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Third Thursday: The Universal Life Project

  • The University Club of Memphis 1346 Central Avenue Memphis, TN, 38104 United States (map)

AIA Memphis hosts the Third Thursday: Lectures on Local Design series on the third Thursday of each month. Open to the public, Third Thursdays are hosted by local architects and designers as they share their knowledge and experience with projects in the Mid-South and beyond.

Registration: Required by contacting to RSVP. Space is limited.
Deadline to register is Tuesday August 16.
Cost: $20 for members and corporate partners; $30 for non-members; includes lunch. Purchase Online.

The Universal Life Building Renovation

Presented by Jimmie E. Tucker, AIA | Self+Tucker Architects

Located on the corner of Danny Thomas Boulevard and Dr. M L King Avenue, the Universal Life Building formerly housed one of the largest African-American insurance companies in the country. In 1949, McKissack & McKissack, Tennessee’s first African-American architectural firm designed and constructed the building. In late September, Self + Tucker Architects held a groundbreaking ceremony for the rehabilitation project. After restoration, Self + Tucker will lease 20% of the building, 30% will be leased by private sector tenants, and 50 percent of the building will be occupied by the City of Memphis.


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