Will Omni clash with KVB design rules?

William Williams has an update on the design of the planned Omni hotel across from the Music City Center. A preliminary sketch of the facility's ground floor shows a big motor court at the hotel's front door, which would seem to contravene the design standards laid out for Korean Veterans Boulevard.
Cain said the size of the Omni Hotel — 800 rooms, about 260 feet tall and fronting KVB and Fourth and Fifth avenues — would present design challenges. “There will be a parking structure somewhere [within the building], so all these things have to fit together,” he said. “Obviously, cars have to be able to get to the hotel.”
Check out the preliminary sketch here.
Nov 8, 2010 7:58 AM

Gateways to Germantown

The designs of husband-and-wife team of Matt and Melissa Alexander have been chosen as streetscape elements for the entrances to Germantown, whose historic preservation group had sponsored a competition.
Jul 22, 2010 1:07 PM

Hart Freeland Roberts promotes health care exec

New senior VP merged his firm into HFR four years ago
Mar 16, 2010 11:20 PM

LRK files for bankruptcy

Renowned Memphis-based architecture firm Looney Ricks Kiss filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday. From The Memphis Daily News:
“At this point it seems like just about everyone has been touched in some way, mostly in a reduction or negative way,” Ricks told The Daily News. “This one’s been deep enough and long enough, and because it affects the funding sources in such a significant way, it’s made it extremely difficult.”
Earlier this month, the Nashville branch of LRK spun off, forming Smith Gee Studios.
Feb 25, 2010 7:30 AM

Interim boss for Civic Design Center

Former Belle Meade vice mayor has run construction consulting firm since 2006
Feb 16, 2010 12:21 PM

Nashville LRK branch spins off new firm

Smith Gee Studio principals led Gulch planning
Feb 2, 2010 12:41 PM

Zut alors, Chauve-souris Homme!

French business mag Journal du Net named Nashville's iconic AT&T Building — née The BellSouth Tower — as one of the world's 12 most original office buildings. The Web site's description asks if the Earl Swensson Associates-designed building — rendered en Francais as La Bat Tower — is indeed the home of célèbre homme d'affaires Bruce Wayne. Also on Journals du Net's douze are innovative buildings in Amsterdam, Mumbai and Shanghai.
Nov 16, 2009 2:43 PM

Ex-Gresham head joins new firm

Industry veteran had run his own consulting shop for seven years
Oct 15, 2009 12:34 PM

New COO at Barge Waggoner

Facilities/architecture manager joined firm last year
Oct 9, 2009 12:18 AM

Local design firm lands library contract

Firm chosen for addition to historic Cannon County structure
Jul 23, 2009 9:24 AM