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Welcoming New Employees & Summer Interns

We have some new faces at ANF Architects. On Friday, June 5th, ANF hosted a "Welcome Breakfast" for our new employees & summer interns.  From left: Taylor Bond, Shelby Tucker, Dale Harris, Jessica Moeslein (not pictured: Briyana Rainer) From left: Taylor Bond, Dale Harris, Briyana Rainer, Jim Davis (mid-bite) & Mark Sehnert.      A casual breakfast in the main gallery gave us all a chance to spend some time getting to know our new team members: ... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 6/8/15
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Celebrating 40 Years with a Retrospective Art Show

Hard to believe, but it’s been 40 years since ANF was founded!    As part of our 40th year celebration, we invited artists who have exhibited in our gallery to be a part of a special art exhibit,  ANF 40th Anniversary Retrospective,  "Where They Were and Where They Are Now."  The Opening Night Reception on Friday, April 10th was a celebration indeed! It felt more like a reunion than an art show opening. There was no pressure which left the artists... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 4/30/15
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Interior Design Position

ANF Architects, celebrating 40 years of award-winning design, is seeking an interior designer with 2 – 5 years commercial design experience to join our team.  The ideal candidate will have a degree from a CIDA accredited program, be a highly creative team player and proficient in Revit.   Benefits Include: paid vacation, 401K with employer match, health/dental/vision/prescription/life insurance, short & long term disability benefits, and summer hours.  Required Skill... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 2/9/15
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Memphis Animal Services

Memphis Animal Services (MAS) provides an important service to the community acting as advocates for animals in need.  ANF Architect's thoughtful design for the user-friendly shelter/veterinary clinic has greatly improved MAS's ability to provide expanded services resulting in more animals finding forever homes while helping to control the pet population.  Learn more about Memphis Animal Services by watching this informative video about the history, services provided and the new... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 2/4/15
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ANF Architects Celebrating 40 Years

ANF Architects was founded in 1975 by Lee Askew III.  Lee knew that recruiting and retaining the most talented and passionate team of design professionals would result in great design and client service. This belief, coupled with a company culture that promotes collaboration, creativity and innovation, has served as the foundation for the firm’s progressive thinking, design approach and growth. Since 1975, our firm has developed expertise in commercial, educational and civic projects... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 1/22/15
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2014 Employee Awards

Every January the partners at ANF Architects host an Employee "New Year's Good Luck" Luncheon on the first day after our holiday break.  This tradition is one that offers us a chance to reflect on our accomplishments of the previous year while generating excitement and focusing our goals for the year ahead.  Outstanding employee performance from the previous year is acknowledged with bespoke award certificates. Six awards were given at this year's luncheon for 2014 work... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 1/6/15
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The University of Memphis' Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Ranked #1 in the Nation

PreLaw Magazine ranked the University of Memphis' Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law as the #1 Law School in the Nation.  Dean Peter Letsou stated the the Law School has become a source of pride for students. The historical significance of the building and the care taken to preserve the structure and the architectural details have led to the creation of an "inspiring place to go to school."    Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 10/28/14
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The RiverArtsFest Invitational Exhibit at ANF Architects

It's that time of year when our office begins to buzz with excitement as the planning for the RiverArtsFestival kicks into high gear.  The RiverArtsFest is near and dear to our hearts. Our firm's founder, Lee Askew, is one of the festival directors and several of our employees serve on the steering committee and volunteer during the festival.  A great fall kick-off for the festival, the RiverArtsFest Invitational Exhibit is only a few weeks away. This Invitational Art Exhibit,... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 9/18/14
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U of M Law School Building Ranked Among World's Most Impressive

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Building ranked #24 out of 50 Law Schools across the globe.  Bestchoiceschools.com recently published a list of The 50 Most Impressive Law School Building in the World , ranking the University of Memphis Law School at #24. According to the website, schools were selected based on, "their ingenuity, aesthetic beauty, and commitment to creating an environment that honors the history and study of law.”  The project... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 8/29/14
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Alex Haley's 93rd Birthday Celebration, Featuring a Literary Landmark Dedication Ceremony

The Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center has been designated as a Literary Landmark by United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, and will join the ranks of more than 130 Literary Landmarks across the United States honoring esteemed authors such as Charles Dickens, Frederick Douglass, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, and William Faulkner.  This will mark the second Literary Landmark in the State of Tennessee. Saturday, August 9, 2014 3:00 p.m.... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 8/4/14
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Memphis Architect Louis R. Pounders Awarded AIA Tennessee Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Tennessee awarded Memphis architect Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, of ANF Architects the AIA Tennessee William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award at the AIA TN Convention in Nashville on July 31st. This is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. Pounders is the third recipient of the Strickland Award and the first from Memphis. AIA Tennessee established the William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award for the Profession of Architecture to... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 8/4/14
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Lee Askew honored with the 2014 St. Martin de Porres Award

"The Dominican Friars of Memphis, and the Southern United States, express their gratitude to Lee Askew by honoring him with the 2014 St. Martin de Porres Award.  Lee's service to Memphis has been in keeping with the example of Saint Martin de Porres, the patron saint of social justice, a prolific healer, and man of profound faith in God."   -Rev. Dr. Paul Watkins, OP The Dominican Friars of the Province of St. Martin de Porres, and the Dominican Friars of Memphis have the honor of... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 7/30/14
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Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail & Pop-Up Park

It is exciting to see how fast the Grizzlies Riverfront Fitness Trail & Pop-Up Park has progressed. Of course, we wouldn't expect anything less of a park that carries the words "pop up" in it's name. It is nice to see that it is living up to it's name and "popping up" right before our eyes in Memphis.  By Amos Maki ( published in VOL. 129 | NO. 146 | Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Memphis Daily News) The Memphis Grizzlies would like to... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 7/30/14
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Dawning of a new Day at Reelfoot Lake: A new Interpretive Visitors Center designed by Lee Askew

By Brown Burnett Reelfoot Lake State Park is “hopping” and they have numbers to prove it.  “In 2012 we had 758 programs that 28,464 people attended,” said Alisha Weber, the park’s manager. “In 2013 we had 1,252 programs with more than 70,000 attending, and now we’re already ahead of last year’s pace.” The number of pontoon cruises has doubled since last year, she continues, as has camping. Gift shop revenue has quadrupled. This past May, the park produced 286 programs and serviced... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 7/2/14
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Taste of Caribe: A Great Party (with an even greater purpose)

The offices of ANF Architects were transformed into an Cuban island paradise in July, with imported cigars, fine rum and a very interesting array of Caribbean cuisine.     Bret Rodriguez, a member of the Bacardi family and the International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF) board of directors president, personally supervised a huge ice luge that featured an assortment of Barcardi flavored rums.      Dr. Alejandro Cuenca of Joya de Nicaragua, the... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 6/30/14
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