Retrofit Home: A Lakehouse Reclaimed

From Retrofit Home, Fall 2022 When something good starts to form amid destruction, it brings with it many emotions—the most powerful of which is hope. On the banks of Fort Loudoun Lake in Louisville, Tenn., a small town just outside Knoxville, sits a sprawling log home reminiscent of a mountain lodge. However, this home has much more personality thanks to …

VIP Knoxville: Terrific Transformation

From VIP Knoxville, November-December 2022. When Jeff and Karen Williamson first saw their home in Sequoyah Hills, Karen immediately loved it. Jeff saw three obstacles: 1) We can’t afford it, 2) Someone’s living there and 3) It’s not for sale. Neither thought the fact that the home would need extensive renovation was an obstacle. The Williamsons, who met in architecture …

Retrofit Magazine: Vida and The Vault

From Retrofit Magazine, May/June 2022 Vida and The Vault in downtown Knoxville are highlighted in a feature on repurposed hospitality and entertainment facilities across the country. Click here to read the story.

Johnson Architecture gets ‘a round of a-paws’ for K-Town Kennel

The K-Town Kennel, designed and built by Jeremiah Corbett and Rachel Smith, earned the People’s Choice Award at Barkitecture, an American Institute of Architects East Tennessee Chapter fundraiser for Young-Williams Animal Center, a Johnson Architecture client. The shelter, the official intake center for the City of Knoxville and Knox County, cares for more than 10,000 animals annually. Barkitecture participants built …

Johnson Architecture names Staats as partner

Joseph “Joey” Staats has been named a partner at Johnson Architecture, a firm founded in 1994 that provides architecture, planning and interior design services for facilities of all types. “Our firm is better positioned to provide outstanding service with Joey among our leadership,” said Daryl Johnson, founder and president of the Knoxville-based firm. “He embraces the complexity of each project, …

Johnson Architecture project Marble Hall earns statewide AIA Tennessee award

Johnson Architecture has earned recognition for a fifth time for its reimagining of Marble Hall at Lakeshore Park. AIA Tennessee, the Tennessee chapter of the American Institute of Architects, presented the company with a merit award for renovation and restoration on Dec. 9 in a virtual ceremony. The AIA Tennessee 2021 Design & Honor Awards salute excellence in architecture and …

Johnson Architecture grants first scholarship to University of Tennessee student

A new scholarship established by Johnson Architecture is benefiting its first student at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. Dexter Gladney Jr. of Nashville, Tennessee, has been awarded a scholarship to fund travel abroad experiences and other educational expenses. The Johnson Architecture Scholarship was established in 2021 to increase diversity in the profession and encourage students to …

Get to Know: Ryan Orr

What is your role at JAI? Intern architect. What three words best describe you? Diligent, loyal and reliable. What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? I love the opportunity to work on a broad range of projects at every stage of the design process. What three words best describe the culture at JAI? Collaborative, supportive and …

Johnson Architecture and The Christman Company earn award of distinction for preservation and renovation of First Presbyterian Church

Johnson Architecture and The Christman Company have earned an East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) Award of Excellence for the $10 million renovation of the historic First Presbyterian Church in downtown Knoxville. The architectural and construction firms combined extensive experience to design, preserve, renovate and build additions to the 68,000-square-foot church, which was founded in 1792, just one year after Knoxville …