Construction Begins on Third Phase of South City
Daily Memphian- The next phases of Foote Park at South City are underway, with phase three expected to be completed in early 2020. This mixed-income community, designed by LRK, has over 700 residential units, including market-rate units, affordable low-income housing tax credit units, and units that will be subsidized with project-based vouchers. Located on the west side of Danny Thomas Boulevard where the old housing project once stood, construction of the final, fourth phase is expected to be completed by June 2021.
Elaine Covin CFO of the Year Finalist
Memphis Business Journal – LRK is proud to announce Elaine Covin was named a finalist for 2019 CFO of the Year. Finalists for the award are experts in strategic direction, mitigating risk, and regulatory compliance. Broken into small and large nonprofit or private company categories, the winners were named at an awards breakfast at Hilton Memphis on Tuesday. Founding partner, Frank Ricks, commented “It’s incredibly valuable knowing that I can practice my natural inclination for architecture and planning, knowing that I will be unencumbered by financial or analytical details because Elaine’s got it—always. She’s the rock at LRK.”
Frank Ricks Winner of Downtown Visionary Award
Daily Memphian – LRK is honored to announce Frank Ricks was the recipient of the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Downtown Visionary Award Friday night. This lifetime achievement award was given for Frank’s design involvement in projects that have played a significant role in Downtown Memphis’ redevelopment. Dozens of LRK-designed projects were cited, including AutoZone Park, which Ray Brown, head of the Downtown Memphis Commission, said “changed the trajectory of Downtown.”
“Frank is probably one of the smartest and most thoughtful urbanists I know,” Brown said. “He understands what a city is about. He understands how they work, what people need and what the whole system, both the environment and the people who use it, is all about.”
LRK-Designed Generation Park Apartments Nearing Completion
Houston Business Journal - Construction is nearing completion on the 255 Assay Street Luxury Apartments with residents scheduled to move in by the end of the year. Located in the 52-acre mixed-use district within Generation Park, a planned community in northeast Houston, the apartments are designed to be true Class A multifamily, appealing to all segments of the area workforce. Amenities include dog parks for large and small dogs, a lap pool, parking garage, business center, resident room with wood-burning fireplace and pool table, multiple outdoor entertaining areas, a fitness center with Peloton bikes, and 17,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. LRK is serving as the design architect on the project.
Epicenter At Agritopia Pre-Leasing Retail Space
AZBigMedia - Epicenter, the high-end, vertical mixed-use community located in the planned community of Agritopia, is beginning to pre-lease retail space. With a focus on healthy living, Epicenter features 49,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurants and apartments on the upper stories. The community offers studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, along with maker’s space for woodworking and crafting and a demonstration kitchen. Epicenter provides multi-generational residents a place to live, dine, and shop in a pedestrian-friendly environment. LRK provided design services for the project.
LRK MBJ Best Places to Work Finalist
Memphis Business Journal – LRK is honored to be named a finalist to the Memphis Business Journal’s list of 2019 Best Places to Work. Nominated companies were ranked based on anonymous employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace. The spirited awards ceremony took place at AutoZone Park on October 11th.
Central Station Hotel Opens
Commercial Appeal – The Central Station Hotel opened on Tuesday as an ode to Memphis’ musical legacy. After four years of planning, designing, and construction, the century-old train station was converted into a boutique hotel rich with elements from the historic South Main neighborhood. The Curio Collection by Hilton hotel consists of 123 guest rooms and a French brasserie. LRK provided architectural services in association with Bounds and Gillespie Architects, PLLC.
LRK-Designed Vesta Home Wins Best in Show
The 2019 Vesta Home Show features an LRK-designed home, The Ericson, which recently received Best in Show, Best Master Suite, and Best Interior Design (by Cindy McCord Designs). The homes are viewable to the public until Oct. 27th.
Two LRK-Designed Restaurants Featured in Food & Wine
Food & Wine - Global Café and Lucy J’s Bakery, both designed by LRK, are featured in Food & Wine magazine. Located in Crosstown Concourse, the two restaurants, along with Next Door Eatery, are making a name for themselves by supporting refugees, combating homelessness, and helping to fund learning gardens at local schools.
Tate at Tanglewood Featured in Best in American Living Magazine
Best in American Living – Tate at Tanglewood was recently featured in Best in American Living for its ability to meet the many needs of urban dwellers. Designed by LRK, this 431-unit apartment community offers designs that satisfies both modern and traditional tastes. Certified as NAHB Green Bronze, this development offers a broad range of eco-friendly amenities from energy efficient appliances to community courtyards. Located in the Uptown neighborhood of Houston, Tate at Tanglewood is conveniently located to local food and shopping.