JAI project First Creek at Austin earns statewide award for neighborhood stabilization

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s (KCDC) First Creek at Austin redevelopment has earned a 2024 Tennessee’s Best award in the neighborhood stabilization category from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA). First Creek at Austin is built on the site of the former Austin Homes, which was established in 1941 on nearly 23 acres and was one of the two oldest KCDC …

JAI opens new offices in South Knoxville

Johnson Architecture has officially opened its new headquarters in South Knoxville’s waterfront district amid a community of parks, restaurants and other local businesses. The full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm is now located at 2018 Davenport Road off Sevier Avenue. “We look forward to contributing to the vibrant business district in South Knoxville,” said Daryl Johnson, founder and president …

Johnson Architecture grants scholarships to two University of Tennessee students

Isabella Woodward and Maya Markowicz, students in the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, have each earned scholarships from Johnson Architecture for the 2023-24 school year. “It continues to be an honor to support students and further encourage the growth of the architecture industry,” said Daryl Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Architecture. “Diverse backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints …

JAI earns national recognition for designs of Lakeway Christian Academy and Rocky Top Dining Hall

Johnson Architecture has earned national honors from Spaces4Learning for the firm’s education facility designs of Lakeway Christian Academy and the University of Tennessee’s Rocky Top Dining Hall. The design of Lakeway Christian Academy, located in White Pine, Tennessee, earned the grand prize for K-12 new construction in Education Design Showcase. Rocky Top Dining Hall received the project of distinction award …

JAI adds Clark as interior designer

Johnson Architecture has hired University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate KiAna Clark as an interior designer. Clark earned a Bachelor of Science in 2023 in interior architecture and design with a minor in historic preservation. She interned at Johnson Architecture earlier this year prior to joining the firm as a full-time member. “KiAna has significant talent, and her education in …

JAI adds Howard as intern architect and landscape architect

Johnson Architecture has hired University of Tennessee graduate Gabrielle Howard as an intern architect and landscape architect. Howard earned a Bachelor of Architecture in 2022 and a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2023 from the UT College of Architecture and Design. She worked for one year as an architectural intern at R2R Studio in Knoxville in schematic design, concept design, …

JAI adds Schumacher as intern architect

Johnson Architecture has hired University of Tennessee graduate JD Schumacher as an intern architect. Schumacher studied at UT’s College of Architecture and Design, where he was named a 2023 Distinguished Design Award finalist. He interned at Johnson Architecture for two summers, in 2021 and 2022, and now joins as a full-time member of the firm. Schumacher previously interned at Boral …

JAI adds McCarter as intern architect

Johnson Architecture has hired University of Tennessee graduate Deborah “Debbie” McCarter as an intern architect. McCarter graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor of Architecture from the UT College of Architecture and Design and worked for three years as an architectural associate at R2R Studio in Knoxville. “Debbie already has considerable experience in commercial, hospitality and residential projects,” said Daryl Johnson, …

Johnson Architecture earns international brick award for UT dining hall project

Johnson Architecture has earned a Brick in Architecture Award from the Brick Industry Association for its design of the University of Tennessee’s Rocky Top Dining Hall in recognition of the versatility and beauty of brick in modern buildings across the world. Wienerberger AG, an Austrian brick maker and the world’s largest producer of bricks, started the Brick in Architecture Awards …