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Good Grief Center Expands

Daily Memphian – The Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief is initiating a $2.1 million expansion to their Collierville campus to help address the growing demand for counseling services due to COVID-related deaths. A new 4,600-square-foot cottage will include a large gathering space, catering kitchen, individual counseling rooms, and an outdoor gathering area designed specifically to accommodate counseling services in a group or camp format. LRK is providing architectural services for the cottage.   
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New LRK-designed Mixed-Use Project Coming to North Philadelphia

Rising Real Estate – LRK’s design for a new, six-story, 127-unit mixed-use project in the rapidly growing Kensington neighborhood in North Philadelphia was featured by Rising Real-Estate, which covers Philadelphia real estate development news. The project will include 6,080 square feet of artist studios, 28 parking spaces, 54 bicycle stalls, a roof deck, and a gym.

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The Hamilton Named Finalist in D Magazine's Commercial Real Estate Awards Program

D Magazine - The Hamilton at The Epic, a 26-story luxury apartment building in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas, has been named a finalist in the Best New Multifamily Project category of D Magazine's ninth annual Commercial Real Estate Awards program. Winners will be announced on April 28. LRK is pleased to have provided architectural services for the project.

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Ground-Breaking Held for Huntsville's Metronome Apartments

Huntsville Business Journal - A ground-breaking ceremony was held earlier this week for the five-story Metronome apartments, located in the heart of Huntsville’s MidCity District. The 296-unit multifamily community will also feature retail, restaurants, and fitness on the ground-floor. “The MidCity District appeals to the socially active community — it’s a place where people can walk to parks with their kids and dogs, shop Trader Joe’s for groceries, explore new restaurants and bars and engage in entertainment options like the Huntsville Amphitheater and Topgolf,” said Max Grelier, co-founder of RCP Companies, the developer. LRK is providing architectural services for the project.
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Orleans Station to Bring Residents, New Retail to Medical District

Daily Memphian - Orleans Station, a 10.2-acre mixed-use redevelopment in downtown Memphis’s Medical District, received approval from the State Building Commission earlier this week. Featuring 372 apartments, 16,000 square feet of retail, and a central plaza, the development is planned to bring hundreds of new residents to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus and re-energize the Medical District. LRK, who is providing architectural and planning services for the project, took design inspiration from older buildings on the UTHSC campus and nearby Victorian Village. Construction is expected to be complete in August 2023.
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BD+C's The Weekly Features Central Station Hotel

BD+C’s The Weekly – BD+C editor Rob Cassidy recently chatted with developer McLean Wilson, LRK’s Jonathan Smith, Danny Bounds of Bounds & Gillespie Architects, and Dave Green with Robbins & Morton, the general contractor, about the award-winning Central Station Hotel. Check out the March 4th episode of The Weekly.
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Experiential Retail Adjusts for a Post-COVID Comeback

REBusinessOnline - The LRK-designed renovation of The Hill shopping center is featured in the February issue of Shopping Center Business magazine, along with quotes from Principal Craig Henry. The article explores how experiential retail has responded to the pandemic and how design will continue to shift to be reflective of a post-COVID world. Henry “envisions large outdoor spaces being divided up to offer smaller, more intimate opportunities for socializing. If done correctly, each space would offer its own aesthetic and experience. Visitors are likely to discover a different space each time they visit and will want to come back for continued exploring. These spaces are intimate and not crowded, as smaller grouped areas may be preferable in the future.”
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LRK Named a Top Residential Architect in Memphis

Home Builder Digest - LRK is honored to be featured in Home Builder Digest as one of Memphis’s best residential architects. LRK has a 35-year history of designing memorable homes. Each home has distinctive architectural detailing, engaging forms and proportions, and appropriate materials, all carefully crafted to blend with the setting.
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Central Station Hotel Featured in BD+C Magazine

BD+C – Central Station Hotel was recently featured in BD+C magazine as a Bronze Reconstruction Award winner. The hotel is situated within the renovated Central Station building, a 103-year-old, operational train station located in downtown Memphis. The spaces were designed and curated to ensure its uniqueness would stand out against the rest of the hotels in the Memphis area and even in the nation. “A great anchor in a revitalizing historic district,” said juror Suzanne Germann, of Landmarks Illinois. “Reused many of the original elements, and overcame challenges of working in an active train station.”
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MBJ Economic Outlook Panelists Optimistic about the Future

Memphis Business Journal - The main takeaway from a recent Economic Outlook Panel hosted by the Memphis Business Journal is that panelists are optimistic about the future, citing the resiliency of Memphis and how Mid-Southerners have come together during the pandemic. LRK’s Frank Ricks spoke about how COVID has affected the design community and stated that it has prompted new concerns about how people can gather safely, but that need has not gone way. “As humans, we desire to be together,” Ricks said. “Part of our job is to figure out how to design places for people to gather and build community.”
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