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 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 …

Johnson Architecture establishes scholarship at University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design

Johnson Architecture has established a $25,000 scholarship for University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design students that is intended to increase diversity in the profession. The funds will be used for travel abroad experiences that are university-sponsored or -supported with $5,000 scholarships presented to students over the next five years. “The University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture and Design …

Johnson Architecture-designed Tennessee Valley Primary Care earns construction award

Tennessee Valley Primary Care, designed by Johnson Architecture, has earned an Excellence in Construction award from the Greater Tennessee Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors. A Merit Award was presented to Joseph Construction for the medical facility, which is located at 380 W. Broadway Blvd. in Jefferson City. “The best structures start with great design and are brought to life …

Johnson Architecture hires Michael Schmidt as intern architect

Johnson Architecture has hired University of Tennessee graduate Michael Schmidt as an intern architect. Previously, Schmidt served as a student intern for Johnson Architecture, starting in 2018. “In Michael’s time with us as an intern, we valued his attitude and aptitude,” said Daryl Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Architecture. “As he moves into practice, we all look forward to …

Johnson Architecture project Marble Hall earns AIA East Tennessee merit award

Johnson Architecture has earned recognition for a third time for its reimagining of Marble Hall at Lakeshore Park. The East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects presented the company with a merit award on May 1. Johnson Architecture received the distinction in the category of renovation and restoration for its work on the historic chapel. AIA East Tennessee …

Johnson Architecture project Chesapeake’s West earns Keep Knoxville Beautiful award

Chesapeake’s West, designed by Johnson Architecture, has earned a 2020 Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchids Award for the transformation of a tire center into a modern, nautical dining experience. Award winners were announced at a ceremony Feb. 25. To accomplish their vision, the owners, Copper Cellar Family of Restaurants, collaborated with longtime partner Johnson Architecture to artfully remake the cinderblock building …