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January 23, 2020

Seazen at Rocky Point Receives Gold Best in American Living Award

Best in American Living Awards - ZOM Living’s Seazen Rocky Point received a national award in the Multifamily Development (4-7 stories, for rent) category from the Best in American Living Awards. Winners were announced Wednesday, January 22, 2020 during the annual NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Judges praised Seazen at Rocky Point’s “dog spa, the beautiful view, the details, and the workout room. They noted the hammock row, the wood detail, the tall ceilings, and the shower and bathroom.” LRK provided architectural design for the project. 

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January 22, 2020

Crosstown Among First to Certify with Fitwel® Community

Center for Active Design - The Center for Active Design (CfAD), operator of the Fitwel Certification System, has announced the certification of four trailblazing projects through Fitwel Community, a cutting-edge, evidence-based standard for optimizing holistic health benefits at the neighborhood scale. While nine projects around the country were selected to participate in the Fitwel pilot program, four unique developments—including Crosstown Concourse—emerged as leaders in piloting the Fitwel Community Scorecard to achieve certification.

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January 22, 2020

Seazen at Rocky Point and The McKenzie Recognized at Pillars of the Industry Awards

Pillars of the Industry Awards - Seazen Rocky Point was recognized at the Pillars of the Industry Awards ceremony Tuesday, January 21st at the International Builders’ Show. Seazen Rocky Point was a finalist in the Best Mid-Rise Apartment Community (6 to 9 stories) category. In addition, Streetlights Residential’s The McKenzie won an award for Best Interior Merchandising of a Common Area. Interior design was provided by Waldrop Nichols and Streetlights Creative Studio, while LRK provided architectural services.

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January 20, 2020

Centennial Park District Flourishing in Downtown Atlanta

Atlanta Business Chronicle – The Centennial Park District in downtown Atlanta has undergone major redevelopment over the past decade to create an “amenity-rich place for visitors to land.” The district has expanded its boundaries to include many restaurants and attractions such as the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Georgia World Congress Center. Current projects consist of 4,000 new hotel rooms, bike paths, revamped pedestrian pathways, and apartment buildings, including the LRK-designed Post Centennial Park (438 units).

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January 6, 2020

LRK-Designed Projects Named Building Memphis Finalists

Memphis Business Journal - We're delighted to have been involved with six of the projects that have been named 2020 Building Memphis finalists: Arcade Restaurant, Orion FCU Headquarters, Central Station Hotel, The Commonwealth, The Citizen, and Cooper Street Apartments. An awards reception will be held Feb. 13th at Memphis Botanic Garden to announce the winners.

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January 2, 2020

Parcels at Crosstown Featured as Community of the Week

Best in American Living - The Parcels at Crosstown is featured as one of Best in American Living’s Communities of the Week. The Parcels at Crosstown, the residential component of Crosstown Concourse, comprises more than 300,000 sf and 265 apartments on the seventh through 10th floors. Significant design focus was exerted on infusing light throughout deep floor plates and creating a vibrant, authentic, and equitable community. A Silver Award winner in last year’s design competition, Best in American Living judges commented “This is a big ‘wow!’ The windows are fantastic, and it is very cool how the project team carved out the center of the former Sears distribution center for an atrium.”

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December 16, 2019

LRK Named Top Workplace for Third Year

The Commercial Appeal - LRK is excited to be named to The Commercial Appeal’s list of 2019 Top Workplaces in the small business category. It is LRK’s 3rd 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. “The Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, CEO of Energage. “Our research also shows that these organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.”

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December 13, 2019

Lake District Construction to Commence

Daily Memphian - Gilad Development Inc. has filed for three building permits, signaling construction is about to begin on retail portions of the Lake District development. LRK is providing architectural services for the project which will feature 150,000 square feet of Main Street retail with 396 apartments above, 75,000 square feet of office space, a hotel, two parking garages, restaurants, and a 10-acre lake and trails. In addition, the community will feature age-restricted apartments, lofts, and custom single-family homes on zero-lot lines.

