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1. Smith Finds Design Passion in Helping Communities
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
When reflecting on why he chose to become an architect, Stewart Smith tells a story of his father who could draw and had an industrial design background.
2. RedRover Co. Adds Two Account Executives
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Sales and marketing firm RedRover Co. has added two account executives: Brandon Herrington and Vicki Dye.
3. New Façades
- Monday, October 3, 2011
Local architecture firms have run the gamut with realignment strategies in combating the economic downturn, from reduction of footprints and overhead to reorganizing and rebranding.
In late 2009, Memphis-based Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc. filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The news sent shockwaves throughout the industry, as one of the city’s most prominent firms – behind landmark projects like AutoZone Park and AutoZone corporate headquarters, Riverside Drive, FedExForum, Harbor Town and the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, to name a few – was being forced to reorganize.
4. brg3s Wins Fourth Award for Methodist Pavilion
- Friday, July 22, 2011
brg3s, previously the Memphis office of TRO Jung|Brannen, has won its fourth design award for the Methodist Le Bonheur Women’s and Children’s Pavilion in Germantown. The national Brick Industry Association awarded the pavilion its highest honor, “Best in Class,” for excellence in style and sustainability.
5. AIA Memphis Prez: Architecture Job Outlook ‘More Positive’
- Monday, May 2, 2011
Architect Brett Ragsdale has plenty of trophies in his portfolio, but at the moment has his sights set on designing the future of his slowly recovering industry.
6. brg3s Separates from TRO Jung|Brannen
- Friday, April 29, 2011
The Memphis office of TRO Jung|Brannen has become the privately held brg3s architects. The new name represents Steve Berger, Brett Ragsdale, Susan Golden, Jon Summers, Ed Scharff and Jay Sweeney, the six shareholders.
7. Memphis Architecture Firms Recognized for Excellence
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects honored the city’s top firms for their contributions to excellence in design during the annual Celebration of Architecture Gala April 16 at Ballet Memphis, 7950 Trinity Road.
8. Corporate Spelling Bee To Benefit Literacy Mid-South
- Friday, April 8, 2011
The Literacy Mid-South Corporate Spelling Bee is experiencing a R-E-V-I-V-A-L.
After a two-year hiatus, the adult bee will take place on April 28 at the Memphis Botanic Garden, hosted by Brad Carson of Classic Hits 94.1 KQK. The Daily News is a sponsor of the event. The entry fee for a team of three is $350, with all proceeds benefiting Literacy Mid-South and its programs.
9. Methodist Germantown Pavilion Receives Honors
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The Methodist Le Bonheur Women & Children’s Pavilion in Germantown was awarded Best Green Building and an Award of Excellence for Architectural Design at this year’s Best of 2010 awards program.
10. State Applies for Permit for Forensic Center
- Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The state of Tennessee recently applied for a building permit with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the Regional Forensic Center, which will be at 673 Poplar Ave.
11. Taking the LEED
- Thursday, August 12, 2010
Memphis planning and design firm TRO Jung|Brannen wants to be known as an area leader in green design.
With three projects in the works and one recently completed that meet the criteria for certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, program, the firm is well on its way to achieving that goal.
12. Methodist Hospital Attains ‘Gold’ LEED Status
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital is the first hospital in the Southeast to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.
13. Parker Joins Management of Semmes-Murphey
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Dr. Autry Parker has joined the pain management team at Semmes-Murphey Neurologic & Spine Institute. Parker is a board certified, fellowship trained anesthesiologist, specializing in the treatment of severe and chronic pain.
14. Great Oaks Church of Christ Begins Work on New Wing
- Tuesday, June 22, 2010
3355 Brunswick Road
Bartlett, TN 38133
Loan Amount: $1 million
Loan Date: June 16, 2010
Maturity Date: June 10, 2011
Borrower: Great Oaks Church of Christ
Lender: BancorpBank South
15. MATA Files $9.1M Permit For South Intermodal Terminal
- Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Memphis Area Transit Authority was issued a $9.1 million permit by the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for its South Intermodal Terminal at 3033 Airways Blvd. near Memphis International Airport.
16. Last Straw?
- Tuesday, June 8, 2010
News last week that the law firm Glankler Brown PLLC will vacate 39,000 square feet in One Commerce Square signaled another blow to the embattled 31-story tower, a fixture on the Memphis skyline for the past four decades.
