At a very early age, Jerry was drawn to the arts. It was in his eighth grade art class that he learned how impactful his 3D perspective drawing class would have on his future. Born in Nashville, the oldest child of blue collar parents, Jerry never expected to be an architect, not to mention, an owner and founder of his own firm. He was exposed to numerous projects in the area of Education early in his career where a fascination grew from the impact architecture had on students, teachers, and entire communities. He knew from these experiences: this was his purpose and his focus moving forward.
His vision was to create a firm that would have a positive impact on cities and regions where we live and work and a culture that would promote collaboration, mentorship, and education. Through his leadership, LGA has become one of the largest architectural firms in East Tennessee and a leader in the fields of Education and Healthcare architecture.
Jerry lives in Knoxville with his family. His free time is spent Cooking, Fishing, Golfing, and on his tractor.
We look forward to telling you more about how we as an architectural partner can design a space that fits your needs and help you bring your vision to life.
Lewis Group Architects (LGA) is one of the most sought-after architectural firms in East Tennessee for one reason: an enduring commitment to our Clients. Close working relationships with our Clients produce great buildings. Lewis Group Architects specializes in the fields of Education and Healthcare, and we also have extensive experience in corporate office buildings, retail, and public buildings including libraries and other institutional and civic facilities. We make timeless contributions to the skylines of the communities where we work and to the lives that are improved and made more productive by the environments that we have designed.
Founded in 1982 on the principles of Honesty, Integrity, and Exemplary Services for our Clients, LGA is a professional corporation that has become the Firm of Choice – the firm that Clients have chosen again and again for comprehensive and distinctive design services for the built environment. Now in our 40th year, LGA continues to emphasize the values of quality design, unparalleled service, and cost control tailored to each of our Client’s specific needs.
LGA’s principal business areas include Architecture, Master Planning, Interior Architecture, and Interior Design. A firm of approximately 20 people, LGA’s professional and technical staff has successfully completed hundreds of projects and received numerous awards for excellence in design from the American Institute of Architects, the Metropolitan Planning Commission, and the Tennessee School Board Association. LGA has previously been identified by McGraw Hill / South Central Construction as one of the Top 10 Healthcare Architects in the South Central Region of the U.S. Lewis Group Architects has also been recognized by other publications such as Masonry Construction and American Schools and University for our outstanding school design.
At Lewis Group Architects, our priority is our Client. Our goal is to understand and identify with their vision. Our passion is to produce great architecture through our creative problem-solving skills. We aim to be a passionate advocate of the Client’s vision in all phases of project execution. We aspire to exceed our Client’s expectations.
Lewis Group Architects (LGA) is one of the largest architectural firms in East Tennessee for one reason: enduring commitment to our Clients. Close working relationships with our Clients produce great buildings. We are recognized as leaders in the fields of Healthcare and Education, and we are also extensively experienced in corporate office buildings, retail, and public buildings including libraries and other institutional and civic facilities. We are making timeless contributions to the skylines of the communities where we work and the lives that are improved and made more productive by the environments that we have shaped.
Lewis Group Architects’ approach to design is based on the belief that architecture must grow out of an intimate and continuing dialogue between the Design Team and the Client. We have come to realize over the years that the most successful and productive interaction between the Client and the architect depends upon the Client having a clear and comprehensive understanding of the design process.
Lewis Group Architects encourages an Integrated Project Delivery Approach (IPD). The IPD Approach integrates key team members to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and create efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction. Lewis Group Architects will follow a process of design submittals, reviews, and approvals before proceeding to the next phase to ensure that the Owner and each participant in the project are satisfied with the project’s development through each step of the process.
Lewis Group Architects has substantial experience in high-tech and innovative design projects. We are also committed to doing our part in protecting the environment. Whether in our daily office operations or in the projects of our Clients, we look for ways to “Reduce, Reuse & Recycle”.
We seek opportunities to exercise sustainable building practices whenever possible, and we have LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified professionals on our staff that help guide us through the process. The various LEED Project Credit Checklists are reviewed for opportunities to incorporate sustainable and ever-conscious design into all projects. We have found that sustainable design is not something added as an after-thought at the end of the project, but a conscious and thoughtful element of the process of incorporating appropriate sustainable practices into the design, while educating the Owner of the life-cycle cost benefits and enhanced quality of space available.