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December 3, 2019

Orion is Taking Big Steps Towards Expansion

Daily Memphian- Orion Federal Credit Union is taking big steps to expand their branch in Memphis and surrounding areas. In preparing for future market growth, Orion plans to expand into Little Rock, renovate existing branches, and build new branches in the Greater Memphis area with LRK providing architectural services for several of these branches. Since its founding in 1957, Orion has become one of the leading credit unions in the Mid-South, and the addition of the Little Rock location in the next three months will bring their total to 12 Mid-South locations.

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December 3, 2019

The Alastair Opens in the Aria Village Development in Sandy Springs

What Now Atlanta- The Alastair has opened as part of Aria Village in Sandy Springs in anticipation of continued growth in the area due to the new Mercedes-Benz USA Headquarters. LRK designed this five-story residential development that provides residents with a variety of amenities such as a two-story fitness facility, pool deck, co-working spaces, dog wash, access to a screen porch or side yard, and 30,000 square feet of nearby retail and restaurants. The Alastair is proximate to the new Mercedes-Benz Headquarters and surrounding hiking trails.

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November 25, 2019

LRK Expands as Memphis, Other Markets See Continued Demand

Daily MemphianWith increasingly positive development interest in Memphis and across our markets, LRK has grown to 140 to in order to best serve our clients.

“It is truly exciting to see robust activity from long-established local developers, from a new generation of emerging developers, as well as interest from out-of-town entities intersecting,” said LRK Principal Tony Pellicciotti. “The new thought processes challenging established wisdom sets the stage for an exciting civic vibrancy.”

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November 21, 2019

LRK-Designed Home Recognized with One of the Best Bonus Rooms by StyleBlueprint

StyleBlueprint -  An LRK-designed private residence at Pickwick Lake was recently featured in StyleBlueprint’s article recognizing the best ‘bonus rooms’ in the Southeast. The residence’s billiards, bar, and media room feature rustic elements such as exposed brick and reclaimed wood and is finished with modern fixtures and clean lines. Cindy McCord, Lead Designer of Cindy McCord Designs stated, “the built-in bar is my favorite feature of this room, because of its warm wood construction and finish, and its convenient location to the billiard area and the media room.”

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November 21, 2019

Artists Selected to Complete Projects for the Memphis Convention Center

UrbanArt Commission - UrbanArt Commission has announced the four artists selected to create public art projects for the renovation of the Memphis Convention Center. The commissions will include a suspended sculpture, two murals, and an interior project. LRK’s Frank Ricks served on the UAC’s artist selection committee. LRK is providing architectural design services for the renovation and expansion of the Convention Center and has been actively involved in the integration of public art within the project.

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November 18, 2019

LRK Welcomes Over a Dozen Employees Across Markets, Promotes Six

LRK is pleased to announce 6 promotions and welcome 14 new employees to its growing staff of over 140 across eight offices. 

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November 15, 2019

The Hill Featured in Shopping Center Business

Shopping Center Business – In the article, “Seizing New Opportunity by Creating an Experiential Nature,” LRK Principals Frank Ricks and Craig Henry describe how The Hill, an outdated 70s shopping center in Dallas, was transformed into a destination development with unique interior and exterior features. The design focuses on layers of recycled materials to create unique facades for each storefront. To connect the interior to the exterior, designers revamped the existing courtyard with new landscaping and outdoor seating. For the final touch, murals were commissioned from local artists on exterior walls to integrate local art culture into the renovation.

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November 14, 2019

Plans for the Pinch District Move Forward

Memphis Business Journal- 18 Main LLC has announced a $1.1 billion project for the Pinch District in downtown Memphis. LRK is enthused that the guiding principles from our 2016 Pinch District Concept Plan are serving as the building blocks for this multi-block project. Consisting of two phases, the project will have a total of 2.8 million square feet available for residential, retail, hotel, and office spaces within multiple skyscrapers. Upon approval of the project, phase one can be expected to be completed in 2023.

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November 5, 2019

Construction Begins on Third Phase of South City

Daily Memphian- The next phases of Foote Park at South City are underway, with phase three expected to be completed in early 2020. This mixed-income community, designed by LRK, has over 700 residential units, including market-rate units, affordable low-income housing tax credit units, and units that will be subsidized with project-based vouchers. Located on the west side of Danny Thomas Boulevard where the old housing project once stood, construction of the final, fourth phase is expected to be completed by June 2021.

