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.
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.
BD+C - Central Station Hotel as recently honored with a Bronze Reconstruction Award by BD+C magazine. The winners were announced in the December issue of BD+C and projects will be featured on BDCnetwork throughout December and January. LRK provided architectural design for the hotel in association with Bounds & Gillespie.
The Commercial Appeal - LRK has been named to The Commercial Appeal’s list of 2020 Top Workplaces in the small business category. It is LRK’s 4th year in a row to be honored! The Commercial Appeal partners with Energage, an employee research and culture technology firm, to determine Memphis’ top workplaces based solely on employee survey feedback. In an unprecedented year, when the pandemic has forced companies of all sizes to pivot and redefine the workplace, LRK is deeply honored and humbled to be recognized.
LRK is pleased to announce their Philadelphia office was recognized by AIA Pennsylvania as one of the 2020 AIA Firms Fostering Emerging Professionals. Firms were recognized for their dedication to the development of emerging professionals during AIA Pennsylvania’s Architectural Excellence Broadcast on Thursday, November 19th. LRK Philadelphia also received the AIA Firms Fostering Emerging Professionals award in 2017.
LRK is pleased to announce The Citizen won a Silver Multi-Housing News Excellence Award in the Best Adaptive Reuse Category. Awards were announced during an online ceremony at the conclusion of the CPE-MHN 2020 Summit on November 5th. The 14th annual Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards recognize the multifamily industry’s top projects, transactions, and people in 25 categories.
Retrofit magazine has published the winners of the 2020 Metamorphosis awards, including features on The Hill Shopping Center and Orion Federal Credit Union Headquarters. The Hill received an Honorable mention in the Exterior category of Retrofit’s Metamorphosis awards, while Orion Federal Credit Union Headquarters won an Honorable Mention in the Transformation category.
The Hill, a 1970’s shopping center, lacked good visibility and people tended to go only if they had a specific tenant to visit. LRK’s design helped meet the developer’s goal of creating a shopping center destination, while saving the cost of new construction.
LRK was charged with repurposing an abandoned Wonder Bread factory into the new headquarters for Orion Federal Credit Union, while also creating a work atmosphere that was so compelling employees would be enthusiastic about their relocation from the suburbs to downtown Memphis. Now providing Class A office space for more than 225 employees, the structure creatively reuses parts of the existing factory complex, while delivering an open, collaborative office environment with visual connections to downtown.