Honorable Mention, The Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards, Unbuilt – Landscape Category, 2019
Located in the growing downtown area of Memphis, the redesigned Tom Lee Park anchors the Mississippi waterfront and cultural districts, revitalizing the area for locals and visitors. The park offers landscape and ecological diversity along with a network of paths and trails that connect the park to the city, a series of signature architectural pavilions and a collection of hardscape surfaces and gathering plazas.
We provided structural design services to Studio Gang Architects for three architecturally significant components of the signature Tom Lee Park including a steel and timber canopy over the activity courts, timber-pole pavilions for event and back-of-house space, and future plans for an elevated trail extending out to the Mississippi River.
“An engineering marvel that no one has ever seen in Memphis before.”
- Provided design and detailing of large mass timber girders up to 130-feet-long for exterior exposure, working closely with our architectural and timber fabrication partners.
- Structural layout, foundation systems, and surcharge onto the Mississippi dike wall were coordinated with and approved by the Army Corps of Engineers.
- All project design decisions were balanced against construction budget and schedule, as construction has required the temporary relocation of the wildly popular Memphis in May festival.