South College


Client: South College
Year: 2006, 2010


Johnson Architecture was selected by South College-Knoxville in 2002 to provide full architectural and interior design services for this new 65,000 square foot campus.  The 7-acre site was planned to allow sufficient parking and site circulation while also maintaining a “campus-like” quadrangle and outdoor spaces for students to congregate. The building is designed in the Neoclassical style and is intended to represent the idyllic image of a college campus similar to the University of Virginia. Interior functions include classroom and lecture rooms, labs, radiography training, and administrative offices. The building is also designed to accommodate a 40,000 square foot expansion for future needs.

Honored to be a part of South College’s growth, JAI designed their latest major expansion in west Knoxville. Demolition began in March 2010 inside the former Goody’s headquarters to convert the corporate space into classrooms, labs and administrative areas – creating the new Parkside Centre Learning Site. The college will occupy approximately 85,000 square feet in the property’s “west wing,” which includes a 200-seat auditorium. The Parkside Centre Learning Site includes the nursing, physician assistant studies, and elementary education programs, as well as the new College of Pharmacy.

In addition, JAI has assisted South College with improvements to their existing facilities in Asheville, NC and the Hayfield Road Campus in Knoxville.


Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchid Award, 2007



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