Cotton Mill Flats

Gino Peterson

By utilizing the existing frames of three historic industrial buildings as the centerpiece of a large, multi-family residential complex, the JAI design team establishes a new “town center” for this southern New Jersey town with Cotton Mill Flats. Located in an area of current urban decay along the banks of the Great Egg Harbor River, the 1860s complex included a …

Tower Shops at Mountain Mile

Gino PetersonCommercial, Retail

JAI worked with new owners of an obsolete, 224,000-square-foot former indoor shopping mall to add an entertainment attraction and green spaces to a reimagined series of shops and restaurants nestled in the valley of the Smoky Mountains. JAI provided master planning and design services for this new attraction and retail space, including theming of the project circled around the Mountain …

Modern English Country House

Gino PetersonResidential, Single Family

The homeowners’ extensive travels and sophisticated taste inspired the design team to create a modern version of an English country house. The formal symmetry and stately permanence of cast stone, slate and tumbled limestone informed not only the exterior, but also many areas of the interior. The sweeping, panoramic views of the Tennessee River and Great Smoky Mountains provide natural …

Cherokee Speakers Place

sbirdCivic, Commercial

The goal of the Speakers Council is to “be the primary representation of the Eastern Band of the Cherokees on all matter regarding language, translations, traditions and culture.” Established in 2019 through tribal resolution, the Speakers Council serves as a cultural advisory committee. Their meetings are almost entirely held in the Cherokee language and are made up of mostly fluent …


Gino PetersonCommercial, Restaurant

JAI used the existing building frame of a truck tire warehouse to create an industrial fish warehouse aesthetic. The design incorporated the existing building’s exposed steel frame and concrete container in large part. Existing garage door openings were maintained and replaced with energy-efficient glazing and sunshades to maximize the north facing exposure. New accents of metal panel and glass, along …

Dollywood Wildwood Grove

sbirdLeisure, Themed Entertainment

At its opening, Wildwood Grove represented the largest capital investment to date in Dollywood history. Utilizing the latest BIM project processes and best practices, JAI and its consultants completed the construction document set for 19 individual structures within four months. The design team’s dedication to prompt communication and file sharing practices were integral to meeting the project schedule and the …

Webb School of Knoxville

Gino PetersonEducation, 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 …

KCDC First Creek at Austin – Phases 1 and 2

sbirdMulti-Family, Residential

Located just east of downtown Knoxville on the former site of Austin Homes, First Creek at Austin is a catalyst for East Knoxville community revitalization. With various densities of residential development ranging from townhomes to mid-rise apartments, the neighborhood is a standard for quality mixed-income urban development. JAI is designer and architect of record for Phase 1; JAI and Southeast …

Cherokee Grill

Gino PetersonCommercial, Restaurant

This new restaurant concept was designed with its stunning Smoky Mountains surroundings as the inspiration. While the interior of the restaurant is flooded with natural light from the expansive butt glazed glass windows, massive stone piers support the dynamic timber structure above. Custom lighting and furniture provide the finishing touches.

Young-Williams Animal Village

Gino PetersonCommercial, 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 …