greenways Increasing Residential Values

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 11th, 2014

The Daily News - This article discusses the Mid-South Regional Greenprint Sustainability Plan's goal of conserving and enhancing connectivity to natural assets across the region, also leading to increased property values. Read more

Redesigned, $15M Artspace Lofts Moves Forward in South Main

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on September 2nd, 2014

Memphis Business Journal - The Artspace Lofts are moving forward with plans to transform the old United Warehouse in downtown Memphis' South Main district into a 58-unit residential project with an outdoor arts garden and performance plaza.  Read more.

The Memphis Airport Is on a Mission to Become Its Own City

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

CityLab - This article discusses the new $2 million Aerotropolis Master Plan and its goals to transform the 50-square- mile area around the Memphis International Airport. 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.

New Phase Launches in $93M Cleaborn Homes Redevelopment

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 25th, 2014

Memphis Business Journal - Construction is about to start on the fourth and final phase of the Cleaborn Homes redevelopment. Read more.

D. Canale & Co. to Build Old Dominick Distillery in Memphis

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on July 18th, 2014

Modern Distillery Age - Memphis-based food and beverage wholesale and distributor, D. Canale & Co., has announced it is building Old Dominick, a public distillery and tasting room in downtown Memphis.  A 1920s warehouse is being renovated for the distillery, which plans to begin operations next summer and open to the public in fall of 2015. LRK is providing architectural services for the renovation. Read more.

FedExFamilyHouse

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

At Home Memphis & MidSouth - This article relays the history of FedExFamilyHouse, beginning as the vision of a local community leader to the extensive volunteer network that supports the facility today. FedExFamilyHouse aims to provide a flexible, home-like environment for families with a critically ill child being treated at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. LRK provided both architectural and interior design services. Read more.

Trademark's Saddle Creek Transformation Underway

Posted by Andrew Trippel on July 1st, 2014

Fort Worth-based Trademark recently announced that the NEW Saddle Creek is taking shape in Germantown, TN. Demolition has commenced on 20,000 square feet of existing space, which will be replaced with an additional 40,000 square feet of new retail space in that area. Scheduled for completion in 2015, the NEW Saddle Creek will offer 168,000 square feet of retail space with remodeled building exteriors, facade improvements, and upgraded amenities throughout the property. Redesign was led by LRK principal Victor Buchholz. Read more...

Memphis International Airport Ground Transportation Center Winner of International Parking Institute Awards

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

The Memphis International Airport Ground Transportation Center was the recent recipient of two awards from the International Parking Institute’s Awards of Excellence. The parking facility won an Award of Excellence in Category V (Best Parking Facility Rehabilitation or Restoration) and an Award of Merit in Category II (Best Design of a Parking Facility with 800 or More Spaces). The awards were presented at the IPI Conference & Expo in Grapevine, Texas on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

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.

Developers Pull $115M in Permits for Sears Crosstown

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on June 4th, 2014

The Commercial Appeal - The contractor has pulled the first permits for the $180 million redevelopment of Sears Crosstown. Read more.

Memphis Public Library Voted Most Beautiful

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 15th, 2014

The LRK-designed Memphis Public Library & Information Center won "Best in Show" during a recent nationwide online photography contest!  Awards will be presented during National Library Week, April 13-19.

What Smart Cities Can Learn From Memphis

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on April 2nd, 2014

Pop City – This article describes how city and civic leaders have worked together to spur revitalization across Memphis. The Mid-South Regional Greenprint Plan, Sears Crosstown and Overton Square are among the LRK projects mentioned.

County Commission approves Sears Crosstown Funding

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on March 11th, 2014

Memphis Business Journal - The Sears Crosstown redevelopment has received the last major piece of funding that will allow the project to commence. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014 and initial occupancy is planned for spring 2016.

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.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks River Inn as Best Memphis Hotel

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on February 5th, 2014

U.S. News & World Report - Designed by LRK, River Inn of Harbor Town ranks #1 out of 192 Memphis Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Memphis.

2014 Forecast Promising for Memphis Commercial Real Estate Development

Posted by Andrew Trippel on January 29th, 2014

The Daily News - Amos Maki with Memphis' The Daily News surveys a variety of exciting commercial real estate opportunities that are in development or planning and design phase, or that could potentially move forward in 2014. The Sears Crosstown and Overton Square projects are reviewed in detail.

