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Pink Palace Sharpe Planetarium Renovation Celebration

On Thursday, February 11th, 2016, ANF Architects celebrated the completion of the Autozone Dome, Sharpe Planetarium Renovation at Pink Palace with a "Friends & Family Night at the Museum."   It was a festive celebration with food & drinks served in the lobby before a private showing of "Firefall" (a look at meteors, comets and the history of the earth) in the newly-renovated space.   Prior to the show, Lee Askew, the project's... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 2/12/16 | 0 comments
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2015 Employee Awards

This year at ANF Architects, we broke with tradition and had our Employee Awards Celebration on Groundhog Day - rather than the traditional first day of the new year in the office. The ANF Employee Awards recognize outstanding employee performance with personalized award certificates. For 2015, seven employees were recognized for their hard work, dedication, and commitment. These seven went above and beyond in 2015 and they have the certificates to prove it! 2015 Awards Recipients: Tava... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 2/2/16 | 0 comments
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Maria Montessori Boardwalk Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Friday, December 18th, 2015, the Maria Montessori School officially opened their new boardwalk, The Wolf River Harbor Boardwalk, during their annual Winter Fest with a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony. Located at 740 Harbor Bend Road, the Maria Montessori School is situated along Wolf River Harbor. ANF Architects worked with the school and in cooperation with the Harbor Town Community Association to create a 4' by 175' wood boardwalk along the existing nature trail and over a... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 12/21/15 | 0 comments
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Enhancing Our Community Thru Our Works AND Our Deeds

During the past 40 years, ANF Architects has focused on building two things: Great architecture and a great community.  As a locally owned small business, we believe we have a social responsibility to make Memphis a better place. Employees are encouraged to jump in and make a difference, both as representatives of the firm and as individuals. Throughout the year we find many opportunities to volunteer both during and after work hours. Employees take pride in the fact that the firm cares... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 12/9/15 | 0 comments
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Adopting A Flock of Angels from the Salvation Army this Christmas

This Christmas ANF adopted a ‘flock of angels’ from the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.  This program brings the “magic of Christmas” to local children and seniors in need. Holiday gifts such as bicycles, toys, winter coats, clothing, and special-needs items relieve family budgets too tight to allow for extras.     Every member of the ANF team (all 23 of us) contributed & worked together to shop for 16 children (ages 11 months to 12 years old) and 4 senior... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 12/9/15 | 0 comments
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Building A Lego City with The Memphis Grizzlies

ANF was asked by The Memphis Grizzlies Foundation to help lead the building of a Lego city for the patients at Le Bonheur. This will be an ongoing project in the lobby of the new Le Bonheur. The build kickoff was at the FedEx Forum on Saturday 11/28/15.        So, yeah...we played Legos with the Grizzlies in 2015... Architecture is fun!       Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 12/9/15
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Interior Design Workshop: Finish Boards

ANF's Interior Designer Liz Engel, knows how important a hands-on education is for interior design students. Yesterday, Liz gave a presentation to students in Professor Jeanne Myers' "Components of Interiors" Class at The University of Memphis' Department of Architecture in Jones Hall on  interior finish boards .  Liz demonstrated the various types of finish boards that can be created (depending on project type & client) as well as what a client has requested in their contract.... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 11/11/15 | 0 comments
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ANF Wins the IIDA TN Composing Great Design Award of Excellence in Corporate Design

On Thursday, August 13th, ANF Architects was honored to receive the IIDA TN Composing Great Design Award of Excellence in Corporate Design over 20,000 SF for the FedEx Flight Operations & Pilot's Lounge Project.  FedEx Corporation, an American global courier delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, wanted to modernize their 20-plus-year-old core flight operations area to provide better flow, functionality & aesthetics. This was a fun project that... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 8/18/15 | 0 comments
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ANF Architects "INK" Day

On Wednesday, August 5th, we celebrated our official name change (from Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, INC. to ANF Architects, INC.).                Originally Lee Askew III Architects, the firm name was changed in the past to reflect the leadership/partners. As the firm continued to grow and more partners were added, we had to stop the cycle. It was no longer practical to name the firm after the partners. Imagine Askew Conrad... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 8/6/15 | 0 comments
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Louis R. Pounders Publishes A Book Introducing Architecture To Children

Frank, An Architect’s Dog by Louis R Pounders, illustrated by Terry DeWitt Memphis architect Louis R Pounders, FAIA, recipient of the 2014 AIA Tennessee Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award, has written a Children’s board book on architecture entitled Frank, An Architect’s Dog. The book features ‘Frank’, an inquiring Golden Retriever living with an architect in Memphis and offers Frank’s perceptions and observations on architecture. The book was illustrated with hand-drawn watercolor images... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 7/31/15 | 0 comments
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Another Successful Party with a Purpose: The ICHF's 2015 Taste of Caribe

The 11th Annual Taste of Caribe was a wonderful event for the International Children's Heart Foundation (ICHF) and the children they serve!  This year's event raised over $13,000.00 for the ICHF.  This money will help the ICHF achieve their commitment to expanding their services in the Caribbean region of the world, where a huge impact can be made in the lives of children, their families and the local doctors and nurses who will be equipped with a deeper level of training and... Read More
Posted by Eli Cloud at 6/18/15 | 0 comments
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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 | 0 comments
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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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