Two LRK projects were awarded 2017 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Bexley won a Platinum Award in the Single-Family Community 100 Units & Over category and The Chisca on Main received a Gold Award in the Adaptive Reuse Multifamily category. Winners were announced on January 10th at the NAHB International Builders' Show.
Now in its 34rd year, BALA recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry including single-family production, custom, multifamily, affordable, remodeling, community and interiors.
Memphis Business Journal - A formerly blighted corner at Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard is undergoing a transformation to become home to a mix of apartments, restaurants, and retail. The $33.5 million project, known as The Citizen, marks the first construction of new apartments in Midtown in more than 15 years. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday. LRK is providing architectural services. Read more.
Curbed – The first phase of Centennial Park apartments in downtown Atlanta is nearing completion. According to the article, the new development is the largest infusion of residences in downtown in a decade. LRK provided architecture and planning services for this 407-unit multi-family project. Read more.
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.
What Now Atlanta - Construction has started on Aria Village, a 30,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Sandy Springs. The project will feature retail and restaurants, along with five-story apartments. The community will have access to nearby hiking trails and offer an impressive amenity package, including a luxurious pool deck, co-working spaces, dog wash, and two-story fitness facility. The first apartment homes should be available in fall 2019. Read more.
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.
Dallas News - The Epic project, a mixed-use development on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas, is underway in the Deep Ellum neighborhood. LRK, along with 5G Studio Collaborative, designed the 20-story, 300-unit apartment tower in the development for StreetLights Residential. Other uses in the project include an office tower, retail, and a botique hotel. Read more.
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.
Hattiesburg American – The Village at the Beverly recently opened on a site once home to the Hurricane Katrina-damaged Beverly Drive-In Theater. Developed by the Gulf Coast Housing Partnership in cooperation with South Mississippi Housing and Development Corporation, the apartment community will offer high-quality, affordable housing for families. LRK's Baton Rouge office provided architectural services for the 52-unit project which features one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in seven buildings, as well as both indoor and outdoor community gathering spaces. Read more.
Multi-Housing News – Construction has begun on The Maxwell, a four-story apartment development within The Canals at Grand Park. Located in Frisco, Texas, the 325-unit Maxwell will offer studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, as well as a two-story floor plan known as a treehouse unit. The Maxwell is designed to be pedestrian friendly and provides easy access to downtown Frisco, as well as a rich assortment of community amenities. LRK provided architectural design for the apartments. Read more.
Dallas Business Journal - Construction has begun on the luxury, multifamily high-rise, The McKenzie. Located on the eastern edge of Dallas’ exclusive Highland Park neighborhood, the building is designed and created for a renter-by-choice resident. The building offers luxury rental residences reminiscent of a grand historic neighborhood hotel with classic interiors, valet, concierge service, and a 24-hour doorman. LRK is providing architectural services. Read more.
Houston Business Journal - Construction is finishing on The James, an eight-story, luxury midrise that features units with upscale finishes, a courtyard with resort-style pool, clubhouse with full-service bar, and high-end fitness center. The James is phase one of the overall Streetlights Residential development known as The Azalea. Read more.
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.
The Dallas Morning News - A collaboration between LRK’s Memphis, Baton Rouge, and Little Rock offices, The McKenzie is a 22-story luxury apartment building currently under construction near Dallas’ Highland Park neighborhood. Designed for empty nesters desiring a rental community with upscale amenities, The McKenzie will feature valet, concierge service, 24-hour doorman, resident bar, private gardens, outdoor dining, supper club area, and fitness area. Read more.
Houston Chronicle - The 266-unit CityWest is located in Houston’s Westchase District within walking distance of the Phillips 66 corporate headquarters, currently under construction. The contemporary architectural spirit of CityWest reflects the modern metropolis that is Houston and promises to be the first step in transforming the existing District into a walkable live/work environment. Read more.
A ribbon cutting will be held today, March 25th, at 3 pm to celebrate the grand opening one of Baton Rouge’s newest projects, The Elysian. The LRK-designed multifamily project will feature convenient access to downtown Baton Rouge, pedestrian oriented streetscapes, porches and balconies, a community room and fitness center, playground area, bike racks, outdoor gathering space and an outdoor kitchen. http://www.liveattheelysian.com
Houston Business Journal - LRK-designed Azalea Court Breaks Ground in Houston's River Oaks District.
Memphis Business Journal - The transformation of the Toof Building into apartment units overlooking AutoZone Park should begin within the next month.
The Daily News - LRK projects receive national awards from the Multi-Housing News (MHN) Excellence Awards. The Foundry Lofts & Apartments at Eddy Street Commons won a Gold Award for Best New Development in the Student Housing category. Gables West Ave in Houston's River Oaks neighborhood won a Gold Award for Best New Development in the Mid-Rise category.
Austin Business Journal - Post South Lamar mixed-use development wins Austin's 2013 Commercial Real Estate Award in the New Multifamily Development Category.
San Antonio Business Journal - The Residences at La Cantera, the first phase of the La Cantera mixed-use development, is set to break ground.
National Apartment Association names Gables Park Plaza PARAGON Community of the Year. Gables Park Plaza also won a PARAGON in the category for Best Community, Specialty Housing—Green Housing.