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October 29, 2019

Elaine Covin CFO of the Year Finalist

Memphis Business Journal LRK is proud to announce Elaine Covin was named a finalist for 2019 CFO of the Year. Finalists for the award are experts in strategic direction, mitigating risk, and regulatory compliance. Broken into small and large nonprofit or private company categories, the winners were named at an awards breakfast at Hilton Memphis on Tuesday. Founding partner, Frank Ricks, commented “It’s incredibly valuable knowing that Elaine’s got it—always. She’s the rock at LRK.”

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October 28, 2019

Frank Ricks Winner of Downtown Visionary Award

Daily Memphian – LRK is honored to announce Frank Ricks was the recipient of the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Downtown Visionary Award Friday night. This lifetime achievement award was given for Frank’s design involvement in projects that have played a significant role in Downtown Memphis’ redevelopment. Dozens of LRK-designed projects were cited, including AutoZone Park, which Ray Brown, head of the Downtown Memphis Commission, said “changed the trajectory of Downtown.” 

“Frank is probably one of the smartest and most thoughtful urbanists I know,” Brown said. “He understands what a city is about. He understands how they work, what people need and what the whole system, both the environment and the people who use it, is all about.”

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October 25, 2019

LRK-Designed Generation Park Apartments Nearing Completion

Houston Business Journal - Construction is nearing completion on the 255 Assay Street Luxury Apartments with residents scheduled to move in by the end of the year. Located in the 52-acre mixed-use district within Generation Park, a planned community in northeast Houston, the apartments are designed to be true Class A multifamily, appealing to all segments of the area workforce. Amenities include dog parks for large and small dogs, a lap pool, parking garage, business center, resident room with wood-burning fireplace and pool table, multiple outdoor entertaining areas, a fitness center with Peloton bikes, and 17,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor. LRK is serving as the design architect on the project.

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October 24, 2019

Epicenter At Agritopia Pre-Leasing Retail Space

AZBigMedia - Epicenter, the high-end, vertical mixed-use community located in the planned community of Agritopia, is beginning to pre-lease retail space. With a focus on healthy living, Epicenter features 49,000 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurants and apartments on the upper stories. The community offers studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, along with maker’s space for woodworking and crafting and a demonstration kitchen. Epicenter provides multi-generational residents a place to live, dine, and shop in a pedestrian-friendly environment. LRK provided design services for the project.

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October 22, 2019

LRK MBJ Best Places to Work Finalist

Memphis Business JournalLRK is honored to be named a finalist to the Memphis Business Journal’s list of 2019 Best Places to Work. Nominated companies were ranked based on anonymous employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace. The spirited awards ceremony took place at AutoZone Park on October 11th.

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October 21, 2019

Central Station Hotel Opens

Commercial AppealThe Central Station Hotel opened on Tuesday as an ode to Memphis’ musical legacy. After four years of planning, designing, and construction, the century-old train station was converted into a boutique hotel rich with elements from the historic South Main neighborhood. The Curio Collection by Hilton hotel consists of 123 guest rooms and a French brasserie. LRK provided architectural services in association with Bounds and Gillespie Architects, PLLC.

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October 18, 2019

Two LRK-Designed Restaurants Featured in Food & Wine

Food & Wine - Global Café and Lucy J’s Bakery, both designed by LRK, are featured in Food & Wine magazine. Located in Crosstown Concourse, the two restaurants, along with Next Door Eatery, are making a name for themselves by supporting refugees, combating homelessness, and helping to fund learning gardens at local schools.

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October 17, 2019

Tate at Tanglewood Featured in Best in American Living Magazine

Best in American Living – Tate at Tanglewood was recently featured in Best in American Living for its ability to meet the many needs of urban dwellers. Designed by LRK, this 431-unit apartment community offers designs that satisfies both modern and traditional tastes. Certified as NAHB Green Bronze, this development offers a broad range of eco-friendly amenities from energy efficient appliances to community courtyards. Located in the Uptown neighborhood of Houston, Tate at Tanglewood is conveniently located to local food and shopping.

