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At Last, A College Town Center for Notre Dame

Posted on November 23, 2015

Professional Builder Magazine - The November cover story, "Mixed Use Revitalizes Urban Areas," shows examples of revitalization around the country, including LRK project Eddy Street Commons, at the gateway to the University of Notre Dame. LRK principals, Victor Buchholz and Frank Ricks, explain more about the design approach in this article. Read ... read more »

The Shops of Saddle Creek Expansion Announces New High-End Retail Tenants

Posted on November 9, 2015

The Commercial Appeal - The Shops of Saddle Creek expansion has announced 7 new nationally-known tenants including Apple, Vom Fass, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill, Select Comfort, Lily Rain, Soft Surroundings, and Kendra Scott Jewelry, which just opened for business today. They join major brand Michael Kors, which opened this past summer. LRK provided architectural services for the retail expansion - 140,000 square feet of shopping and dining venues set in a walkable pedestrian-oriented landscape with a timeless blend of contemporary and transitional architecture, all within the City ... read more »

New Plans to Revive the Hickman Building

Posted on November 3, 2015

Memphis Daily News - New owners, Walk-Off Properties LLC, have purchased the long-vacant building on the corner of Madison and N. Fourth Street for a mixed-use redevelopment. In the article, LRK principals, Rob Norcross and Frank Ricks, talk about the plans for redeveloping the Hickman Building and adjacent garage. Ground floor retail, office, and residential is currently being studied as the mix of building uses. Read ... read more »

LRK Projects Receive 3 Building Memphis Awards Including Project of the Year

Posted on March 5, 2015

Memphis Business Journal - The 3rd annual Building Memphis Awards continues to honor Memphis projects and the people who make each built project a reality. LRK is honored to be a part of the project teams of 4 nominated projects and 2 winning projects. Read more. read more »

Crosstown Groundbreaking - Breaking New Ground

Posted on February 24, 2015

The Daily News - The Crosstown redevelopment project reached a ceremonial milestone as it officially broke ground this past Saturday. read more »

Central Library Breaks Ground for Teen Lab Space and Unveils New Name

Posted on February 19, 2015

The Daily News – On February 4, the Central Library held a groundbreaking for their new state-of-the-art learning lab for teens. Rebecca Courtney, principal in charge of interiors at LRK, worked with Margaret Sullivan of Margaret Sullivan Studio, “leading designer of teen spaces in libraries,” to design the teen lab space. Read more. read more »

Carson Looney to Speak at Seaside Prize Event

Posted on February 18, 2015

“Neighborhood Challenges for a Re-Urbanizing Nation” is the theme for this year’s Seaside Prize Housing Symposium being held this weekend from February 20-22. The four-part symposia is led by 2015 Seaside Prize winners Todd Zimmerman and Laurie Volk, champions of New Urbanism. read more »

LRK Show Home Receives 2 Memphis Magazine Home Design Awards

Posted on January 12, 2015

In the inaugural Memphis Magazine Home Design Awards, an LRK show home received awards in two categories – Traditional Kitchen and Dining Room. The home located in Germantown, Tennessee was part of the 2013 Vesta Home Show custom built by David Clark Construction.  Click for photos and for more on the article. read more »

Main to Main Construction Begins

Posted on January 20, 2014

The Main Street to Main Street Multi-Modal Connector Project begins construction on the first of five segments - the North Main segment from Henry Avenue to Keel Avenue in Uptown. When all five segments are complete, the improvements will connect Uptown across Harahan Bridge to West Memphis making a path that is both pedestrian and bike friendly. To read more about the project or to keep up with the construction progress, go to read more »

A Look at the Chisca Hotel Design

Posted on January 10, 2014

Memphis Business Journal - Remediation and renovations have begun, converting the historic Hotel Chisca into a 159-unit apartment building with ground floor commercial space. With an expected 18 months for completion, here's a look at the proposed design drawings and ... read more »