We are honored to announce The Marine Residence has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award, sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH). The award will be announced at SESAH’s annual conference in Memphis on November 4th at an awards luncheon held at the 1927 Kress Building. The SESAH awards committee stated, “the rehabilitation and restoration of this unique structure illustrates your team’s ability to bring an important historic structure back to life through creative problem solving while still maintaining defining historic characteristics.”
Building Design+Construction – LRK is listed number 18 on the list of top 155 Apartment and Condominium Architecture Firms in Building Design+Construction’s 2022 Giants 400 Report. For the past 46 years, Building Design+Construction's Giants 400 Report ranks the largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. The final report includes more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.
retrofit – Three LRK-designed projects have won 2022 Metamorphosis Awards. Kreate Hub Philly won 3rd place in the Adaptive Reuse category, the Renasant Convention Center won 4th place in the Whole Building category, and The Commonwealth received an Honorable Mention in the Mixed-Use category. Winners will be featured in the November-December issue of retrofit magazine. Projects are recognized for outstanding work retrofitting commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.
AIA Tennessee presented the Award of Merit in Architecture to Orion Federal Credit Union Headquarters, an adaptive reuse designed by LRK at the 2022 convention. This corporate relocation from the suburbs into an emerging, inner-city neighborhood repurposed an abandoned Wonder Bread factory into a vibrant new headquarters. We are honored!
Memphis Business Journal – LRK is honored to be named a finalist on the Memphis Business Journal’s list of 2022 Best Places to Work. Nominated companies are ranked based on anonymous employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace. The awards ceremony will take place at Overton Park Shell on September 13th.
We’re honored to announce The Hamilton at The Epic in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood received a Golden Trowel Award in the Multifamily Residential category. The Golden Trowel Awards, sponsored by the Texas Masonry Council, recognizes and encourages excellence in all phases of masonry construction.
In addition to being ranked #476 in Engineering New Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms list, the firm was listed #20 in the Mixed-Use category of ENR’s Sourcebook Market Guide. The Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook ranks U.S.-based firms in almost 60 separate market and submarket sectors. These lists allow design firms to demonstrate activity in particular areas of expertise.
LRK is pleased to announce the Flats at Tioga Town Center recently won a 2022 NAA Excellence Award in the Large Community of the Year category. The Flats at Tioga Town Center complete the town’s mixed-use public square with 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail/restaurants, 144 apartments, and a clubroom with an adjacent outdoor party space and pool building. LRK’s design pulls from Central Florida vernacular architecture, with a brick first floor, clapboard siding above, standing seam metal roofing, and tower elements with spacious balconies. As part of the Town Center, the residents have access to a full-service fitness center and miles of greenways and recreational trails that weave into the neighborhoods of the town. The NAA Excellence Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the rental housing industry.
Memphis Business Journal – This month the Women Who Lead feature is focusing on women who display leadership in green and sustainability initiatives, and LRK’s Krissy Buck Flickinger is highlighted in the issue. Krissy was named a LEED Fellow by the USGBC two years ago, the first LEED Fellow in the Mid-South region. As both an architect and the firm’s sustainability director, she enjoys the “balance of working with older buildings — reusing that embodied energy and making design decisions to help the building’s story live on — and designing new ones that can make the most environmental impact, creating healthy buildings that foster healthy users.”