17. TRO Jung/Brannen Makes Top 10 List
- Thursday, June 3, 2010
For the third year in a row, TRO Jung/Brannen ranks in the top 10 architectural design firms in the annual “Construction and Design Survey” published by Modern Healthcare.
The company, which has a regional office in Memphis, has about 70 percent of its business with health care clients. It has more than 500 clients with construction projects totaling more than $10 billion.
18. U of M School of Music Appoints Rushing Director
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Dr. Randal Rushing, professor of voice and soloist of the concert and opera stage, has been appointed director for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Rushing has been a faculty member at the school for 20 years.
- Monday, March 8, 2010
Methodist Hospice will hold a grief class today at 1 p.m. at Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church, 480 S. Highland St. Classes discuss a broad range of issues related to grief. Registration is not required. For more information, contact Mary Elizabeth Jones at 516-1604 or email@example.com.
- Friday, March 5, 2010
The Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale will be held today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Central Ave. About 15,000 items will be on sale. For more information, call 415-2840.
21. Evolve Bank & Trust Names Holland to Board
- Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Evolve Bank & Trust has named Lewis E. Holland to its board of directors.
Holland served six years as president of the regional investment banking firm UMIC Inc., and after its sale in 1988 became a partner at the Memphis office of Ernst & Young LLP.
22. Methodist Poised to Launch Hospice
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is ready to break ground on a project it has been planning for years – a $7.9 million, 30-bed hospice facility on Quince Road in East Memphis.
Sally Aldrich, administrator and chief nursing officer for Methodist’s affiliated services division, which oversees the hospital’s hospice, home care and palliative care departments, said Methodist now has “the pledges in the door” and will begin construction this month.
23. A Special Place
- Thursday, February 11, 2010
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital on Friday will celebrate the completion of its new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion.
The building is part of a $121 million expansion, the largest construction project in
24. Gorman’s Architectural Imprint Extends Beyond Memphis
- Friday, August 21, 2009
Marty Gorman has created a multitude of freestanding structures during his more than 40 years as an architect, but he’s most proud of what he’s done to complement the work of others.
As a committed preservationist, he understands the value of an adaptive reuse, such as transforming a Downtown bank building into a school. He advocates similar preservation efforts as president of Memphis Heritage Inc. This year, the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognized Gorman’s creativity and community service by bestowing him with its highest honor, the Francis Gassner Award.
25. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
26. Funding Boost Moves Kroc Center Closer to Reality
- Friday, April 24, 2009
No matter what happens with the overall redevelopment of the Mid-South Fairgrounds – a project that could be scaled back in light of the economy – the plan to build the Kroc Center of Memphis is gaining steam.
27. Cancer Society Proceeds With Hope Lodge
- Friday, April 10, 2009
Out-of-town cancer patients traveling to Memphis for chemotherapy or radiation treatments will soon have a free place to stay, giving them one less thing to worry about during their visits.
The Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society on April 22 will break ground on the $8.5 million Harrah’s Hope Lodge, a 30,480-square-foot facility providing 40 private suites for adult cancer patients.
28. Transformation of 109-Year-Old Downtown Building Moves Forward
- Tuesday, March 31, 2009
59 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $1.5 Million
Project Cost: $2 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2009
Owner: Frix Properties
Tenant: Mixed (Frix-Jennings Clinic, coffee shop, apartments)
Contractor: Frix Properties
29. UTMG Renovation To Begin at Midtown Tower
- Thursday, March 26, 2009
Investec Realty Services Inc., manager of the 1407 Union Ave. building in Midtown, has filed a $501,000 permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to renovate 80,000 square feet on seven floors of the building for the University of Tennessee Medical Group Inc.
30. MATA Files Permit for Airport Terminal
- Thursday, March 12, 2009
The Memphis Area Transit Authority has reached another milestone in the development of its South Intermodal Terminal near Memphis International Airport.
Months after clearing structures off the 9-acre site, MATA has filed a $10 million building permit for the 29,000-square-foot facility at 3033 Airways Blvd., at the intersection of Airways and Brooks Road.
31. UT Medical Consolidates Offices
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009
UT Medical Group Inc. has signed a lease for up to 80,000 square feet of office space at 1407 Union Ave. where it will consolidate its administrative support functions.
32. Dillihunt Joins Southeast Community Capital
- Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Craig Dillihunt has joined nonprofit financial institution Southeast Community Capital as assistant fund manager for the Memphis Business Opportunity Fund, a partnership between the city of Memphis, local banks and SCC.
