May 17, 2016
Maryville College’s Anderson Hall recognized by East Tennessee Historical Society
The East Tennessee Historical Society has awarded Johnson Architecture an Award of Distinction for the firm’s restorative design of Anderson Hall at Maryville College. The honor was presented as part of the society’s Awards of Excellence Program.
“Before our project, Anderson Hall had been used continuously since 1870 but had never undergone any significant refurbishment,” said Daryl Johnson, principal and founder of Johnson Architecture. “We faced the challenge of preserving the 19th century foundation while upgrading to a state-of-the-art 21st century educational environment.”
The firm’s design protected historical features, such as wide staircases, arched entryways and high ceilings, while updating other amenities, including adding an elevator, security system, flexible classroom designs and 30 faculty offices. Johnson Architecture also added a tiered outdoor classroom and expanded the basement, which allowed for storage, faculty lounge and restrooms.
“Johnson Architecture’s work on Anderson Hall preserved the building for generations to come,” said Cherel Henderson, executive director of the East Tennessee Historical Society. “Our society is grateful to them for their expertise and thoughtful work. We are pleased to present them with this award.”
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, Clayton Homes, Cornerstone of Recovery, First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation, Maryville City Schools, Maryville College, RT Lodge, South College and Zoo Knoxville.