Sears Crosstown Gets City Approval

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on December 3rd, 2013

The Commercial Appeal - The Memphis City Council approves $15 million in city funding for the redevelopment of the Crosstown project.

LRK Vesta Home Wins Multiple Awards

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on November 20th, 2013

Vesta Home Silverton by LRK and builder David Clark Construction wins Best Home Design, Best Master Suite, Best Special Feature & Best Interior Design at the 2013 Vesta Home Show in Germantown, TN. Read More.

Sears Crosstown Receives Grant To Link To Neighborhood

Posted by Andrew Trippel on November 15th, 2013

The Commercial Appeal - Crosstown redevelopers were awarded a $50,000 grant to design a connection between Sears Crosstown and a neighborhood trail called the V&E Greenline.

Toof Building Redevelopment Advances

Posted by Andrew Trippel on November 13th, 2013

Memphis Business Journal - The transformation of the Toof Building into apartment units overlooking AutoZone Park should begin within the next month.

Crosstown Plans Continue to Evolve

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on November 8th, 2013

The Daily News - Article gives an update on the renovation of the Sears Crosstown building.

U of M Master Plan to Connect Campus & Neighborhood

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on November 2nd, 2013

The Daily News - The University of Memphis has hired Smith Group JJR with LRK as the local partner to develop a master plan that seeks the input from campus neighbors. The inclusive approach plans to connect the campus to the surrounding neighborhoods and businesses to strengthen the economy and fiber of the city.

Sears Crosstown Wins Memphis Business Quarterly Innovation Award

Posted by Beth Van Der Jagt on November 1st, 2013

The Memphis Business Quarterly honored Sears Crosstown as a winner in its inaugural Innovation Awards. Demonstrating a new perspective on redevelopment and urban renewal, the project is using the Sears Crosstown building as a hub for revitalizing the community.

LRK Turns 30

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on October 12th, 2013

The Daily News - LRK celebrates 30 years of design. One of our founding principals Frank Ricks speaks about the firm's origin and services, its unique standing in the field with a passion for placemaking and LRK's future growth.

Overton Square Garage Opens

Posted by Sophorn Kuoy on October 7th, 2013

The Commercial Appeal - Overton Square parking garage is now open for use. LRK principal Rob Norcross explains the unique features and innovations of the design.

The Shops of Saddle Creek Expansion and Renovation

Posted by Admin on September 25th, 2013

The Daily News - "Saddle Creek Growth Sign of Future for City" - LRK is involved in the design of the expansion and renovation of the existing building exteriors of this prominent retail development in Germantown, TN. Work is slated to begin in late 2013 or early 2014.

FedExFamilyHouse Awarded LEED Certification

Posted by Admin on July 3rd, 2013

The Daily News - FedExFamilyHouse is one of the country's first pediatric residences to be awarded LEED Certification.

LRK Presents the Overton Square Revitalization Plan

Posted by Admin on June 21st, 2013

Memphis Business Journal - LRK principal Rob Norcross presents the Overton Square Revitalization Plan to architects at an AIA Memphis luncheon, explaining project origination and development.

Hotel Chisca Removing Barriers

Posted by Admin on June 5th, 2013

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

Harahan Bridge Project Plans Near Completion

Posted by Admin on May 1st, 2013

The Daily News - Design work on the “Main to Main Connector” project is at the halfway point.

Van Vleet Flats Honored in Building Memphis Awards

Posted by Admin on February 14th, 2013

Memphis Business Journal - Van Vleet Flats is one of the projects honored in the inaugural MBJ Building Memphis Awards.

Elvis Presley Boulevard Improvements Begin

Posted by Admin on November 20th, 2012

The Daily News - The long-awaited improvements to the Elvis Presley Boulevard kickoff. The streetscape improvements of this major connection are linked with the aerotropolis concept that also has LRK involvement.

Soulsville Neighborhood Blossoming

Posted by Admin on October 22nd, 2012

The Daily News - The historic Soulsville neighborhood gets new energy as LRK designed projects such as the Stax Music Academy and charter school emerge around the existing Stax museum.