AIA East Tennessee
Architecture Week 2016

April 1 – April 16


Art Salon

The Second Annual First Friday Pop-up gallery will celebrate and showcase the vast range of original works of art created by architects and related professionals in East Tennessee. Don’t miss out on this two-day only event.

Opening reception: First Friday April 1, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm @ The Saloon
Saturday, April 2, 2016
1:00pm to 5:00pm @ The Saloon
AIA East Tennessee’s office at the corner of Depot and Central

Free and open to the public.

Design SLAM! Knoxville

In Partnership with the USGBC.

Design SLAM! Knoxville is a live fast-paced architectural competition of design prowess and presentation. DSKv3 will pit teams from Knoxville’s architecture firms and university students against one another to solve a downtown design challenge. Teams will be given 1.5 –hours to come up with and present their solution to the audience and a panel of guest judges for both juried and a people’s choice favorites.

Come, grab a beer, and root for your favorite team.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
5:30pm to 7:30pm
@ The Square Room

Free and open to the public.

Knox Heritage Preservation Network Event: Midcentury Modern

Join us at the Historic Westwood, the new home to Knox Heritage for a discussion on Mid-century Modern from 10am -11. Then pick up a map of some of Knoxville’s best examples for a self-guided driving tour.

Saturday April 9, 2016
10:00am to 11:00am @ Historic Westwood
Driving tour from 11:00am till whenever

Free and open to the public.

Letterpress Workshop at Striped Light

Come get social and learn how to letterpress with Bryan Baker. Each participant will take home a unique piece of their own. Beer, wine, and h’ordervous provided by Sesco Lighing.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
6:00pm to 9:00pm
@ Striped Light

Membership Event only.

The Symposium

In partnership with the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design.

Design can be found on the web-pages of Houzz and Pinterest, on reality TV show challenges, and in the aisles of Ikea and Target. Design is all around us. It shapes our daily experiences.

Join us for a lively discussion as our panel of 7 presenters each have 7 minutes to answer one question: What makes a great place? Their answers will no doubt span from the size of the individual home up to the urban fabric and from the historic past to the present day.

Brandon Pace – SandersPace Architecture
Scott Poole – Dean, UT College of Architecture and Design
Marleen Davis – Professor, UT College of Architecture and Design
Gerald Green – Director, Knoxville Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission
Kim Trent – Executive Director, Knox Heritage
Sara Martin – OpenDoor Architecture
Scott West – Scruffy City

Friday, April 15, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
@ The Scruffy City Hall

Free and open to the public.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour with Jack Neely

A round-trip walk and talk with historian and author, Jack Neely. The tour highlights the history of several Knoxville historic worship spaces and public venues.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
9:00am to 12:30pm

Tour begins at the Bank of America Parking Garage off Locust Street. Free and open to the public.


We sat down with some of the regions most influential architects to learn more about their lives, philosophy, and careers. Their answers were fun and insightful.

What inspired you to become an architect?
Who has been your most influential mentor?
What do you know now that you wish you knew 20 years ago?
Looking back over your career so far, what has made you most proud? Where do you find inspiration?
What is that one building that you have always wanted to design but never got the chance?
Would you do it again?

Watch the videos here

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