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October 10, 2019

North America's Coolest Streets

Commercial Property Executive - Dallas’ Deep Ellum, home to the Epic and LRK-designed multifamily tower, The Hamilton, and Memphis’ Overton Square were named as two of the coolest streets in North America. The list, put together by Cushman & Wakefield, features 20 streets from around the country. These streets are being guided by the drive towards urban renewal and the movement of millennials wanting to live in more affordable areas. LRK is proud to have played a role in the design of these great places.

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September 27, 2019

Revised Plans for Union Row Unveiled

Daily Memphian – New details for Union Row were released on Thursday.  A revised plan for the $500-million development includes a modified site plan with less retail (47,018 square feet down from 90,000), less parking (1,646 spaces down from 2,200), and one of the two planned office buildings now devoted to a start-up company. Plans also include two hotels, apartments (711 units overall), and ample green space. "This is just kind of extending that Downtown density look and feel further east on Union Avenue," Principal Frank Ricks said. "This is going to make a major difference in the experience of approaching Downtown from the east."

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September 26, 2019

Church Health Relocation Offers Opportunity to Optimize Care Delivery

Healthcare Facilities Today – Church Health was recently featured in an article that focuses on how design optimizes care delivery. When Church Health was preparing to consolidate their multiple offices into a single location at Crosstown Concourse, they worked with LRK to make sure their new facility was planned with flexible spaces that could adapt to changing industry practices. The LRK team met with staff and patients to discover key goals and then continued to observe and test ideas throughout the design process and even after move-in. Also key to the design’s success were understanding the client’s vision and mission and emphasizing transparency throughout the process.

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September 20, 2019

HUD Selects Omaha Choice Neighborhood for $1.3 Million Dollar Grant

September 19th, HUD announced that Omaha’s Southside Terrace–Indian Hills Neighborhood is one of four $1.3 million 2019 Choice Neighborhood grants. LRK is the community planner and urban designer for this 2-year long effort that will engage the neighborhood residents and stakeholders to reimagine a community that was once known as The Magic City.  The neighborhood includes the historic Omaha Stockyards and its population is one of the most diverse in the City, with a mix of Latino, African American, and recent African refugees from across the continent.  LRK will be working with the City, Omaha Housing Authority, Southside Redevelopment Corporation, Heartland Workers Center, Spark CDI, The Simple Foundation, among other non-profit and philanthropy partners to create a plan to improve the quality of life for the residents, physically transform the neighborhood, and provide high-quality, mixed-income housing.

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September 19, 2019

LRK Draws Top Talent to Firm

Momentum - The latest issue of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Momentum magazine features an article, “City’s Reputation as Leader in Adaptive Reuse Movement Draws Top Talent to Architecture Firms,” with multiple quotes from LRK staff. With talent development across LRK’s eight markets being a top priority, the article discusses LRK’s recruitment efforts in Memphis. When it comes to recruiting team members to Memphis, LRK sells the city. The city’s efforts in reinvigorating historic properties and the downtown core are inspirational, and when recruits come and experience not only the Memphis culture, but also their potential for engagement and impact, it’s a huge draw.

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September 17, 2019

South City Grand Opening

WREG - Yesterday, a ribbon cutting marked the grand opening of the first phase of South City with 114 new mixed-income homes on a portion of the site of the former Foote Homes complex. The total number of residences will be 600 townhouse and walk-up apartments in five phases. Former residents of Foote Homes, which was often cited for poor living conditions, crime, and violence, are optimistic that this is the first step in a long-term revitalization strategy. LRK provided planning, urban design, architecture, and interior design services for South City. LRK’s Frank Ricks, Rob Norcross, and project architect Alex Bruce attended the celebration.

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August 27, 2019

Uber to Bring 3,000 Jobs to the Epic in Deep Ellum

Dallas Innovates – Uber is planning a move into an office tower that’s part of the Epic, an eight-acre mixed-use development that includes the LRK-designed high-rise apartments at The Hamilton

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August 27, 2019

LRK Projects Featured in Luxury Travel Magazine

Luxury Travel Magazine ­– Several LRK-designed projects, including the Central Station Hotel, The Arcade, Old Dominick Distillery, Catherine & Mary’s, the National Civil Rights Museum and STAX Museum of American Soul, were named don’t miss spots on Luxury Travel Magazine’s list of places to visit during a 48-hour trip to Memphis.

