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 …

Johnson Architecture adds Ryan Orr as intern architect

Johnson Architecture has hired University of Tennessee graduate Ryan Orr as an intern architect. Orr graduated in December 2020 with academic honors with a Bachelor of Architecture from the UT College of Architecture and Design and has been assisting with commercial, healthcare and residential projects at Johnson Architecture. “Ryan already is adding value to our firm through design development, detail …

Johnson Architecture project Vida and The Vault earns East Tennessee Preservation Award

Vida and The Vault, designed by Johnson Architecture, has earned a 2021 East Tennessee Preservation Award for the transformation of two commercial levels of The Holston building into dining and entertainment venues. Award winners were announced at a virtual ceremony on May 20. Johnson Architecture worked with interior designer SK Ballard Contract Interiors and contractor Jenkins & Stiles, LLC, to …

Johnson Architecture names Jeremiah Corbett project architect

Johnson Architecture has named Jeremiah Corbett a project architect following successful completion of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Corbett has contributed to several successful projects since joining the firm in 2018 as an intern architect, including the University of Tennessee-Knoxville West Campus Redevelopment Dining Hall; Knoxville Catholic High School auditorium; OTICS USA Kodak plant expansion; Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s Austin …

Retrofit Magazine: Marble Hall and Pavilion

From Retrofit Magazine, March/April 2021 Marble Hall and Pavilion at Lakeshore Park are highlighted in a feature on repurposed religious facilities across the country. Click here to read the story.