Tennessee Career Center

Lewis Group Architects was commissioned by Knoxville Community Development Corporation and Realty Trust Group to design a new 28,000 SF office building in the historic Mechanicsville Commons area that would compliment the revitalized neighborhood around it. Using recently developed Traditional Neighborhood Design Guidelines; LGA designed this two-story structure to appear as a turn-of-the-century commercial building.

Even though the building is for a single tenant, the street façade, which spans almost an entire block, is subdivided into multiple sections using a variety of materials, colors, and window variations to suggest a series of storefronts. The landscaping of this project is consistent with that of the ongoing adjacent neighborhood redevelopment.

Project Details

  • Size:

    28,000 SF

  • Completed:


  • Location:

    Knoxville, TN

  • Client:

    Knoxville Community Development Coropration / Realty Trust Group

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