A renovator’s happy hour & tour series presented by Memphis Heritage
Join us for Memphis Heritage’s brand new series of behind-the-scenes tours of historic buildings throughout Memphis, both pre- and post- revitalization. Hear directly from the owners, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, designers and craftsmen involved in bringing these one-of-a-kind structures back to life. This informative series invites historic architecture enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds to learn more about preserving our city’s treasures over beer & wine in a casual and fun atmosphere.
March 1, 2018: The Universal Life Insurance Building
Doors open at 5:30 pm, behind-the-scenes tour led by Jimmie Tucker of Self + Tucker Architects starts at 6:00 pm. Stop by after work- grab a drink, eat some cheese, and learn about the history and future of this incredible adaptive reuse project from the experts making it happen.
The Universal Life Insurance Building (ULIB) has been renovated with both sustainability and historic preservation in mind. In addition, the development was conceived as a Hub for Entrepreneurship and Community Revitalization to create a synergistic place for organizations that are committed to creating a Better Memphis. A space in the building will honor and feature the Universal Insurance Company history. A multipurpose space will be available for lectures, meetings, training and other events such as design charrette and art exhibits.