Crosstown Concourse

Once a vital distribution center for the Mid-South, the 1,300,000-square-foot historic Sears building (1927) has been dormant for over 20 years. A herculean revitalization effort is now moving forward thanks to an extraordinary collaboration of local institutions. LRK is working with a non-profit arts-based organization and its partners to redevelop the 10–story building into a “vertical urban village” that integrates residential, commercial, retail, health and wellness, arts and culture, and education. The design weaves a purposeful collection of diverse tenants and varied uses into a precedent-setting mixed-use community that will serve as an anchor and catalyst for further revitalization and economic development in the surrounding neighborhood.

Additional Information

LOCATION:  Memphis, Tennessee

CLIENT:  Crosstown LLC with founding partners St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ALSAC, Church Health Center, Gestalt Community Schools, Memphis Teacher Residency, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Rhodes College, and Crosstown Arts

SIZE:  1,300,000-square-foot mixed-use building

LRK SERVICES:  architecture, interior design, urban design, sustainability (LEED Platinum certified), and federal historic rehabilitation consulting

Shell and Core and Parking Garage Associate Architect - DIALOG


AIA Awards

  • Institute Honor Award for Architecture

Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Awards

  • Grand Prize

Architizer A+Awards

  • Finalist - Architecture+Urban Transformation Category

AIA Gulf States

  • Honor Citation

AIA Memphis

  • Honor Award of Excellence

Architecture Review's New into Old Awards

  • Finalist

National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award

Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award

  • Building Green

Building Design & Construction Reconstruction Awards

  • Platinum Award

Contract Interiors Awards

  • Winner, Sustainable Category

Multifamily Executive Awards

  • Grand Award - Adaptive Reuse Category
  • Editor's Choice Award

Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards

  • Gold Award - Adaptive Reuse Category

Pillars of the Industry Awards

  • Multifamily Community of the Year
  • Best Mixed-Use Community 

Best in American Living Awards

  • Silver Award - Adaptive Reuse/Multifamily Category

USGBC Tennessee Leadership Awards

  • Award for Exceptional Leadership

Professional Builder Design Awards

  • Gold Award, Multifamily

Memphis Business Journal’s Building Memphis Awards

  • Project of the Year

Aurora Awards

  • Grand Award - Best Rehabilitation Project

International Parking Institute Awards

  • Award of Merit

American Society of Civil Engineers Tennessee Section

  • Project of the Year

American Society of Civil Engineers West Tennessee Branch

  • Outstanding Engineering Project

Re-thinking the Future Global Architecture & Design Awards

  • Third Award – Mixed Use Category

Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Awards

  • Recipient

Tennessee Chapter of ACEC (American Council of Engineering Companies) Engineering Excellence Awards

  • Grand Award - Building/Technology Systems

Novogradac Journal of Tax Credits

  • Community Development Qualified Low-Income Community Investment of the Year Award

Tennessee Development District Association and Southwest Tennessee Development District

  • John S Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award

Memphis Business Quarterly

  • Innovation Award




Architectural Record

Architecture Review



Urban Land

The New York Times

Building Design & Construction




Multifamily Executive

Multihousing Pro

Professional Builder



Contracting Businesss

Pop City


Multi-Housing News

Multifamily Design + Construction



Commercial Property Executive

Crosstown (project website)