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August 27, 2019

Highland Avenue Streetscape Improvement Plans Revealed

Daily Memphian – Preliminary designs for a half-mile stretch of Highland Avenue aim to make the area safer for walkers and cyclists and more attractive for everyone. LRK’s Jonathan Flynt presented the plans that create a northern gateway into the University District with traffic-slowing measures, colorful crosswalks, public art, widened sidewalks, and improved lighting and landscaping.

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August 26, 2019

The Arcade Marks Milestone Anniversary

Commercial Appeal – Memphis’ oldest restaurant celebrated its 100th anniversary last week. LRK provided architectural and interior design services for the recent renovation and is proud to have played a part in the continued success of The Arcade.

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August 26, 2019

O'More Designer Show Home Featured in StyleBlueprint

StyleBlueprint - The O'More Designer Show Home was recently featured in the Nashville edition of StyleBlueprint. LRK provided the architectural design for the home and teamed with Jonathan Savage of Savage Interior Design, who provided interior design services. Savage praises the team saying, "The design ability of my office mixed with Looney's talent was a great combination." 

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August 25, 2019

AutoZone Park Celebrates 20 Years in Downtown Memphis

Memphis Magazine ­– Twenty years ago, AutoZone Park opened in Downtown Memphis, beginning the Downtown renaissance. LRK partnered with HOK Sport on the architecture and interior design of the ballpark and provided urban design for the 20-acre Memphis Ballpark District.

“Before AutoZone Park, Downtown was adults-only. There were no activities for children. I remember how pleased I was when I saw flocks of kids headed for the ballpark,” said developer Henry Turley.

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August 23, 2019

LRK Brand Refresh Celebrated Firm-Wide

Memphis Business Journal - On Wednesday, LRK celebrated a firm-wide brand milestone, with local employees gathering at the theater at Crosstown Concourse to celebrate. The event was also simulcast to our seven other offices around the country as a refreshed brand that articulates LRK’s values was unveiled. 

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August 19, 2019

LRK Ranks #2 for LEED Professionals in Memphis

Memphis Business Journal – With 17 LEED professionals in our Memphis office, LRK ranked #2 on the Memphis Business Journal’s list of Memphis-Area LEED Professionals.

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August 19, 2019

Citizen Apartments Outperform Leasing Projections

Daily Memphian – Residents have begun moving in to the second and final phase of The Citizen apartments, located in the heart of Midtown Memphis. Phase I was opened last spring and is currently 100 percent leased. Phase II consists of new, ground-up construction of a four-story apartment building with 10,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor.

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August 19, 2019

Crosstown Concourse Piloting Fitwel Community

Fitwel – Crosstown Concourse is one of nine communities across the U.S. to pilot Fitwel Community, a new standard for optimizing holistic health benefits in neighborhood-scaled projects. Read more.

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August 19, 2019

Memphis Medical District Featured in CNU’s Public Square

CNU – The Congress for the New Urbanism’s Public Square featured the Memphis Medical District’s process of improving the sense of place and economy in surrounding neighborhoods while avoiding displacement. LRK worked with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) to create a Streetscape Improvement Playbook that acts as a guide to making improvement in the public realm throughout the District. 

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July 16, 2019

Hu Hotel Featured in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest - Architectural Digest recently featured the Hu Hotel on a list of 9 historic hotels that have undergone a spectacular upgrade. LRK provided architectural services for the Hu Hotel renovation, while Home Studios provided interior design.

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June 12, 2019

Local Architects Redefining Memphis Area

Memphis Business Journal - A number of LRK-designed projects, including FedEx Logistics' renovation of the Gibson Guitar Factory, the Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation, The Citizen mixed-use development in midtown, and Wiseacre Brewing Company's new downtown facility, are featured in an article about current architectural projects that are helping to redefine Memphis.

