Today we announce a fond farewell to Douglas Shover, Vice President of K-12 Education, who will be leaving the LGA team after 23 years.

“Bub,” as he is called by friends and coworkers, has accepted the position as Director of Facilities Management with Knox County Schools. LGA of course could not be more proud and excited for him. We know that we will get to see him often as our work in the field of K-12 Education continues, but we will most assuredly miss having him around the office.


To quote his own words:

It’s official, exciting and just a little bittersweet. On Monday, June 21, I will be starting a new position as the Director of Facilities Management for Knox County Schools. After 30+ years in Architecture, I am extremely excited to start this new chapter. Of those 30 years, 23 have been with Lewis Group Architects. I have worked alongside some of the most talented and hardworking people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Together we have completed an array of educational projects ranging from temporary classroom buildings to a $114M science lab. Each of those educational projects was important and all of them shaped my career, ultimately leading me to this point. Thank you to all my former and current co-workers at LGA and the heartiest thank you to Jerry Lewis for giving me an opportunity in 1998.


It is clear that Lewis Group Architects is a place where people come to grow, learn, and shine and we’d be remiss if we didn’t say how thrilled we are for this next, well-earned chapter in Douglas’ career.

We will miss him greatly but very much look forward to the opportunity to work together in a brand new way moving forward.