Studio Four Design Exec Completes Prestigious Goldman Sachs Business Program

Stacy Cox, president of Knoxville-based architecture firm, recently graduated from the highly selective Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses National Program designed and created to provide small business owners critical skills and networking to help grow their companies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Dec. 7, 2017 – Stacy Cox, president and director of business development for Studio Four Design, a top Knoxville-based architecture and design firm, recently graduated from the prestigious and intensive Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses National Program.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses was developed to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital and business support services. With 33 sites across the United States and United Kingdom, 10,000 Small Businesses has served over 8,000 small business owners. The program has reached businesses from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C, and has resulted in immediate and sustained business growth for alumni of the program.

“I’ve gained a lot of insight and personal growth as a business leader from this program,” Cox said. “Learning alongside other business leaders from across the U.S. during the interactive sessions helped me to identify some pieces missing from our business tool box. It was a very intensive ten weeks of online and on-site learning, and the relationships I developed with other scholars and advisors have already proven to be invaluable to me as a business leader. My experience in this program will help our company continue to grow strategically and sharpen our skills which will ultimately result in our ability to better serve our clients and our community.”

Highlights of the program:

  • The program is offered at no cost to the business owner – every business owner selected receives a full scholarship, with tuition and travel costs funded by the Goldman Sachs Foundation. Half of the program is taught online and there are two, four-day in-person sessions at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
  • Within six months of graduating, 69 percent of the graduates report increased revenues.
  • 48 percent of the participants added new jobs in the same six month time period after graduation.
  • The curriculum focuses on practical business skills, including negotiations, marketing, and employee management.
  • Business owners from a wide variety of industries attend and receive one-on-one business advising and learning alongside peer CEOs from across the United States.
  • Babson College, the leading university for entrepreneurship, delivers the curriculum and has documented the remarkable results of the program for its scholars.

“It was an amazing opportunity and I am blessed to have been chosen to participate in the 10KSB program,” Cox said. “Not only was this beneficial to me personally, I know this will provide positive results for Studio Four Design. Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy, and it is my hope all of us in the small business community can help our local and national economies continue to prosper and create jobs into 2018 and beyond.”

About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters, and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their clients’ lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride in and is dedicated to all of the clients they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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Knoxville Dental Center Opens in Powell with the Help of Studio Four Design

Knoxville-based architecture firm designed and created the two-building complex in northwest Knoxville location with multiple dental practice spaces

 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Nov. 30, 2017 –

Studio Four Design, a top Knoxville-based architecture and design firm, helped bring to life a new two-building complex for Knoxville Dental Center (KDC) off Emory Road in northwest Knoxville.

Dr. Hubbell Williams, DDS, chose Studio Four Design to develop the property and deliver a two-building complex with a two-story, 14,000 square foot building and a one-story, 7,000 square foot building with associated parking. The vision was to establish a new location for Knoxville Dental Center, as well as offer medical or office space to other businesses.

“This is our sixth location in greater Knoxville and an area we’ve wanted to move into for quite some time,” Williams said. “We were looking for a fresh design that could also be used in future projects. We chose to work with the incredibly creative people at Studio Four Design to help bring our vision to life. We are excited about the future of Knoxville Dental Center in northwest Knoxville.”

Studio Four Design’s concept was to provide open, naturally lit areas that provide a more comfortable atmosphere for patients.

Knoxville Dental Center is located on the second floor of the two story building while the one-story building houses two tenants: Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Specialists (OMSS) and Volunteer Pediatric Dentistry. The OMSS office allows for natural lighting in each of its spaces and provides a warm design for patient comfort and recoverability. Volunteer Pediatric Dentistry is a bright and colorful space, helping to make children feel comfortable while visiting the dentist.

“We asked Studio Four Design to create kid-friendly and welcoming environments,” Williams said. “We feel like they have really delivered on that vision.”

This KDC location is one of many medical practices that Studio Four Design has designed and developed over the last 15 years in the greater Knoxville area. Merit Construction built both facilities.

“We are proud of our design of this Knoxville Dental Center complex,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “Our entire team pulled together a functional, beautiful and welcoming design under the leadership of Katie Moran. We look forward to continuing to work with KDC on the development of future locations for their practice.”

 

About Knoxville Dental Center

Knoxville Dental Center offers General, Cosmetic and Dental Implant Restoration Dental services at six locations in the greater Knoxville, Tennessee, area. With each initial visit, patients are provided a thorough oral examination, including all necessary diagnostic aids. One of our first concerns is the health of your mouth, and we also immediately address any dental emergencies. For more information, visit www.knoxvilledentalcenter.com.

