- 1PM Tours
July 30, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- 3:30PM Tours
July 30, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
You Must Be Registered for Convention to Participate on the Tours! – Tours worth 2 hours HSW each
Tours from 1PM to 3PM
Overton Square, Hattiloo, Ballet Memphis – 1-3pm – (MAX 25)
You are invited to a tour of Overton Square, highlighting two exciting projects. Once a bustling intersection, it was in decline for decades. The area has seen a resurgence as THE new entertainment district in the heart of midtown Memphis.
The tours, Hattiloo Theatre and Ballet Memphis, are both community oriented organizations who have invested in this community through urban infill, recognizing the importance of a diverse and walkable urban experience for their patrons and users.
South Main Arts District – 1-3pm –(MAX 25)
Join us as we tour five exciting projects that are making a significant impact on Memphis and specifically the South Main Art’s District.
The tour will include the award winning Hotel Chisca renovation, Old Dominic’s Distillery, Tennessee Brewery condos, Central Station Hotel and the National Civil Rights Museum renovation.
Tours from 3:30PM to 3PM
Sears Crosstown Tour – 3:30 – 5:30 – (MAX 25)
Once a vital distribution center for the Mid-South, the 1,500,000-square-foot historic Sears building (1927) has been dormant for over 20 years. A herculean revitalization effort is now moving forward thanks to an extraordinary collaboration of local institutions. LRK is working with a non-profit arts-based organization and its partners to redevelop the 10–story building into a “vertical urban village” that integrates residential, commercial, retail, health and wellness, arts and culture, and education. The design weaves a purposeful collection of diverse tenants and varied uses into a precedent-setting mixed-use community that will serve as an anchor and catalyst for further revitalization and economic development in the surrounding neighborhood.
Medical Center Tour, St. Judes, LeBonheur – 3:30 – 5:30 – (MAX 25)
The tour will begin at the micro level with a tour of the newest project in the Medical Center, the UTHSC Simulation Center, and conclude at the macro level with a presentation and tour of the work of newly formed Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC). The Simulation Center is a world class and flagship simulation center for the University of Tennessee system. The design accommodates current best-accepted practice in simulation facility design and pays close attention to flow, adjacencies, and educational priorities. The MMDC focuses on four key areas: Improving the public realm and built environment, increasing safety and security, programming and marketing, and property development. The MMDC will also institute a series of programs to capture and reinvest some of the institutions’ economic impact into future development and programmatic initiatives.