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STAX Museum of American Soul Music

Memphis, TN

Based on old photos and interviews, LRK designed a replica of the STAX Records Building (formerly Capitol Theater) as a new museum at the legendary intersection of McLemore Avenue and College Street. A re-created Studio A, interactive exhibitions, memorabilia and musical archives vividly recount the story of American soul music. The STAX Music Academy is located next door and together the two cultural icons serve as anchors in the economic revitalization of the historic neighborhood.


USA Today’s 10 Best Musical Attractions in the World

  • Winner

AIA Memphis

  • Award of Merit New Construction

Buildings New Construction Awards

  • Honorable Mention - Specialty Places Category

Building Design & Construction 7thAnnualBuilding Team of the Year Awards

  • Merit Award Institutional

National Commercial Builders Council Awards of Excellence

  • Project of the Year - Division IV Institutional Category

MemphisHeritage andMemphisLandmarks Commission Preservation Awards

  • New Construction Award


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