 

About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters, and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their clients’ lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride in and is dedicated to all of the clients they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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Local Leaders Discuss Church Security

WATE TV-6 ABC,  recently featured Studio Four Design’s Stacy Cox on a panel discussing what churches can do to improve security yet still maintain a welcoming worship environment. Here is a link to the story WATE

Studio Four Design Team Wins Solomon Award for Church Design

Knoxville-based top architecture and design firm’s work on the Grace Baptist Church student ministry facility recognized by Worship Facilities Network with 2017 Solomon Award 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Oct. 24, 2017 – Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, that specializes in worship facilities, was awarded a 2017 Solomon Award for design by the Worship Facilities Network for their work on the Grace Baptist Church student ministry building in Knoxville. The announcement was made at the WFX Conference & Expo in Dallas, Oct. 11.

The award was presented in the category of Church Design – Youth and Children’s Spaces for facilities with 301 to 800 seats. The Grace Baptist Church project was begun in 2016 and completed earlier this year.

Grace Baptist leaders wanted the new environment to be relational and fun for the youth of their church. These ideas became key concepts for the design and construction team of Studio Four Design. They needed the new building to complement the transitional style and materials of the existing church campus buildings, but also to be uniquely its own to reflect the brand and identity of Grace Student Ministries.

“Expansion is a challenge for any church,” said Stacy Cox, President of Studio Four Design. “The leadership of Grace and their Student Ministry team had a strong vision, and it was our privilege to bring that vision to life. Our team did a great job of giving the new facility a look and feel that complimented the existing church, but at the same time, we were able to give it a generational vibe to resonate with the students who would enjoy spending time in the new space.”

The centerpiece of this facility is a new student auditorium. It provides room for more than 700 students in their mid-week service and is designed for a flexible arrangement of seating. Built at a cost of $3.5 million, Merit Construction was able to deliver this project on time and within the budget constraints of the church while working within a site in the center of an active church and Grace Christian Academy K-12 school, which is also located on the campus.

Studio Four Design previously won a Solomon Award in 2016 for their work on the Northstar Church South Knoxville campus expansion.

“The team at Studio Four Design is honored and humbled by winning another Solomon Award,” said Cox. “We cherish our relationships with churches like Grace Baptist and Northstar. It’s our passion to provide the very best environments for them through good architectural design which allows their facilities to be more effective tools for ministry.”

To learn more about other projects that Studio Four Design has been involved in, visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

 About the Solomon Awards

The Worship Facilities Solomon Awards recognizes churches and their partners for excellence in facilities design, building expansion or remodeling, operation excellence, innovative use, and technical production. To learn more, visit http://worshipfacilities.com/article/solomon_awards_winners_for_2017_announced_at_wfx/wfx.

 About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client’s lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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Oak Ridge Turns to Studio Four Design for 2 Major Projects

Knoxville-based top architecture and design firm’s expertise pivotal in helping the city of Oak Ridge plan and build two new projects to help youth and seniors

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Oct. 17, 2017 – Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been working with the City of Oak Ridge on two new projects to improve the quality of life for its citizens: a preschool facility and a senior center. The Oak Ridge City Council voted Oct. 9 on a resolution authorizing agreements with Studio Four Design to fund and move forward with both projects.

The resolution authorized contracts between the City of Oak Ridge and Studio Four Design for architectural, interior design and consulting engineering services for the new preschool building and the new senior center building. The projects are to be supported by more than $1 million in initial bond funding.

The Oak Ridge preschool is a 40,000 square foot project in the Scarboro Park area of the community and is budgeted for $10 million. The new $2.9 million, 11,000 square foot senior center will be built near the civic center area of Oak Ridge. Both projects are slated to break ground in May of 2018 with completion dates in 2019.

“It has been a pleasure working on these projects with Oak Ridge city officials and the people of the community,” said Jacene Phillips, senior project manager for Studio Four Design. “Studio Four has been working on this since the latter stages of site selection for both projects. We have presented concepts and updates at public meetings over the last several months, and we have enjoyed leading the discussions. We look forward to breaking ground and seeing the concepts become reality for the members of the community.”

The Oak Ridge preschool and senior center projects have been in development for several years, and city officials are now ready to move forward with the approved designs for both facilities.

“Jacene and the Studio Four Design team have worked diligently with City Council, city staff and the community on these projects,” said Mark Watson, Oak Ridge city manager. “We are looking forward to bringing these long-discussed facilities to fruition for our community. With continued leadership and creative energy of Studio Four Design, Oak Ridge citizens will be able to enjoy these facilities soon and well into the future.”

To learn more about other projects that Studio Four Design has been involved in, visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

 About Studio Four Design Inc.

Since 2002, Studio Four Design has served as a premiere architectural and interior design firm to the Greater Knoxville Area. Their guiding principal is Design Matters and their goal is to go beyond expectations to provide design solutions that positively impact their client’s lives and organizations. Their team has worked on a variety of projects over the last decade that includes: churches, educational facilities, restaurants, retail buildings, athletic venues and much more. Studio Four Design takes pride and dedication in all of their projects they serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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