At 1.5 million square feet of space, it’s huge—bigger than the Chrysler building in New York City. And over the next two years, you’ll see it transform into something amazing.
When it was built in 1927, Concourse was a Sears distribution center. Back then it was about moving stuff: over 45,000 catalog orders in a single day. But now it’s about moving people—forward. Forward into healthier lives, better educations, and exciting new careers.
How will we do it? Simple. We’ve rounded up dynamic organizations like The Church Health Center, Crosstown Arts, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Memphis Teacher Residency (click here for the full list). We’re designing the building with them in mind, and in two years’ time, they’re moving in.
Add that to a mix of restaurants, shops, and 270 apartments, and you get a project that can literally change lives. Teachers and students, doctors and patients, artists, programmers, and entrepreneurs—all colliding, communicating, and collaborating in this monumental, mindful space.
Take a look at the definition:
1. A large open area inside a public building, such as an airport or train station.
2. A large group or assembly of people.
For us, it’s simple: a concourse is an origin of exploration, and that couldn’t define our vision any better.
The point is that Concourse isn’t the end of your journey—it’s the beginning. Like the concourse in an airport or a train station, it’s a place you come to meet new people and discover new ideas.
Memphis, welcome to #YourConcourse.