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June 11, 2019

LRK Welcomes Nine Architectural Designers & Project Managers Across Markets

LRK has welcomed nine new employees to our growing staff of 128 across eight offices. 

  • Adrienne Bodeen – Memphis; Architect
  • Tyler Broome – Celebration; Project Manager
  • Rogean Cadieux-Smith – Memphis; Project Manager
  • Amanda Eggers – Dallas; Architectural Designer
  • Katie Hunt – Memphis; Architectural Designer
  • Todd Nations – Memphis; Accountant
  • Rudy Salinas – Celebration; Project Manager
  • Ronnie Santos – Dallas; Project Manager
  • Stewart Wild – Memphis; Construction Administrator

“We’re proud to add these colleagues to our deep roster of committed and talented architects and planners,” said LRK founding principal Frank Ricks. Click here to read more about each new hire. 

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June 11, 2019

Central Station Hotel Close to Completion

Daily Memphian - The renovated Central Station Hotel is scheduled to open in September. Guestrooms feature large windows and tall ceilings with spectacular views of downtown, while a 3,500-square-foot hotel restaurant and bar will anchor the ground floor, along with an additional 7,000 square feet of retail. Light-filled interiors feature mid-century modern furniture and an emphasis on the Memphis music scene, while an extensive art collection focuses on the train route stretching from New Orleans to Memphis to Chicago. Architectural services are being provided by LRK in association with Bounds and Gillespie Architects.

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June 6, 2019

Renovation of Orion's New Headquarters Nearing Completion

Daily Memphian - Orion Federal Credit Union is putting the finishing touches on their new headquarters and on Tuesday night board members, friends, and community members gathered at the new space to help celebrate. Orion’s staff of 140 will soon move into the 98-year-old former Wonder Bread factory, which has been renovated to incorporate a sleek modern design and light-filled space set amidst the building’s historic details. Orion’s renovation has also served as a catalyst for the whole Edge District neighborhood. LRK is providing architectural and interior design services for Orion’s historic renovation.

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May 22, 2019

Mixed-Use Clemson Development Planned

Independent Mail - A new $80 million development on Lake Hartwell in Clemson, South Carolina will feature 322 apartments, 14,000 square feet of restaurant space, 8,000 square feet of retail, a parking garage, and boardwalk along the lake. LRK is providing architectural services for the project.

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May 8, 2019

LRK Designing Peabody Avenue Apartments

Memphis Business Journal - An existing two-story, 28-unit apartment building is being renovated and a new three-story, 30-unit multifamily complex is being planned for an adjacent site along Peabody Avenue. LRK is proving architectural services for the project.

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May 6, 2019

The Citizen Offers Mixed-Use Lifestyle

Daily Memphian - Although developers haven't yet announced a ground-floor commercial tenant, residents of The Citizen are already experiencing a mixed-use lifestyle with healthcare, groceries, a bank, and numerous restaurants and cafes nearby. Most of the 98 units in phase one have already been leased and pre-leasing on phase two's 75 units began two weeks ago.

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May 2, 2019

"Memphis’ Oldest Café" Set to Reopen After Renovation and Expansion

Memphis Flyer – The Arcade Restaurant, located in the South Main Arts District, reopens today after undergoing expansion and renovation. LRK provided interior design and architectural services for the popular Memphis restaurant.

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April 29, 2019

Four LRK Projects Make List of USA Today’s “10 reasons you need to visit Memphis”

USA TodayFour LRK projects were featured in an article celebrating 10 must-see places in Memphis. Old Dominick Distillery, Crosstown Concourse, and The National Civil Rights Museum, where LRK served as design architect for the museum expansion, were noted along with the STAX Museum of American Soul in the section highlighting Memphis’ rich music history. LRK is proud to have been a part of these projects with such significance surrounding our headquarter city’s bicentennial celebration.

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April 19, 2019

Three LRK-Designed Restaurants Featured in StyleBlueprint

StyleBlueprint - Three LRK-designed restaurants are featured in StyleBlueprint and the article includes interviews with principal Rebecca Courtney and designer Lauren Ricks about the design of The Gray Canary, Global Café, and Elemento Neapolitan Pizza.

