YMCA Lofts

The centerpiece of the Memphis Ballpark District’s residential neighborhood, the YMCA Lofts occupy the top four floors of the historic 1909 YMCA Building. An extensive renovation creates 24 luxury urban lofts enlivened with exposed brick walls, upscale finishes, and concrete floors, columns and ceilings. Open floor plans with angled walls and expansive windows offer views of the cityscape and ballpark. The YMCA remains on the ground floor as an exercise facility and community amenity.   

Additional Information

LOCATION:  downtown Memphis, Tennessee

CLIENT:  Echelon Communities, LLC

SIZE:  24 units ranging in size from 842 to 1,278 square feet

LRK SERVICES:  architecture and interior design


As part of the Echelon at the Ballpark community within the Memphis Ballpark District, the YMCA Lofts have won:

Pillars of the Industry Awards

  • Finalist for Best Garden Rental Apartment Community 4 Stories and Under

Best in American Living National Design Competition

  • Platinum Award for Best Community 151 Units and Over

Aurora Awards

  • Grand Aurora Award for Rental Apartment Community (15 or more units/acre)
  • Aurora Award for Rental Apartment Community (15 or more units/acre)

Masonry Institute of Tennessee

  • Merit Award

As part of the Ballpark District, the YMCA Lofts have won:

Urban Land Institute

  • Award for Excellence Special Category

Congress for the New Urbanism

  • Award - The Neighborhood, District, and Corridor

Building Design & Construction Building Team Project of the Year Awards

  • Merit Award Commercial

National Commercial Builders Council Awards of Excellence

  • Grand Award

AIA Tennessee

  • Award of Merit

AIA Memphis

  • Award of Excellence


Multi-Housing News

Professional Builder

Urban Spaces No. 3

Architectural Record

Building Design & Construction

Urban Land

Multifamily Executive