Joey Staats

Joey Staats

Vice President, Principal Architect

Registered Architect (RA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Joey works collaboratively with all design and construction team members in order to create a responsible and sustainable result. He believes the success of a project does not stop at what is drawn on paper and enjoys the challenges and complexity that each project brings.

He has worked on several commercial and residential projects. Prior to joining JAI in 2016, he had 12 years of experience working on commercial office, religious, medical and senior living projects. Joey has a comprehensive knowledge of several documentation platforms, including traditional CAD and Revit. He is adept at project manager responsibilities in addition to code compliance to effectively produce design documents, construction documents, detail specifications and schedules.


  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee, 2009
  • Study abroad, Politechnika Krakowska im. Tadeusza Kościuszki, 2008

Community Involvement & Affiliations

Introduction Knoxville, Spring 2023  
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What is your favorite aspect of being on the JAI team?

Being exposed to a range of challenging and exciting jobs. Where else can you go from working on a school to a half-scale pagoda?