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LRK’s Danielle Lake Assists With Developing Transit Friendly Planning Guide

LRK’s Danielle Lake has been working as a member of a consultant team since 2019 to develop Transit Friendly Planning: A Guide for New Jersey Communities. The guide is a resource for municipalities, planners, and community members to advocate, promote, and implement improved mobility and access to transit throughout New Jersey. Danielle recently participated in a webinar promoting the new Transit Friendly Planning guide. Excellent work, Danielle!

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LRK Wins Three Best in American Living Design Awards

LRK is thrilled to announce three LRK-designed projects won Best in American Living Awards (BALA) last week. The Alastair at Aria Village, located in Atlanta, won a Platinum award in the Multifamily Development 4-7 Stories, For Rent category. The Pecan Square Amenity Building in Northlake, Texas won a Platinum Award in the Community Facility category and the Gates on Greenleaf Townhomes in Shreveport, Louisiana won a Gold award in the Attached Homes/Townhomes, Built for Sale category. BALA winners exemplify the best of the best in national design trends, and the awards were announced at a ceremony held in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando on Feb. 9th

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LRK’s Rogean Cadieux-Smith Guest Speaker on the Future of our Work Environment

Rogean Cadieux-Smith will be a guest speaker today in a discussion about what the world, our communities, and offices will look like as we navigate the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sponsored by the Bass River Global Institute, this presentation is part of The Future in Focus Conversation Series. Please join the discussion by registering here.

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Resort-style Development at Colonial Country Club

Daily Memphian – The Legacy at Colonial, a mixed-use neighborhood adjoining Colonial Country Club in Cordova, Tennessee, is moving forward. The largest project of its kind since Harbor Town, the 170-acre development will include residential, senior living, office, retail, and a hotel. Construction will begin in fall 2022, and less than half of the first phase’s 50 lots are still available. “We are pleased to see this project underway and for the development of a dense, walkable neighborhood that is consistent with the Memphis 3.0 Land Use Plan,” said Doug McGowan, chief operating officer for the city of Memphis. LRK is responsible for the master plan and will serve as town architect, guiding implementation of the neighborhood plan and open spaces.

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LRK’s Rebecca Courtney Featured in MBJ’s Women Who Lead Issue

Memphis Business Journal - Debuting in 2021, Women Who Lead is a monthly feature highlighting industry leaders in banking, biosciences, construction, law, medical devices, residential real estate, and technology, among others. Architecture is the focus this month, and LRK’s Rebecca Courtney is one of 10 women to be featured. Rebecca says her greatest achievement “is lighting a path for the talented, creative women in our firm, so they each might shine their own light and make the path more perfectly their own. I hope they will go a little further, rise a little higher, and bring others along as well, because of where we’ve been together. They are wise, fun, and wonderful, and their varied perspectives bring such skill and compassion to our work.” We are proud to have you on the LRK team, Rebecca. Congratulations!

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LRK's Kelsey Ross Recognized as a Fitwel Ambassador

Fitwel is the world's leading certification system committed to building health for all. Informed by ongoing research, Fitwel’s vision of strengthening health and well-being takes form through targeted site, building, and facility programs across all sectors. Ambassadors are leaders in Fitwel’s healthy building movement and are well-versed in the evidence-based connection between design and health, actively integrating Fitwel strategies within their projects. Kelsey joins a cadre of other Fitwel ambassadors located throughout LRK’s eight offices. Congratulations, Kelsey!

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Princeton Junction Mixed-Use Community Receives Site Plan Approval

ROI-NJW Squared, the $350 million, mixed-use community located adjacent the Princeton Junction train station, recently received site plan approval by the West Windsor planning board. Led by AvalonBay, the walkable community will provide 868 residential units, including apartment homes, assisted living units, townhomes, and condominiums, as well as civic space such as a pavilion for public events and an interactive play area for children. A vacant office complex will also be renovated into a multimodal transportation hub with 21,300 square feet of commercial and restaurant space. “Residents have waited for many years for the redevelopment of this site near the Princeton Junction train station,” West Windsor Mayor Hemant Marathe said. “The mix of housing types and retail makes this project unique. This development will make an area that is currently underutilized and run down vibrant once again.” Site work has already begun, and in 2023 vertical construction will commence. LRK provided master planning, design guidelines, and architectural services for the community.

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New Mixed-Use Development in the Heart of Norristown

Philadelphia Business Journal - Philadelphia-based MM Partners is planning a $31 million apartment community for the heart of Norristown, Pennsylvania. With hopes of spurring additional revitalization in the area, the seven-story building will contain 111 market-rate apartments and 12,000 square feet of commercial space at the intersection of Main and DeKalb Street. “Norristown is a great opportunity,” Joe Zimatore, a partner at MM Partners said. “From a location standpoint, you can’t get a better location. It’s proximity to King of Prussia, Conshohocken and even Philadelphia. It’s close to SEPTA. It’s next to a distillery and the county buildings.” LRK will be providing architecture and interior design services for the project and construction is expected to commence in 2023.

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Orleans Station Featured in CNU’s Public Square

Public SquareOrleans Station was recently featured in the CNU’s journal, Public Square. Located in the Memphis Medical District, the project by local developer, Henry Turley, introduces mixed-use spaces, including 372 multifamily residences and 16,000 square feet of retail to improve the district’s quality of life. Author Robert Steuteville notes one of the project's key aspects is a tree-lined multi-use parking lot that will serve the commercial tenants, but also become a park-like public space for events like food trucks. LRK is the architect for Orleans Station.

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Best in American Living Award Winning Projects

We’re pleased to announce that two LRK-designed projects have won Best in American Living Awards. The Alastair at Aria Village won an award in the Multifamily Development 4-7 Stories, For Rent category and the Pecan Square Amenity Building won in the Community Facility category. The rankings of Platinum, Gold, and Silver and Best in Region will be announced at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando on Feb. 9th. We’re honored to be a part of these amazing project teams.

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