Todd Richardson is Co-Leader of Crosstown Concourse. Since 2010, he has helped to lead the effort to transform the historic, 1.5 million-square-foot Sears Crosstown building into a vertical urban village anchored in arts, education and healthcare. Due to open in 2017, the project recently received an Innovation Award from Memphis Business Journal and the 2015 John S. Wilder Rebuild Tennessee Award. An art historian by training, Richardson is an associate professor of European Renaissance Art at the University of Memphis and co-founder of Crosstown Arts. He has lectured and published internationally on topics ranging from art and architecture to religion and politics.