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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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Tony Pellicciotti Presents at ULI Europe Conference

LRK’s Tony Pellicciotti recently presented Crosstown Concourse at a Creative Placemaking Session for the ULI Europe 2021 Conference. Crosstown was the only US project to be presented. The conference was held virtually on Feb. 1, and it included the presentation of a white paper by ULI members from Copenhagen, a panel discussion featuring global case studies from Denmark, UK, US (Crosstown Concourse), and Asia, and a facilitated discussion with attendees.
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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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Seven More Tenants Sign on at Agritopia’s Epicenter

Community Impact Newspaper - Epicenter, the town center in the mixed-use community of Agritopia, announced seven additional retail tenants when it opens in fall of 2021. Designed as a walkable development, Agritopia features a farm, community garden, single-family residential homes, a senior living community, a private school, restaurant, coffee shop, and maker space for local crafters. LRK was commissioned to design the last piece of the puzzle, Epicenter, a true urban town center for the community. Epicenter will feature 50,000 square feet of ground floor retail with 320 high-end apartments located above.
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LRK Featured as Top Retail Architect in Memphis

GC Magazine – LRK is featured in GC Magazine as one of Memphis’s top retail architects along with Curb Market, a project designed by LRK and associate architect Peter Culley. Located in mixed-use Crosstown Concourse, Curb Market is a boutique grocery store focusing on locally-sourced, healthy foods. The article states that, “Curb Market was designed to cater to this diverse community and at the same time, aesthetically align its interiors with the vision of the store to make use of natural, eco-friendly materials.“
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The Hamilton at The Epic Named Finalist in D CEO’s Commercial Real Estate Awards

D CEO – The Hamilton has been named a finalist in D CEO’s 2021 Commercial Real Estate Awards in the Projects and Deals category. All finalists will be featured in the April issue of D CEO and winners will be celebrated at a ceremony later this spring. Finalists are representative of real estate transactions that have had a large impact on their neighborhoods and sectors.  
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Evesham Planning Board Endorses a Vision Plan for Downtown Marlton

70 and 73 – LRK Associate Chris Cosenza presented the Evesham Township Downtown Vision Plan at last week's Township Planning Board hearing. The board voted 9-0 to adopt the Vision Plan to be a sub-plan of the Master Plan. Board chairperson Alicia Marrone said, "it's really a wonderful guiding document."

Cosenza noted the goal of the plan is to make historic Marlton Village more vibrant, with civic gathering places and improved connectivity, and an inviting mix of shops, restaurants, and services along a more pedestrian-friendly streetscape.

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Frank Ricks Participant in MBJ's Tennessee Economic Outlook 2021 Panel

LRK’s Frank Ricks is serving as a panelist for the Memphis Business Journal’s Tennessee Economic Outlook for 2021 being held virtually this Friday, January 22, at 9:00 a.m. The event will cover topics such as hiring, growth, investments, and what recovery in the local economy may look like in 2021. The event is presented/moderated by Bo Allen, Regional President for First Horizon’s West TN, AR, and North MS regions, and other panelists include Reginald Coopwood, President & CEO of Regional One Health and Caren Nichol, Member of Evans Petree’s Property Tax Group. 
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Dockside Clemson Secures Financing

Multi-Housing News – Dockside Clemson, a student housing project in Clemson, South Carolina, has received financing. Located along Tiger Boulevard and Lake Hartwell, the development is situated a mile from Clemson University and offers studio, one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units. Along with lake-front views and dock access, the community will feature ground-floor retail, a fitness center, swimming pool, and tech lounge. LRK provided planning services for the development.

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Central Station Hotel Wins BD+C Reconstruction Award

BD+C - Central Station Hotel as recently honored with a Bronze Reconstruction Award by BD+C magazine. The winners were announced in the December issue of BD+C and projects will be featured on BDCnetwork throughout December and January. LRK provided architectural design for the hotel in association with Bounds & Gillespie.

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