Katherine Martin's Recent Posts:

LRK Welcomes Nine Architectural Designers & Project Managers Across Markets

Posted on June 11, 2019

LRK has welcomed nine new employees to our growing staff of 128 across eight offices.  read more »

Frank Ricks to Speak at National AIA Conference

Posted on June 3, 2019

LRK Principal Frank Ricks will participate on the panel, “Design Snapshots: Award-winning Adaptive Reuse,” this Friday, June 7 at 8 a.m. at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas. Panelists will investigate key characteristics, challenges, client relationships, and innovate techniques and materials used to create their projects. Frank will discuss LRK’s Crosstown Concourse project, which was a recipient of the 2019 AIA Architecture Award. read more »

NCRM Receives Nation's Highest Honor for Museums

Posted on May 9, 2019

Commercial Appeal – The National Civil Rights Museum has been honored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services with a 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation's highest honor for libraries and museums. read more »

"Memphis’ Oldest Café" Set to Reopen After Renovation and Expansion

Posted on May 2, 2019

Memphis Flyer – The Arcade Restaurant, located in the South Main Arts District, reopens today after undergoing expansion and renovation. LRK provided interior design and architectural services for the popular Memphis restaurant. read more »

The Epic Receives Two DBJ Real Estate Awards

Posted on May 1, 2019

Dallas Business Journal – The Epic mixed-use development, which includes the LRK-designed multifamily high-rise The Hamilton, was recently honored with two Best Real Estate Deals Awards from the Dallas Business Journal. The project was the overall winner in the Urban Office category and a finalist in the Mixed-Use Development ... read more »

Four LRK Projects Make List of USA Today’s “10 reasons you need to visit Memphis”

Posted on April 29, 2019

USA Today – Four LRK projects were featured in an article celebrating 10 must-see places in Memphis. Old Dominick Distillery, Crosstown Concourse, and The National Civil Rights Museum, where LRK served as design architect for the museum expansion, were noted along with the STAX Museum of American Soul in the section highlighting Memphis’ rich music history. LRK is proud to have been a part of these projects with such significance surrounding our headquarter city’s bicentennial ... read more »

Mt. Vernon Manor Team Discusses Infill Development Project

Posted on March 29, 2019

Community Design Collaborative – LRK’s Nando Micale and Alex Bruce discuss the design process of Mt. Vernon Manor, the renovation of a long-vacant row home and two adjacent lots into affordable housing and the Community Design Collaborative’s offices and community meeting space, with Michael Thorpe, executive director of Mt. Vernon Manor CDC. read more »

The McKenzie Recognized as First Fitwel Multifamily Development in Texas

Posted on March 27, 2019

Business Wire - The McKenzie, a 22-story, 183-unit traditionally designed high rise located on the eastern edge of Dallas' exclusive Highland Park neighborhood, was recently recognized as the first certified Fitwel multifamily development in Texas, according to the Center for Active Design. Fitwel provides a new standard for the building industry and supports widespread adoption of health-promoting strategies in commercial real estate. The McKenzie was named a Fitwel-certified space due to its location, building access, outdoor spaces, indoor environment, dwellings, shared ... read more »

See Inside Tower Ventures Tennessee Brewery Office Space

Posted on March 26, 2019

Memphis Business Journal - Tower Ventures, a national provider of wireless communications structures, recently relocated their operations to the renovated Tennessee Brewery. The project is featured as the first of the Memphis Business Journal's newest occasional feature, "Open Office." read more »

Tennessee Brewery, Crosstown Theater Honored with Building Memphis Awards

Posted on February 20, 2019

Memphis Business Journal – The redeveloped Tennessee Brewery was named Project of the Year and honored with the Best Renovation Large award at the 7th Annual Building Memphis Awards. Additionally, the Crosstown Arts Theater won an award in the Best New Construction Medium category. The Building Memphis Awards celebrate the top new construction and revitalization projects in the ... read more »