East Tennessee State University

admin Education, Higher Education

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 …

KCDC Five Points Infill Housing

csexton Multi-Family, Residential

In 2012, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation engaged JAI to design its second phase of Five Points infill housing, which includes 17 ENERGY STAR-certified prototype duplex, six-plex and single-family homes that fit the character and context of the historic East Knoxville neighborhood.

Young-Williams Animal Village

sbird Commercial, Retail

Young-Williams Animal Center retained Johnson Architecture to design a new facility located in an existing metal building in West Knoxville. The new center houses animal adoption, a spay/neuter clinic and retail space. The renovation and addition utilize natural lighting through the addition of skylights and storefront windows and doors throughout the building. The existing building underwent a complete facade renovation …

Reclaimed Lakehouse

sbird Residential, Single Family

After losing the original log home to a fire in 2011, the owners wanted to recreate and enhance their lake property with a new home composed of the reclaimed materials of three 1800-era East Tennessee barns. The existing barns were thoroughly documented, disassembled and stored. The structural oak frame of an 1850s barn was reassembled to create the main roof …

Webb School of Knoxville

admin Education, K-12

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 …

J.C. Holdway

admin Commercial, Restaurant

JAI worked with James Beard Award-winning Chef Joseph Lenn to achieve his vision for a relaxed fine dining restaurant in downtown Knoxville’s historic Daylight Building. Featuring a dramatic open kitchen with a wood-fired grill and oven, the restaurant’s long, narrow space was transformed into a series of warm, intimate environments using varied ceiling heights and color, creating beautiful views both …

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

admin Spiritual

A new 50-acre site allowed the growing church to relocate and expand its facilities. The design of the campus-site master plan with its mission style church doubled the size of the existing 500-seat facility. To accommodate St. Thomas’ needs for growth and community ministries, Phase II of the master plan included a two-story parish center designed to provide large and …

Pistol Creek Office Building

admin Commercial, Office

The office building’s form features a structural steel skeleton with brick and precast façade construction. The building includes walled office floor plans on both floors, breakrooms, restrooms for each tenant, class “A” office finishes, data rooms per floor and an outdoor break area. Parking is available for 65 employees and visitors. The design was completed in 2017.

Point B

sbird Commercial, Restaurant

Working with our clients, JAI transformed a blank, strip-mall box into a quietly handsome dining space. From a golden-draped circular entry vestibule, through the restaurant to the recessed glass-doored “liquor safe” with an enviable collection of liquors and wines from all over the world, the space graciously welcomes diners and bar patrons alike. A series of arches march behind the …

Blackberry Mountain Guest House Concept

csexton Residential, Single Family

JAI delivered the client’s vision: “a modern treehouse made of glass and steel.” Set on Blackberry Mountain with sweeping views of the Great Smoky Mountains, the elevation of the house allows an entry approach on a bridge through the trees and enhanced mountain views to the south. The JAI team designed this unique home in a minimalist form using stone, …