Building Memphis Awards finalists named
January 24, 2014
UPDATE: Overton Square won Best Repurposing or Conversion Project over $1M!
Memphis Business Journal
Jan 24, 2014, 9:17am CST
By Bill Wellborn
Finalists have been selected for Memphis Business Journal’s second annual Building Memphis Awards.
Projects will compete in four categories. The finalists are:
Best Renovation (Under $1 Million)
Chiwawa, Overton Square restaurant; Crosstown Arts, a redevelopment of storefronts; Deja Vu Creole and Vegetarian Restaurant; and South Memphis Farmer’s Market
Best Repurposing or Conversion Project (Over $1 Million)
Distributors Holding Corp. office space; Overton Square entertainment district; The James Lee House Bed & Breakfast; and Regional Medical Center Turner Tower renovation
Best Private Project
Briarcrest Christian School — Sparks Chapel & Performing Arts center; MCR Safety Corporate Headquarters at Schilling Farms; Methodist Olive Branch Hospital; and Southern College of Optometry academic facility expansion
Best Public/Private Project
LeMoyne Owen College student housing; National Civil Rights Museum renovation; TriMetis Specialized Laboratory; and University of Memphis Elma Roane Field House upgrades
The presenting sponsor for the awards is CB Richard Ellis Memphis. Gold sponsors are Bass Berry & Sims PLC and State Systems Inc. The automotive sponsor is Chuck Hutton Chevrolet. Association sponsor is BOMA Memphis.
Building Memphis is a commercial real estate recognition program designed to honor projects that have created a positive community impact in the areas of investment, new jobs, environmental leadership, renovation or revitalization.
The awards also will recognize major players involved in projects, including owners, developers, brokers, architects/designers, engineers, contractors and financial lenders. Projects had to be completed or substantially completed in 2013 for consideration.
Winners in each category will compete for the Project of the Year Award. A committee selected from the membership of the Memphis chapter of Lambda Alpha International, whose focus is the advancement of land economics in the Memphis market, are serving as judges in the competition.
Finalist projects will be featured in a special section of our print edition Feb. 21. Winners will be announced at the Building Memphis Awards scheduled for Feb. 25 at Memphis Botanic Garden.