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LEED Platinum for Memphis Industrial Reuse Project

Building Design + Construction 


The 1.5 million-sf Crosstown Concourse in Memphis, Tenn., has earned LEED Platinum certification, making it the world’s largest adaptive reuse project to earn LEED’s highest rating.

Looney Ricks Kiss and DIALOG teamed to design the $200 million project, which involved converting the historic Sears Crosstown building into a vertical urban village, complete with office and retail tenant spaces, as well as a high school. Memphis-based engineering firm OGCB and contractor Grinder Taber Grinder led the removal of 54 million lb of concrete and 10 million lb of metal to create robust atriums of natural light permeating throughout the community spaces and stairwells.

The project is also seeking WELL certification through the International WELL Building Institute.