Johnson Architecture celebrates rising star Emily Haire during Architecture Week

April 11, 2016

Johnson Architecture in Knoxville is spotlighting Emily Haire, one of its rising stars, as part of National Architecture Week.

Haire works as an intern architect for the firm and helps manage prestigious projects, such as Lakeshore Park, a multi-tenant office building in Maryville and several custom residential projects. A graduate of the University of Tennessee in 2008, Haire is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

“Architecture speaks to my interest in both art and math,” Haire said. “Designing the whole building, no matter the project type, gives me the space to be creative, and I love to use proportion and scale to get the space layout and programming just right.”

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) celebrates National Architecture Week on April 10-16, which is timed around Thomas Jefferson’s birthday on April 13, 1743. Although Jefferson was not an architect, he is the only U.S. president to be recognized for his affinity for the field, according to the AIA.

Haire works with clients and construction project managers to develop the design from concept through construction. She has been especially integral to the redevelopment of Lakeshore Park in West Knoxville.

“Lakeshore is such a star of the Knoxville community and watching the designs come to life has been very rewarding,” Haire said. “We’ll be announcing a new stage of the design soon, and I believe the community will be very pleased.”

During the week of celebration, Haire also is sharing her passion for another art form – letterpress. Haire started Fourth Year Studio, a letterpress design company, with Dianna Osickey in 2010. Haire and Osickey focus on business cards, wedding invitations and custom stationery.

“Fourth Year Studio is another artistic outlet and helps me be an even better architect by always thinking visually and creatively,” Haire said. “It keeps me from losing the hands-on approach to art.”

About Johnson Architecture Inc.

Founded in 1994 by Daryl Johnson, AIA, Johnson Architecture is a design firm that provides architecture, planning and full in-house interior design services for facilities of all types. Johnson Architecture has designed various sized projects for numerous purposes, including commercial, educational, healthcare, residential, restaurant, tourism and spiritual. Notable clients include Blackberry Farm, Cornerstone of Recovery, First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation, Maryville City Schools, Maryville College, RT Lodge, South College and Zoo Knoxville.