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Metuchen Downtown Alliance chosen as a semifinalist for the national Great American Main Street Award

We are thrilled to announce that the Metuchen Downtown Alliance was chosen among eight semifinalists for annual, national Great American Main Street Award. LRK has worked for over 25 years as the Planner for Borough of Metuchen, a classic small town on New Jersey's busiest commuter rail line. Three winners will be selected among the semifinalists and announced March 27th during the Opening plenary at the 2023 Main Street Now conference in Boston. We look forward to attending.

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Harvest Amenity Buildings win Platinum level for the 2022 BALA Award

It is officially announced that the Harvest Phase II Amenity Buildings won platinum level for the 2022 Best in American Living award in the Community Facility 1000+ Units: Community category.  Click on the link to see the full submission and project details published on the Best in American Living website! 

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The Renasant Bank Headquarters named a finalist in the 2023 MBJ's Building Memphis Awards

We are proud to announce that LRK project, The Renasant Bank Headquarters, was named a finalist in the 2023 Memphis Business Journal's Building Memphis awards in the Best New Construction: Medium category. Winner will be celebrated at The Building Memphis ceremony will be held Thursday, March 23, 5:30–8 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Check out the link for more information on the project. 

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Stena Center for Financial Technology

ABC4-The University of Utah is partnering with the Stena Foundation in creating a new entrepreneurial center called the Stena Center for Financial Technology. The new center will merge different colleges across the University’s campus to assemble and create new programs that focus on financial technology. Along with this, the center is launching a fintechX studio, where venture capital funds will be available to qualifying students
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LRK Named a 2022 Top Workplace

The Commercial Appeal – LRK is excited to be ranked number five on The Commercial Appeal’s list of 2022 Top Workplaces in the small business category. Frank Ricks also received a Leadership Award at the celebratory Top Workplace event held at Hilton Memphis on December 15th. For the 10th year, The Commercial Appeal partnered with Energage, an employee research and culture technology firm, to identify outstanding workplaces in the Memphis metro area. “Employers have been forced to focus harder than ever to retain and attract talent amid the disruption of the business environment during the COVID pandemic. Top Workplaces celebrates the employers that are getting it right,” said Bob Helbig with Energage. This is the first time that LRK has been featured as both a MBJ Best Places to Work and Commercial Appeal Top Workplace in the same year.  

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Kemmons Wilson Companies Corporate Headquarters Wins AIA People’s Choice Award

LRK is pleased to announce the Kemmons Wilson Companies Corporate Headquarters has been recognized with an AIA Memphis People's Choice award. With the goal of moving their company to the city core, Kemmons Wilson Companies recently renovated a downtown historic warehouse for their new headquarters, and LRK provided architectural services for the transformation. The project was recognized at the annual AIA Memphis Celebration of Architecture awards gala, held December 3rd at the CIV::Center for Architecture + Design. Victor Buchholz was also honored with the AIA Memphis Past President’s award.

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Memphis and LRK-Designed Projects Featured in Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler’s list of 23 best places to go in the world in 2023 features Memphis, including two LRK-designed projects, The Walk and Cameo. Memphis is one of only two places located in the United States mentioned on the list!

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Frank Ricks Speaker at Commercial Real Estate Seminar

Daily Memphian - Frank Ricks will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at the Daily Memphian’s annual Commercial Real Estate Seminar at the Botanic Gardens. Ricks will talk about how mixed-use and “live, work and play” designs connect the city and neighboring communities. He will also be joined by Brand Cook of CBRE, Tim Mashburn of Colliers, and Jon Aur of Jones Aur to discuss current office, industrial and retail sector trends. To register for the seminar, visit the seminar’s event page.

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Construction Underway at 1901-19 East York

Philly YIMBY - Construction is well underway at LRK-designed 1901-19 East York in Philadelphia. The six-story, 127-unit community will offer ground-floor artist studios, a green roof, 27 parking spaces, balconies, and spectacular skyline views. 1901-19 East York is part of a resurgence of mixed-use developments, helping to revitalize a neighborhood that hasn’t seen growth in decades.

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Harvest Amenity Buildings Win BALA Award

LRK is pleased to announce the Harvest Phase II Amenity Buildings have won a 2022 Best in American Living award in the Community Facility, 1000+ Units: Community category. Winners will be celebrated, and award levels announced at the Best in American Living Awards ceremony, held during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on February 1, 2023.

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