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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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The Flats at Tioga Town Center Winner of NAA Excellence Award

LRK is pleased to announce the Flats at Tioga Town Center recently won a 2022 NAA Excellence Award in the Large Community of the Year category. The Flats at Tioga Town Center complete the town’s mixed-use public square with 12,000 square feet of ground floor retail/restaurants, 144 apartments, and a clubroom with an adjacent outdoor party space and pool building. LRK’s design pulls from Central Florida vernacular architecture, with a brick first floor, clapboard siding above, standing seam metal roofing, and tower elements with spacious balconies. As part of the Town Center, the residents have access to a full-service fitness center and miles of greenways and recreational trails that weave into the neighborhoods of the town. The NAA Excellence Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the rental housing industry.

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Flickinger Highlighted in MBJ Women Who Lead in Green Feature

Memphis Business Journal – This month the Women Who Lead feature is focusing on women who display leadership in green and sustainability initiatives, and LRK’s Krissy Buck Flickinger is highlighted in the issue. Krissy was named a LEED Fellow by the USGBC two years ago, the first LEED Fellow in the Mid-South region. As both an architect and the firm’s sustainability director, she enjoys the “balance of working with older buildings — reusing that embodied energy and making design decisions to help the building’s story live on — and designing new ones that can make the most environmental impact, creating healthy buildings that foster healthy users.” 

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Intergenerational Senior Housing Expected to Start Construction this Summer in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Magazine – Construction is expected to start on the LRK-designed NewCourtland Apartments at Henry Avenue later this summer. NewCourtland, one of Philadelphia’s leading developers of affordable housing, is redeveloping a former psychiatric hospital into a 175-unit, mixed-use, multi-generational apartment building that will offer affordable apartments for seniors as well as market rate apartments. Community amenities, many of which were designed to promote intergenerational mingling, include a community garden, rooftop lounge, dog park, exercise room, ball courts, two guest apartments, community and event space, and maker space.

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Inn at Meadowbrook Named AAA Four-Diamond Hotel

Kansas City Business Journal - LRK is pleased to announce The Inn at Meadowbrook in Prairie Village, Kansas has been named a AAA Four-Diamond Hotel. The Inn at Meadowbrook is a 54-room boutique hotel that features amenities such as a corner breakfast café, a destination restaurant with outdoor courtyard dining, a grand lobby hearth, fitness, and courtyard pool. The inn provides an experience of timeless elegance with updated contemporary touches and conveniences desired by the modern traveler. Congratulations to the Inn at Meadowbrook and VanTrust Real Estate for this honor!

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STAX Museum Finalist for National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has announced 30 finalists for the 2022 National Medal for Museum and Library Service and STAX Museum is among the finalists. The National Medal is the “nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate excellence in service to their communities.” Throughout April and May, those whose lives have been impacted by these museums and libraries are encouraged to share their memories on social media, tagging IMLS. Winners will be announced the first week of June. LRK is proud to have collaborated on the design of the STAX Museum of American Music. It is the only project in Tennessee to be named a finalist.

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