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Architecture City Guide: Memphis

Courtesy of Flickr CC License / Sean Davis
Courtesy of Flickr CC License / Sean Davis

This week our Architecture City Guide is heading to Memphis. Called the Bluff City, Memphis is the birthplace of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis, and the Blues. Along with the lively music scene, Memphis offers an architectural landscape that tells its history and speaks to its future. With the help of a Memphis local, Sophorn McRae, we selected twelve contemporary buildings that should not be missed when you visit the Bluff City. Limited to twelve, we could hardly include all the locals’ favorites so please leave your must not miss in the comment section following the break.

The Architecture City Guide: Memphis list and corresponding map after the break!

Fedex Forum / Looney Ricks Kiss and Ellerbe Beckett

© Timothy Hursley © Jeffrey Jacobs Photography © Jeffrey Jacobs Photography © Jeffrey Jacobs Photography

Christ Community Broad Street / archimania

MIFA / Williamson Pounders Architects

Memphis College of Art Metz Hall and Fogelman Hall / Askew Nixon Ferguson

Sutherland Cardiology / archimania

Memphis College of Art Rust Hall / Roy Harrover and William Mann

Park It Here / archimania

C & I Bank Building / Francis Gassner (original) Visible Music College / archimania (renovation)

AutoZone Park / Looney Ricks Kiss and HOK Sport

WKNO Digital Media Center / TRO Jung|Brannen

Siskind Susser Bland Immigration Law Office / Blackledge Architecture (renovation)

Cannon Center for Performing Arts / Williamson Pounders Architects and LMN

Photographs: Timothy Hursley, Jeffrey Jacobs Photography, Sophorn McRae, Mark J. Istvanko, Courtesy of Flickr CC License Sean Davis, Courtesy of TRO Jung|Brannen, Courtesy of archimania

Cite:Kelly Minner. "Architecture City Guide: Memphis" 20 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/127363/architecture-city-guide-memphis/>