September 19: Quinn Evans' Kathryn Irwin

At Quinn Evans Architects, we thrive on creative design that respects its context. Whether we’re preserving and repurposing existing structures or creating new places for our clients to work, play and live, we assemble expert teams to assess needs, create consensus and design outstanding architectural solutions. We are dedicated to enriching the cultural heritage of the neighborhoods and communities in which we work, and to advancing sustainable design.

We offer services in architectural design, preservation and building restoration, planning and sustainable design, and most of our projects combine some or even all of these areas to achieve the desired levels of functionality, efficiencies and aesthetic effects. We invite you to learn more about each of these service areas, and also to explore the projects that exemplify the impact of our capabilities, approach and execution.

Quinn Evans




September 12: Kimball International's Mary Redd

Our work with our customers is integrated into such an array of products and services our touch is felt throughout daily life in both the workplace and in the home. Our vision is to advance a new industrial covenant: immediate access to world-class design and manufacturing. Our products will reach end users through many paths, whether as one of our own brand names that we market, as a brand that we agree to provide for a separate company, or as a component of another product. Our unifying bonds across our company will continue to be our unique culture and our shared skills in the development of efficient, high quality operations and services.

Kimball International


April 25: Starr Design Team's Steve Starr and Rachel Wasylyk

We design branded environments that work. We create the all-important touch point, the physical interaction between people and brands. We believe in simplicity, clarity & purpose.

We also believe in the tilted head, the smile of surprise that comes when something simply is right. It plays on the senses. It feels good. It’s engaging & surprising. For we know that great design is directed at the heart more than at the brain.

We believe in investing ourselves in every project. We infuse a sense of our personalites into everything we touch, & allow our hearts to show through. We are all in. We become fully immersed & our clients become our partners and friends.

Starr Design Team


April 18: Sanders Pace Architecture's John Sanders

Formed in 2002, Sanders Pace Architecture combines the design talents of John Sanders and Brandon Pace to provide full service architecture, planning, and design services to clients seeking a thoughtful, progressive solution to their goals and needs.

The firm believes fundamentally that every project is different and deserving of a unique and specific design response. We take pride in the success we have had on a wide range of project types, from urban historic restorations and suburban interventions to contemporary rural retreats. While each project is different we approach the design process in a similar way.

John's passion for Architecture can be seen on the challenging projects that he and his firm have been involved within Knoxvillle’s Downtown Central Business District and its immediate surrounding areas. Along with his professional investment comes his personal redevelopment endeavors of several properties within the district that have been successfully completed, returning blighted or unusable properties back to vibrant reuses.

Sanders Pace Architecture