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April 9, 2019

Metropolis Magazine Features Crosstown Concourse as Rudy Bruner Award Finalist

Metropolis - Crosstown Concourse is featured in Metropolis magazine as one of five finalists for the Rudy Bruner Award, a national competition that focuses on urban placemaking excellence.

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April 1, 2019

Crosstown Featured in Multihousing Pro

Multihousing Pro - Multihousing Pro has featured Parcels at Crosstown again, this time as the winner of Community of the Year in the 2018 Pillars of the Industry Awards. One judge noted “This is one of the most amazing mixed-use projects I have ever seen.”

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March 29, 2019

The Citizen Welcomes its First Residents

Memphis Business Journal - The Citizen, the long awaited redevelopment at the corner of Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard, will welcome its first residents over the weekend. Construction on an adjacent mixed-use building is anticipated to be complete in July. LRK provided architectural services for the project.

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March 26, 2019

See Inside Tower Ventures Tennessee Brewery Office Space

Memphis Business Journal Tower Ventures, a national provider of wireless communications structures, recently relocated their operations to the renovated Tennessee Brewery. The project is featured as the first of the Memphis Business Journal's newest occasional feature, "Open Office."

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March 8, 2019

LRK-Designed Home Featured in At Home Memphis & MidSouth

At Home Memphis & MidSouth - An LRK-designed home is featured in the latest issue of At Home Memphis & MidSouth. Inspired by the architecture and color palette of the Gulf Coast community Rosemary Beach, this Germantown home has an inviting street presence, but the layout differs from other homes in the area. Rather than the usual front and rear yard plan, this home opens up to an entertaining courtyard on the northern side and an auto court entrance on the southern side of the home.

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February 12, 2019

LRK to Provide Architectural, Interior Design Services for Gibson Renovation for FedEx Logistics HQ Relocation

Memphis Business Journal - Looney Ricks Kiss is proud to be providing architectural and interior design services for the renovation of the Gibson Guitar Factory for FedEx Logistics’ downtown Memphis headquarters. The project includes converting the 190,000 square-foot building into office space for approximately 660 employees.  

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January 29, 2019

Historic U.S. Marine Hospital Soon To Be Renovated

Daily Memphian - Construction is expected to commence in April or May on the U.S. Marine Hospital renovation. The project consists of three brick buildings: the 75,000-square-foot main hospital and a 15,000-square-foot maintenance structure built in the 1930s and a 4,500-square-foot nurses' quarters built in the 1880s. The buildings will provide 71 multifamily units including studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. In addition to the planned apartment amenities, residents will have easy access to the nearby Metal Museum, Chickasaw Heritage Park, and Crump Park. LRK is providing architectural services for the renovation.

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January 21, 2019

Commercial Construction Soars in Shelby County

Daily Memphian - Principal Victor Buchholz is quoted in this article about the surge in commercial construction across Shelby County. In addition, LRK-designed projects such as The Citizen, the Memphis Cook Convention Center renovation, and Crosstown Concourse are also mentioned.

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January 18, 2019

Memphis Breaks Ground on Convention Center Renovation

Daily Memphian - City leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to kick off the $190 million expansion/renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Upgrades will provide a modern exterior, hotel-quality interior finishes, and new meeting rooms and outdoor seating areas that take advantage of spectacular river views.

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December 24, 2018

ArchDaily Features LRK-Designed 85 Union Renovation

ArchDaily - ArchDaily recently featured the 85 Union renovation in Memphis. Click here to see more about the project.

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December 24, 2018

LRK Designing Creative Spaces in Memphis, Dallas and Philly

Daily Memphian - LRK embraces art as an essential element in building design as evidenced by recent projects such as the Fannie C. Harris Youth Center in Dallas, the Crosstown Arts Theater and Artspace Lofts in Memphis, and most recently Kreate Space in Philadelphia. For Kreate Space, LRK is currently leading the adaptive reuse of a historic school and transforming the structure into studio space for artists and makers. LRK's Eli Storch says their goal is to create a functional welcoming building that won't "compete with the creative community who will bring this space to life."

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