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The Chisca on Main

Memphis, TN

This historic hotel (1913), where Elvis Presley gave his first live radio interview to famed disc jockey Dewey Phillips, was rehabilitated as a Department of Interiors historic rehabilitation tax credit compliant mixed-use project. The attached Chisca annex building (1961) was renovated, and together, the two boast 161 apartment units and ground-floor commercial space.  

The project includes a new landscaped urban courtyard along South Main Street; an elevated amenity terrace with outdoor bar area, lounge, and pool; and 140 covered parking spaces in the existing garage, which was also revamped. The renovation of the historic Hotel Chisca and its conversion to a mixed-use building was a uniquely transformative project, presenting the rare opportunity to bridge a major gap in the streetscape between the South Main Historic District and downtown Memphis. The final design celebrates the history of the area by creating a balanced blend between the historic, a modernist addition, and the current revitalization. 

Awards

Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards

  • Grand Award 

Best in American Living Awards

  • Gold Award for Adaptive Reuse

Multi-Housing News'  Excellence 

  • Gold Award/Adaptive Reuse: High Rise Category

AIA Tennessee 

  • Award of Excellence in Architecture

AIA Memphis

  • Design Award Citation

Memphis Business Journal's Building Memphis Awards

  • Finalist Renovations/Conversions Category for Large Projects ($10M and over)

Associated Builders and Contractors (West Tennessee Chapter) Excellence in Construction Awards

  • Merit Award

Professional Builder Awards

  • Gold Award/Multifamily Category

Aurora Awards

  • Grand Aurora Award, Best Renovated or Restored Residential Project

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Memphis
50 South B.B. King Blvd.
Suite 600
Memphis, TN 38103
901.521.1440
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1680 Lobdell Avenue
Suite E
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
225.928.4905
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AR91636
671 Front St., Suite 220
Celebration, FL 34747
407.566.2575
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150 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Suite 104D
Dallas, TX 75207
214.389.3816
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319 President Clinton Ave.
Suite 201
Little Rock, AR 72201
501.246.3950
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643 Magazine Street
Suite 102
New Orleans, LA 70130
504.558.1885
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217 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
609.683.3600
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Suite 756
150 S. Independence Mall W.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
267.804.7040