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Stena Center for Financial Technology

ABC4-The University of Utah is partnering with the Stena Foundation in creating a new entrepreneurial center called the Stena Center for Financial Technology. The new center will merge different colleges across the University’s campus to assemble and create new programs that focus on financial technology. Along with this, the center is launching a fintechX studio, where venture capital funds will be available to qualifying students
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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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Kemmons Wilson Companies Corporate Headquarters Wins AIA People’s Choice Award

LRK is pleased to announce the Kemmons Wilson Companies Corporate Headquarters has been recognized with an AIA Memphis People's Choice award. With the goal of moving their company to the city core, Kemmons Wilson Companies recently renovated a downtown historic warehouse for their new headquarters, and LRK provided architectural services for the transformation. The project was recognized at the annual AIA Memphis Celebration of Architecture awards gala, held December 3rd at the CIV::Center for Architecture + Design. Victor Buchholz was also honored with the AIA Memphis Past President’s award.

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Memphis and LRK-Designed Projects Featured in Conde Nast Traveler

Conde Nast Traveler’s list of 23 best places to go in the world in 2023 features Memphis, including two LRK-designed projects, The Walk and Cameo. Memphis is one of only two places located in the United States mentioned on the list!

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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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Construction Underway at 1901-19 East York

Philly YIMBY - Construction is well underway at LRK-designed 1901-19 East York in Philadelphia. The six-story, 127-unit community will offer ground-floor artist studios, a green roof, 27 parking spaces, balconies, and spectacular skyline views. 1901-19 East York is part of a resurgence of mixed-use developments, helping to revitalize a neighborhood that hasn’t seen growth in decades.

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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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Residences at La Cantera Featured in Urban Land Magazine

Urban Land - The LRK-designed project, Residences at La Cantera, was recently featured in Urban Land magazine in the article, “The Worth of Water: Becoming Water Wise in an Era of Scarcity.” With water scarcity, population growth, and water quality issues greatly affecting real estate markets and affordability, developers and land use professionals have an increasingly significant role to play in promoting water conservation, efficiency, and reuse. The Residences at La Cantera in San Antonio features a drought-tolerant landscaping strategy centered around the community’s 1.5-acre park. Native and drought-tolerant plants were installed and mulched landscape beds at least four inches deep help retain moisture. Roof runoff and air conditioning condensate are collected in a 10,000-gallon cistern and the accumulated water is used to irrigate the park and renew pond water. The owner estimates this approach provides an annual savings of $8,840 in water costs and $500,000 added asset value in addition to helping protect future water supplies.

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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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LRK Ranked #18 Nationally for Multifamily Architecture Firms

Building Design+Construction – LRK is listed number 18 on the list of top 155 Apartment and Condominium Architecture Firms in Building Design+Construction’s 2022 Giants 400 Report. For the past 46 years, Building Design+Construction's Giants 400 Report ranks the largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. The final report includes more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and specialty categories.   

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