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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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Three LRK-Designed Projects Win Metamorphosis Awards

retrofit – Three LRK-designed projects have won 2022 Metamorphosis Awards. Kreate Hub Philly won 3rd place in the Adaptive Reuse category, the Renasant Convention Center won 4th place in the Whole Building category, and The Commonwealth received an Honorable Mention in the Mixed-Use category. Winners will be featured in the November-December issue of retrofit magazine. Projects are recognized for outstanding work retrofitting commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.

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LRK Ranked #1 Firm for LEED Professionals by MBJ

Memphis Business Journal - Once again, the Memphis Business Journal has ranked LRK number #1 for having the most LEED professionals of any local company. The MBJ’s annual green-focused issue focuses on the latest trends in the design and construction industry and features LRK’s director of sustainability, Krissy Buck Flickinger. “Buildings that combine sustainable design (to conserve our resources); resilient design (to protect us from unpredictable events); and active design (to keep us healthy and continuously evolving for the better) have become a trend in Memphis and beyond," said Flickinger.
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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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LRK Nationally Ranked by Engineering News Record for Mixed-Use Work

In addition to being ranked #476 in Engineering New Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms list, the firm was listed #20 in the Mixed-Use category of ENR’s Sourcebook Market Guide.  The Top 500 Design Firms Sourcebook ranks U.S.-based firms in almost 60 separate market and submarket sectors.  These lists allow design firms to demonstrate activity in particular areas of expertise.

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