Germantown Municipal Schools’ Riverdale Elementary School receives a 2018 Building Memphis Award


Germantown, Tennessee—March 1st, 2018—What do Crosstown Concourse, Ballet Memphis, The Grand Carousel of Memphis and Riverdale Elementary School have in common?  On February 27th at an event hosted by the Memphis Business Journal, the above mentioned building projects were presented with 2018 Building Memphis Awards.  

Among the honored projects, the Memphis Business Journal recognized 25 companies as finalists and then named a winner in each of eight categories.

• Teach for America at Crosstown Concourse, Teach for America Memphis, Best Renovation-Small category
• Porter-Leath Early Childhood Academy, Porter-Leath, Best New Construction-Small category
• Ballet Memphis headquarters, Ballet Memphis, Best New Construction-Large category
• Riverdale Elementary School, Germantown Municipal School District, Best New Construction-Medium category
• The Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery Solutions, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Best Renovation-Large category
• Grand Carousel of Memphis, Children’s Museum of Memphis, Best Renovation-Medium category
• Church Health at Crosstown Concourse, Church Health, Community Impact Award
• Crosstown Concourse, Project of the Year

In his acceptance speech, Chief of Operations Josh Cathey mentioned that there was a commonality between several of the winners that made him proud to be a part of the Greater Memphis Area.  “Education,” he said, “is clearly a priority and…We don’t succeed as a county, as a community unless we all succeed. We are very proud of this addition”.  
 
Chief of Operations Josh Cathey accepts the award for Germantown Municipal School District along with David Smith, Logan Meeks, Michael Shelton, and Stewart Smith of A2H. 

The Riverdale building, he also affirmed, was built by our community.  Incredible amounts of citizen engagement, input from teachers and parents, as well as tremendous support from the City of Germantown (our funding body) all made the Riverdale addition possible.
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