33. Architect Leads Hospital Projects From Memphis to China
- Friday, November 28, 2008
It’s a long way from West Tennessee to Shenzhen, China, but David Rhodes’ career path has taken him there.
34. Rhodes to Share Construction Expertise
- Monday, November 10, 2008
David Rhodes, principal of TRO Jung/Brannen, will be in Washington this week to speak about “Designing the Large Hospital: The New 2,000 Bed Shenzhen Bin Hai Hospital” at Healthcare Design 08.
35. Simpson Joins FirstBank As Local President
- Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Ted Simpson has been hired by FirstBank as its Memphis city president.
Simpson previously served as executive vice president and chief lending officer for Magna Bank and has experience with National Bank of Commerce and Central Park Capital. He also is currently on the board of Lambda Alpha, a real estate professional organization.
36. Visionary Architect Leaves Impact On Memphis Design
- Monday, June 16, 2008
Almost as soon as friends and colleagues of Alfred Lewis Aydelott start talking about him, they make a point of describing him as the father of modern architecture in Memphis.
They use words such as visionary, demanding, influential and opinionated. It’s a mix of traits that no doubt was essential for the man who not only designed several prominent buildings in the city – such as Memphis City Hall, the Downtown federal building and Immaculate Conception High School – but who also attracted bright, young architects to the area during his career.
37. Jo-Ann Fabric, Dollar Tree Coming to Centennial Commons
- Tuesday, April 29, 2008
7746 and 7686 Polo Grounds Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Amounts: $1.1 Million and $360,000
Project Cost: $1.5 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2008
Owner: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Tenants: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Dollar Tree Stores Inc.
Contractor: Linkous Construction Co. Inc.
Details: Michael Lightman Realty Co. has filed two more permits for construction on the 250,000-square-foot Centennial Commons shopping center on Polo Grounds Boulevard., north of Winchester Road, east of Tenn. 385 and south of Callis Cutoff Road. Lightman will build stores for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores and Dollar Tree Stores Inc., with construction beginning in the next two weeks and finishing later in the year, said Michael Lightman Jr. Those two retailers will join JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods; construction already has begun on those stores.
Lightman said the shopping center has room for more tenants, but he will wait for users and build stores to suit. He is targeting additional retail shops for the remaining space, looking for holes in the busy 385/Winchester/Hacks Cross area. “We’re trying to meet all needs,” he said. “It’s going to be very nice.”
Lightman said Centennial Commons’ first openings should occur in October. “JCPenney will be open sooner, but they’re a little bit ahead of everybody else,” Lightman said. Centennial Commons is part of the 300-acre Centennial Park project, which Michael Lightman Realty Co. has been developing for a decade. Centennial Park includes retail stores, medical offices, restaurants, a hotel and apartments.
38. Permit Filed for $10 MillionWKNO Headquarters
- Wednesday, April 23, 2008
WKNO held its official groundbreaking ceremony last month, and now the public television station has formally filed application for a permit to build its $10 million, 39,000-square-foot digital media center on a 7.69-acr
39. Methodist Files $50M PermitFor G'Town Hospital
- Friday, February 29, 2008
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital has taken another step in an ongoing, $80 million expansion and renovation of its 7691 Poplar Ave. location.
The hospital filed application for a
40. Plans Move Forward for Methodist Germantown
- Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital is moving ahead with the preliminary steps necessary for the facility's planned expansion.
A $9 million building permit was filed Aug. 22 at 7691 Poplar Ave. in Germantown, the site of the planned expansion, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
41. MATA, UrbanArt Seek Artist For Bus Transfer Terminal
- Friday, August 17, 2007
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) and UrbanArt Commission (UAC) are working together to commission an artist to install public art in the new MATA South Intermodal Terminal being built at 3033 Airways Blvd.
42. Methodist GermantownMoves Dietary Services On Site
- Friday, June 15, 2007
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, 7691 W. Poplar Ave., has filed a $3 million permit with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement to bring its dietary services on site.
43. Archived Article: Fpg
- Wednesday, September 10, 1997
Construction has started on the interior buildout for a new grocery store in Downtown at 115 S Construction has started on the interior buildout for a new grocery store in Downtown at 115 S. Main St. Other commercial construction projects started in...
44. Archived Article: Advanced Auto Chg
- Wednesday, September 10, 1997
By CAMILLE H Advance Auto builds at Poplar/Cleveland Atlanta developer also plans Advance Auto store at Shelby Drive and Ross Road By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Roanoke, Va.-based Advance Auto Parts will open an auto parts retail store at 213 ...