Soulsville STAX Museum

Location:

Memphis, TN

Services Provided:

Preconstruction, Construction Management

Architect:

Looney Ricks Kiss

Owner:

Soulsville STAX Museum

Total Square Feet:

17,000

Description:

  • The Soulsville STAX Museum and Music Academy, a redevelopment project, is built around the old STAX Recording Studios near downtown Memphis.
  • The restoration of the STAX recording studio, known for producing the music of remarkable soul singers Al Green, Otis Redding and Issac Hayes in the late '60s and '70s, is a recognition of Memphis' cultural past.
  • The Museum is a 17,000-square-foot, single story facility with a metal stud wall system and brick veneer exterior façade.
  • The south elevation is a re-creation of the STAX Recording Studios with a wood and glass storefront, brick veneer with limestone/terra cotta coping and lintels, and a theater marquee at the main entry.