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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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Frank Ricks Speaker at Commercial Real Estate Seminar

Daily Memphian - Frank Ricks will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at the Daily Memphian’s annual Commercial Real Estate Seminar at the Botanic Gardens. Ricks will talk about how mixed-use and “live, work and play” designs connect the city and neighboring communities. He will also be joined by Brand Cook of CBRE, Tim Mashburn of Colliers, and Jon Aur of Jones Aur to discuss current office, industrial and retail sector trends. To register for the seminar, visit the seminar’s event page.

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Harvest Amenity Buildings Win BALA Award

LRK is pleased to announce the Harvest Phase II Amenity Buildings have won a 2022 Best in American Living award in the Community Facility, 1000+ Units: Community category. Winners will be celebrated, and award levels announced at the Best in American Living Awards ceremony, held during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas on February 1, 2023.

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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-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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Construction Begins at 1901 East York Street

LRK’s Philadelphia studio joined team members from the 1901 East York Street mixed-use project in breaking ground yesterday. Designed to reference the neighborhood’s 19th Century industrial heritage, the project will provide 127 new apartments and 6,000 square feet of artist-industrial space.

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Tony Pellicciotti Presents at ULI Europe Conference

LRK’s Tony Pellicciotti recently presented Crosstown Concourse at a Creative Placemaking Session for the ULI Europe 2021 Conference. Crosstown was the only US project to be presented. The conference was held virtually on Feb. 1, and it included the presentation of a white paper by ULI members from Copenhagen, a panel discussion featuring global case studies from Denmark, UK, US (Crosstown Concourse), and Asia, and a facilitated discussion with attendees.
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MBJ Economic Outlook Panelists Optimistic about the Future

Memphis Business Journal - The main takeaway from a recent Economic Outlook Panel hosted by the Memphis Business Journal is that panelists are optimistic about the future, citing the resiliency of Memphis and how Mid-Southerners have come together during the pandemic. LRK’s Frank Ricks spoke about how COVID has affected the design community and stated that it has prompted new concerns about how people can gather safely, but that need has not gone way. “As humans, we desire to be together,” Ricks said. “Part of our job is to figure out how to design places for people to gather and build community.”
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Frank Ricks Participant in MBJ's Tennessee Economic Outlook 2021 Panel

LRK’s Frank Ricks is serving as a panelist for the Memphis Business Journal’s Tennessee Economic Outlook for 2021 being held virtually this Friday, January 22, at 9:00 a.m. The event will cover topics such as hiring, growth, investments, and what recovery in the local economy may look like in 2021. The event is presented/moderated by Bo Allen, Regional President for First Horizon’s West TN, AR, and North MS regions, and other panelists include Reginald Coopwood, President & CEO of Regional One Health and Caren Nichol, Member of Evans Petree’s Property Tax Group. 
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Little Bettie Opens in Wiseacre Brewery

Daily Memphian - Little Bettie, the long-awaited pizza eatery by restaurant veterans Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, opened last week in the new downtown Wiseacre Brewery. Jennifer Biggs of the Daily Memphian writes that “the space, first of all, is massive and impressive. A wall of windows stretches along the front, and inside, the ceiling in the tap room soars 40-plus feet. Port holes along one wall allow a clear view into the room where the magic happens, where the beer is brewed in big stainless vats.” LRK provided design services for Wiseacre Brewery.


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