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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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LRK Projects Featured in Retrofit Magazine

retrofit - LRK is honored to have three projects featured in the November-December issue of retrofit magazine that focuses on the 4th annual Metamorphosis Awards. Kreate Hub Philly was recognized as the 3rd place winner in the Adaptive Reuse category, The Commonwealth won Honorable Mention in the Mixed-Use category, and the Renasant Convention Center won 4th place in the Whole Building category.

Jurors commenting on the Renasant Convention Center said, “I gasped at the before-and-after for this project. Projects of this scale are rare and often transformational on a civic scale. Modernization of the envelope is dramatic, and daylighting the concourse/meeting rooms is a highly valuable move toward the psychology of conference participants. The project’s ability to reconnect with the river shows tactful urban design, especially with the remaining interstate adjacency.”

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The Marine Residence Honored with Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award

We are honored to announce The Marine Residence has been selected as the winner of the 2022 Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award, sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH). The award will be announced at SESAH’s annual conference in Memphis on November 4th at an awards luncheon held at the 1927 Kress Building. The SESAH awards committee stated, “the rehabilitation and restoration of this unique structure illustrates your team’s ability to bring an important historic structure back to life through creative problem solving while still maintaining defining historic characteristics.”

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Orion FCU Headquarters Winner of AIA TN Award of Merit

AIA Tennessee presented the Award of Merit in Architecture to Orion Federal Credit Union Headquarters, an adaptive reuse designed by LRK at the 2022 convention. This corporate relocation from the suburbs into an emerging, inner-city neighborhood repurposed an abandoned Wonder Bread factory into a vibrant new headquarters. We are honored!

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LRK Named a MBJ Best Places to Work Finalist

Memphis Business Journal – LRK is honored to be named a finalist on the Memphis Business Journal’s list of 2022 Best Places to Work. Nominated companies are ranked based on anonymous employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace. The awards ceremony will take place at Overton Park Shell on September 13th.

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The Hamilton at The Epic Wins Golden Trowel Award

We’re honored to announce The Hamilton at The Epic in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood received a Golden Trowel Award in the Multifamily Residential category. The Golden Trowel Awards, sponsored by the Texas Masonry Council, recognizes and encourages excellence in all phases of masonry construction.

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The Flats at Tioga Town Center Winner of NAA Excellence Award

LRK is pleased to announce the Flats at Tioga Town Center recently won a 2022 NAA Excellence Award in the Large Community of the Year category. The Flats at Tioga Town Center complete the town’s mixed-use public square with 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail/restaurants, 144 apartments, and a clubroom with an adjacent outdoor party space and pool building. LRK’s design pulls from Central Florida vernacular architecture, with a brick first floor, clapboard siding above, standing seam metal roofing, and tower elements with spacious balconies. As part of the Town Center, the residents have access to a full-service fitness center and miles of greenways and recreational trails that weave into the neighborhoods of the town. The NAA Excellence Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the rental housing industry.

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LRK-Designed Projects Receive Six AIA Memphis Design Awards

LRK is thrilled to announce LRK-designed projects won six 2021 AIA Memphis design awards. Peoples’ Choice Awards, chosen by AIA members and Corporate Partners, were handed out for the first time ever, and LRK swept all three categories. Gray Canary won in the Interiors category, Wiseacre Brewery in the New Construction category, and Tennessee Brewery in the Renovation/Restoration category. Wiseacre Brewery also received a Merit Award, Fossett Paving Co. won a Design Award Citation in the New Construction category, and nexAir Corporate Headquarters received a Design Award Citation in the Interiors category. The AIA Memphis annual awards gala was held Saturday, October 16th at Central Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. We're so grateful for the opportunity to work with wonderful clients and consultants on these amazing projects! 

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Two LRK Projects honored by Tennessee Historical Commission

Tennessee Historic Commission - LRK is pleased to announce that both The Commonwealth and Central Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton have won awards from the Tennessee Historical Commission. The awards, which were presented in May in honor of Preservation Month, recognize exemplary work done to promote historical preservation or the study of history in Tennessee. The Commonwealth, which was first built in 1924 as a Medical Arts building, received a Merit Award. LRK helped renovate and rehabilitate the space to house both office spaces and apartments, as well as retail space on the bottom floor. Central Station Hotel also received a Merit Award. Bounds & Gillespie Architects, in association with LRK, used Historic Tax Credits to rehabilitate the 1914 railroad station into the space that it is today, complete with a restaurant and gathering spaces.

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The Hamilton Named Finalist in D Magazine's Commercial Real Estate Awards Program

D Magazine - The Hamilton at The Epic, a 26-story luxury apartment building in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, has been named a finalist in the Best New Multifamily Project category of D Magazine's ninth annual Commercial Real Estate Awards program. Winners will be announced on April 28. LRK is pleased to have provided architectural services for the project.

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