Johnson Architecture and The Christman Company earn preservation award for $10 million renovation of First Presbyterian Church

Johnson Architecture and The Christman Company have earned an East Tennessee Preservation Award for the $10 million renovation of the historic First Presbyterian Church in downtown Knoxville. The architectural and construction firms combined considerable experience working on historic properties for the project at the 68,000-square-foot church, which was founded in 1792, just one year after Knoxville was founded in 1791. …

25th Anniversary celebration

Johnson Architecture celebrated the firm’s 25th Anniversary on Sept. 13, 2019, along with clients; industry partners; current and past employees; and friends of the firm. Daryl Johnson founded JAI in 1994.                                                           …

Johnson Architecture promotes Heather Overton to director of administration

Johnson Architecture has promoted Heather Overton to director of administration to oversee business and management operations. Overton, who joined the firm in 2009 as a business development assistant, will handle invoicing, tracking of accounts payable and receivable, and coordination of human resources and accounting functions. “Heather is very familiar with our firm and our clients and will easily transition into …

Get to Know: Brian Pittman

Brian Pittman, AIA Assoc., joined JAI in 2016.   What is your role at JAI? Designer.   What three words best describe you? Avid, affable and loquacious.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? JAI doesn’t guilt me into playing the other firms in volleyball.   What three words best describe the culture at JAI? …

Johnson Architecture names Jeff Williamson as partner

Jeff Williamson 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. “Jeff’s level of achievement, expertise, and impact on Johnson Architecture is remarkable,” said Daryl Johnson, founder and president of the Knoxville-based firm. “He has earned this role in our firm because of …

Get to Know: Danielle Hemsley

Danielle Hemsley, RID, NCIDQ, joined JAI in 2016.   What is your role at JAI? Director of business development. Also, occasional deliverer of Chick-fil-A biscuits, and it is fun to make everyone’s day with that!   What three words best describe you? Social, busy, mom.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? I think that …

Get to Know: Joey Staats

Joey Staats, RA, NCARB, joined JAI in 2015.   What is your role at JAI? Project manager.   What three words best describe you? Caring, dad, tired.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? Being exposed to a range of challenging and exciting jobs. Where else can you go from working on a school to …

Get to Know: Jimmy Ryan

Jimmy Ryan, NCARB, joined JAI in 2015.   What is your role at JAI? Is there an “all of the above” answer? Also: design, 3D modeling, project coordination and Photoshop wizardry.   What three words best describe you? Passionate, loyal and creative.   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? Waking up every day and getting …

Get to Know: Kelley Hicks

  Kelley Hicks, AIA, NCARB, joined JAI in 2015.   What is your role at JAI? Project manager.   What three words best describe you? Kind, dedicated and funny (well, maybe in my mind).   What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team? Learning new things from the creative group. I really enjoy seeing interactions and designs …