LRK designs public places and private spaces. Covering the broadest spectrum of building types and locations, the firm combines knowledge and talent in multiple design disciplines with sound business practices, an understanding of the clients' expectations and an absolute commitment to “place making.” Whether designing a home, museum, ballpark, village center, neighborhood or urban redevelopment, LRK’s expertise is an architecture that engages people, nurtures community and enhances urban life.
LRK makes no small plans and always considers the larger context. Responsive to the culture and climate of a place, Looney Ricks Kiss balances aesthetic visions with economic realities in planning traditional neighborhoods and urban revitalization. Buildings, streetscapes, transportation and regional planning concerns come together to create a cohesive whole. Although LRK’s diverse planning projects range from thousands of acres to a few city blocks, the influences promise to be long lasting and far reaching.
LRK creates memorable homes with distinctive architectural detailing, engaging forms and proportions and appropriate materials, all carefully designed to blend with the setting. Whether a high-end custom home or a more modestly priced production house, the firm adopts an appropriate pattern and language with an accent derived from the climate and culture of the location. Interiors combine elements of traditional design with contemporary sensibilities for the way families live today.
LRK’s expertise in residential design covers the broadest array of housing types, market prices and geographical locations. Townhouses on tree-line sidewalks, luxury urban infill apartments, village rowhouses, mixed use developments, striking waterfront towers, downtown lofts, apartments above the store on Main Street and residential marketing centers and clubhouses make up the firm’s diverse portfolio of multifamily projects.
LRK is renowned for their expertise in landmark mixed use projects around the country. The Memphis Ballpark District is the centerpiece of a successful urban revitalization. Vibrant urban infill projects from Houston to Providence entice a generation of residents to move back to downtown. A new village center reinforces the historic character of the town of Hyde Park, New York. Each project is multifaceted, intricate and unique, yet all strive to enhance the community as a whole.
With an understanding of the desires and demands of diverse clients, LRK delivers innovation, efficiency and patterns for success. LRK’s wide-ranging commercial experiences include an upscale supermarket amid the urban skyline, a technology center on a 120-acre bucolic campus setting and a branch bank that stands apart from its suburban setting. Quality architecture brings long-term value — that’s always good for business.
As a true multidiscipline firm, LRK’s interiors group integrates the architecture with every element of design from finishes and materials to furnishings and artwork. Interior professional services range from initial space analysis and programming to comprehensive specifications to finalizing move-in coordination. Clients include corporate offices, financial institutions, private clubs, hospitals, hotels and resorts, as well as single and multifamily projects.
Partnering with leading brands and developers, LRK designs hospitality projects at every scale and price point — from high-end luxury resorts, mixed-use high rises and large-scale entertainment venues to intimate boutique hotels and conference centers. No matter the style, Looney Ricks Kiss designs inspiring spaces that are market sensitive and provide a competitive edge.
LRK integrates planning, architecture and urban design to create place for the users, maximize value for the client and enhance sustainability. Crafting a customized strategy for each project, LRK’s green practices range from the use of environmentally friendly products and smart growth design principles to LEED certification.
LRK is committed to revitalizing and energizing communities through historic preservation and adaptive reuse. With an expertise that covers the broadest array of project types, we deliver creative design solutions that protect the integrity of the original structure while developing thoughtful solutions to modern living.
Acknowledging a region’s architectural traditions and history of its people, we design civic buildings that creatively balance aesthetic visions with economic realities. Our desire is that our designs will improve and complement the fabric of the surrounding community and ultimately prove timeless.