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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 Stacee Zebb at 12/9/15
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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 Stacee Zebb 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 Stacee Zebb at 11/11/15
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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 Stacee Zebb at 8/18/15
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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 Stacee Zebb at 8/6/15
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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 Stacee Zebb at 7/31/15
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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 Stacee Zebb at 6/18/15
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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 Stacee Zebb 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 Stacee Zebb 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 Stacee Zebb 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 Stacee Zebb 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 Stacee Zebb 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 Stacee Zebb 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 Stacee Zebb 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 Stacee Zebb at 9/18/14
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