LRK's Krissy Buck Flickinger Becomes Memphis' First NGBS Green Verifier
LRK Associate Krissy Buck Flickinger recently became the Memphis area’s only NGBS Green Verifier. NGBS Green Verifiers serve as independent, in-field representatives of Home Innovation Research Lab's National Green Building Standard, a green building certification program. Verifiers work with builder/developer/remodeler/architect clients to guide them through the certification process and perform rough and final inspections of the projects seeking certification.
Since her certification, Krissy’s qualifications resulted in her being hired as the third-party Green Verifier for the construction of a prominent midrise residential development in Memphis.
The Hamilton Named Finalist for Dallas Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deals
Dallas Business Journal – The Hamilton has been named a finalist for Dallas Business Journal's Best Real Estate Deals of 2020 in the Urban Multifamily category. LRK is honored to be a member of the project team. Winners will be announced virtually on September 22nd and 23rd.
Union Row Rebranded as The Walk on Union
Daily Memphian - Union Row, the redevelopment of a 29-acre blighted section of downtown Memphis, has been rebranded as The Walk on Union, reflective of its vison to create a walkable urban community. Developer Kevin Adams said of the location, “We’ve got so many great things people do. You don’t have to get in your car, from the park on the river, to the (AutoZone Park) baseball field, to the FedExForum and everything else we have.” The first $741 million phase of the mixed-use project will comprise 75,270 square feet of retail, 1,168 apartments, 403,544 square feet of offices, including high tech innovation labs, four hotels totaling 575 guest rooms, structured parking for 2,841 spaces, and a park or green space. Construction is set to start first quarter of 2021.
Church Health Featured in Healthcare Construction + Operations
Healthcare Construction + Operations – Church Health was recently featured in the article, “Patient-Focused Design Turns Former Distribution Center into Healthcare Village.” The article focuses on the challenges and solutions of consolidating 13 separate Church Health facilities under one roof at the historic Crosstown building, creating a patient-centered, welcoming environment that promotes wellness, and improving staff efficiency and communication.
LRK Tops List of Memphis-Area LEED Professionals
Memphis Business Journal – LRK ranks highest on the MBJ’s list of LEED accredited professionals with 16 local employees, highlighting our commitment and responsibility to serve our communities and our clients by delivering quality designs that meet both environmental and budgetary goals, but also create a sense of place and meaning for those who experience them.
First Look Inside the Hamilton at The Epic
D Magazine – The first tenants of The Hamilton at The Epic in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas began moving in earlier this year. LRK was the architect for the 26-story luxury high-rise that includes 310 units, 11,000 sf of shared amenities, and 23,000 sf of retail. Check out new images of the project here.
The Market at Meadowbrook Opens for Business
Kansas City Business Journal – The Kansas City Business Journal offers a peek inside the Market at Meadowbrook in the recently opened Inn at Meadowbrook. Located within 136-acre master planned Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village, Kansas, LRK provided architectural and interior design services for both the Market, Verbena Restaurant, and the Inn at Meadowbrook as well as planning for the entire Meadowbrook Park development.
Architects Cope with COVID-19 Implications
While the world tries to find a semblance of “normal,” many architects are searching for ways to stay productive, maintain and establish new relationships, and help the communities where we live, work, and (used to) play. In this climate, we must reconsider our role as a bystander and leverage the broad array of tools that we, as designers, are able to offer. LRK Associate Alex Bruce shares his thoughts on how the profession will cope in a post-COVID environment.
Wiseacre's New Brewery is a Whimsical Hi-Tech Wonder
Memphis Flyer – The Memphis Flyer offers an inside glimpse at the progress within Wiseacre’s new downtown brewery. With a planned opening later this summer (if certain COVID-19 restrictions are lifted), Wiseacre’s state-of-the-art facility is both whimsical and high tech and a “dream-come-true” for co-founders Davin Bartosch and Kellan Bartosch. LRK is pleased to have provided architectural and interior design services for the brewery.
A South Bluffs Home with Stunning River Views
StyleBlueprint – Located in South Bluffs, this LRK-designed home employs a simple, clean design that complements its stunning Mississippi River views. An abundance of glass windows and doors allows the indoor and outdoor spaces to merge. Great care was taken to balance the beautiful amount of natural light with the need for privacy and the ability to withstand the harsh afternoon sun. Principal Carson Looney designed the first home in South Bluffs over 25 years ago and now with the completion of this home, the last in the neighborhood. Looney says, “It was neat to do the first home (and many more over the years), as well as the last.”