First Presbyterian Church

Additions and Renovations

Knoxville, Tennessee

Tasked with creating a cohesive and simplified entry and wayfinding system for this downtown Knoxville church, JAI captured existing interstitial space between historic and new buildings to create a central spine or main street for the growing congregation.

Selected through a competitive selection process, JAI completed a master plan for renovations and additions to First Presbyterian’s 68,000 square-foot historic campus. Highlights of the master plan included full accessibility from multiple entry points, upgraded interior finishes and facilities, a new welcome center, church library, children’s courtyard, columbarium and new central “Main Street” corridor that acts as an interior organizing element and church gathering space.

PROJECT DETAILS

Tasked with creating a cohesive and simplified entry and wayfinding system for this downtown Knoxville church, JAI captured existing interstitial space between historic and new buildings to create a central spine or main street for the growing congregation.

Selected through a competitive selection process, JAI completed a master plan for renovations and additions to First Presbyterian’s 68,000 square-foot historic campus. Highlights of the master plan included full accessibility from multiple entry points, upgraded interior finishes and facilities, a new welcome center, church library, children’s courtyard, columbarium and new central “Main Street” corridor that acts as an interior organizing element and church gathering space.





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First Presbyterian Church

Additions and Renovations

Knoxville, Tennessee

Client

Size

68000

Completion

2018

Cost

Services Provided

Architectural Design
Interior Design
Key Personnel

Daryl Johnson,Kevin Brown,Rebecca Ware,Rick Friel

Awards

Knox Heritage East Tennessee Preservation Award, 2019
East Tennessee Historical Society Award of Distinction, 2021

Address(es)

620 State St.,Knoxville,Tennessee,37902
Rooms

Housing Units

Seats

400

Consultant(s)

Design, Electrical, Fire Protection, Structural
Bender & Associates Structural Engineers, LLC
Electrical
Engineering Services Group, Inc.

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First Presbyterian Church

Additions and Renovations

Knoxville, Tennessee

Tasked with creating a cohesive and simplified entry and wayfinding system for this downtown Knoxville church, JAI captured existing interstitial space between historic and new buildings to create a central spine or main street for the growing congregation.

Selected through a competitive selection process, JAI completed a master plan for renovations and additions to First Presbyterian’s 68,000 square-foot historic campus. Highlights of the master plan included full accessibility from multiple entry points, upgraded interior finishes and facilities, a new welcome center, church library, children’s courtyard, columbarium and new central “Main Street” corridor that acts as an interior organizing element and church gathering space.

PROJECT DETAILS

Tasked with creating a cohesive and simplified entry and wayfinding system for this downtown Knoxville church, JAI captured existing interstitial space between historic and new buildings to create a central spine or main street for the growing congregation.

Selected through a competitive selection process, JAI completed a master plan for renovations and additions to First Presbyterian’s 68,000 square-foot historic campus. Highlights of the master plan included full accessibility from multiple entry points, upgraded interior finishes and facilities, a new welcome center, church library, children’s courtyard, columbarium and new central “Main Street” corridor that acts as an interior organizing element and church gathering space.





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