KCDC Austin Homes Master Plan

csexton Master Planning/Charrette, Multi-Family, Residential

In 2018, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) engaged Gensler and JAI to develop a master plan to upgrade the Austin Homes site for residents and improve neighborhood connectivity while respecting the site’s history and identity. Located just east of downtown Knoxville, Austin Homes redevelopment is a catalyst for East Knoxville community revitalization. With various densities of residential development ranging from …

East Tennessee State University

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JAI had the opportunity to assess multiple facilities at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for adherence to code compliance and accessibility issues. After a thorough evaluation of 10 buildings across campus, entrances to eight buildings underwent renovations. During the evaluation process, the project expanded to include the design and construction of a new Campus Quad in an area previously used …

City of Oak Ridge Charrette

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee, emerged in the early 1940s as part of the Department of Energy’s Manhattan Project and is famously known for its historic role in World War II. Since then, Oak Ridge has maintained its reputation as a scientific center of technology, and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory continues to develop scientific products and services that influence daily lives. …

UT Medical Center Master Plan

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Designers at JAI presented a new outlook and ideas to add necessary spaces to The University of Tennessee Medical Center campus that is currently restricted on growth. JAI and MBI Companies teamed to provide UT Medical Center with a strategy to address current and future needs related to medical office building space and parking capacity on the Knoxville campus. Our …

Webb School of Knoxville

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Webb School of Knoxville retained JAI to provide architecture and interior design services to renovate and expand the existing cafeteria space in the campus’ Central Building. JAI worked closely with Webb School, the school’s food service provider, Sodexo, and the graphics consultant, Design Display, to re-envision the serving concept and expand the seating capacity by more than 200. The design …

Oceanside Estate

sbird Residential, Single Family

This oceanside estate on the New Jersey shore incorporates the classic architecture of traditional shingle-style homes with casual open floor plans of modern-day living. Covered porches, a swimming pool and blue stone patios surround the exterior and enhance this home’s connection with the outdoors.

Private Mountain House

sbird Residential, Single Family

This Blackberry Mountain residence blends an old English cottage vernacular with a clean, modern East Tennessee style to develop a timeless mountain retreat. Stone quarried from Blackberry Mountain becomes a grounding exterior material, contrasting with dark metals and steel.  Slate roofing, exposed heavy timber, and cedar shingles offer added interest and texture. From the home’s motor court, guests are led …

Jewelry Television

Jewelry Television

sbird Commercial, Office

In 2015, construction began on a three-story addition to Jewelry Television’s (JTV) existing West Knoxville facility. The project includes 28,500 square feet of executive-level areas, including offices, conference and entertainment spaces, and a 7,300-square-foot roof deck and bar. The site also received upgrades of additional parking and a guest entrance plaza featuring planters, seating areas and an infinity pool with …

Hartford Community Charrette

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Nestled on the banks of the Pigeon River at the base of the Smoky Mountains is the settlement of Hartford in Cocke County, Tennessee. Strategically located between Knoxville, Tennessee, and Asheville, North Carolina, just off Interstate 40, Hartford is relatively undeveloped and offers an opportunity to create a special destination. Native Americans initially inhabited the area of Hartford in settlements …

Lakeside Stone Cottage

sbird Residential, Single Family

This private residence, located in a planned community along Fort Loudoun Lake in Knoxville, Tennessee, is intended to be a forever home for the client couple and their family as the couple nears retirement. Designed with family gatherings and lake views in mind, those entering the stone-clad cottage are greeted with immediate views of the water. Passing through an entry …