Studio Four Design Wins 2016 Solomon Award for Their Work with Northstar Church

Leading architectural and design firm wins Worship Facilities 2016 Solomon Award for successfully helping Northstar Church with satellite campus expansion

Before and After of Northstar Church South Knoxville Campus - Studio Four Design

A before and after look at the Worship Facilities 2016 Solomon Award winning Northstar Church, designed by Studio Four Design and located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. November 10, 2016 – Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee that specializes in worship facilities, has won a Worship Facilities 2016 Solomon Award for their work on the Knoxville-based Northstar Church South Knoxville campus expansion.

The award was given in the category of Church Building Design – Traditional & Contemporary for a new addition and renovations to an existing church that would become a new 300 seat satellite campus for Northstar Church to serve the community in South Knoxville.

Northstar Church was able to merge with an established church that had an existing facility, but the old building was lacking in several key areas. The exterior of the building was dated and did not reflect their ministry, and the lobby space was small and inefficient, lacking the ability to provide a community and fellowship environment critical to the culture at Northstar Church’s West Knoxville main campus.

“Expanding to a new campus is a demanding project for any church,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “You want to be able to find a location that works for your ministry, but just as importantly, you want to be able to keep the worship experience you offer and your church’s atmosphere consistent with what your congregation has come to expect – all the way down to the way your building looks and feels. For Northstar, it was vital that this new location convey the community and fellowship environment that makes their culture unique. This was even more important because the location they chose was an existing facility that belonged to an established church.”

External shot of Northstar Church in South Knoxville - Studio Four Design

External shot of Northstar Church in South Knoxville. Designed by Studio Four Design.

The design solution offered by Studio Four Design including removing the front façade and steeple from the building and providing a 1,000 square foot addition to expand the lobby space and provide new restroom facilities. The addition features a large, inviting glass façade that faces the South Knoxville community. The exterior skin consists of new materials including metal panels and CMU and the existing brick was painted to introduce a new color scheme to the facility. A green canopy reflecting the church’s logo color provides an accent and identifies the points of entry into the building.

“By engaging with Studio Four Design on our expansion, we were not only able to solve our need for additional space in the lobby, but we were also able to create a new look and identity for the building that would reflect the Northstar culture,” said Scott Cagle, lead pastor at Northstar Church. “They even helped us renovate the children’s space to provide an exciting and engaging environment for kids and transform the traditional worship environment into a contemporary atmosphere with technology for simulcasting live programming from our West campus. We wanted to draw in those who were looking for something new and fresh in a church experience and Studio Four Design helped us successfully expand our ministry while keeping a steady focus on our goal.”

Interior shot of Northstar Church in South Knoxville - Studio Four Design

The interior, designed by Studio Four Design, of Northstar Church in South Knoxville.

Since reopening as Northstar Church, the ministry has more than doubled its prior attendance and holds multiple weekly services.

“We’re honored to receive this award and I can’t thank our team enough for their hard work on the project,” said Cox. “I especially want to thank Brian Russel and Jenna Wise, who were integral to the design solution for this project and Jenkins & Stiles, who served as the general contractor. This award will help to reinforce our reputation as worship facility design experts and will be something we can build on moving into 2017.”

For more information about the Worship Facilities Solomon Awards, visit http://www.worshipfacilities.com/awards/solomon_2016.

For more information about Studio Four Design, 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://www.worshipfacilities.com/awards/solomon_2016.

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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Stacy Cox of Studio Four Design to Speak at 2016 WFX Conference

Architectural and design expert to present at Worship Facilities Conference and Expo in Louisville, Kentucky

Stacy Cox - Studio Four Design

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. September 15, 2016 – Stacy Cox, architect and design expert and principal of Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee that specializes in worship facilities, will speak at WFX, Worship Facilities Conference and Expo, at the Kentucky Exposition Center, on September 21-22, 2016.

Cox will be presenting “Design Matters! How Design Can Influence Your Ministry” on Wednesday, September 21 at 4:30 p.m., in room SWB107. He will share how to identify and assess some of the barriers current worship facilities may have and how to transform and enhance a church’s platform for ministry.

“Design has a huge impact on every aspect of your ministry,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “The ability of your facility to communicate your church’s unique brand, message and culture is important to the community you serve. Your environment can either support your ministry objectives, or it can limit them. I hope that by sharing some of the knowledge I’ve collected for more than 20 years will help church leaders understand what they can do to improve their overall experience. From small renovations to campus expansions, every aspect of your facilities has the ability to enhance your ministry.”

Cox’s professional experience includes more than 20 years in architecture and design, with a church facility portfolio that ranges from master planning and small renovations up to new construction projects in excess of $5 million. Along with his role as president and managing partner of Studio Four Design, Cox is actively involved in his local church and with several ministries in Haiti.

Joining Cox in delivering the presentation will be Bobby Thompson, student pastor at Knoxville’s Grace Baptist Church and a Louisville, Kentucky native.

“The church overall is aging and there’s a struggle today to get younger people involved,” said Thompson. “We don’t want our buildings to be unwelcoming or a distraction, but instead an environment that is inviting and inclusive to the younger generation, because those are the leaders of tomorrow.”

The Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX) is two and half days of education, hands-on training, networking, inspiration and exposure for every ministry team, including worship, tech, facilities and administration. It is the largest dedicated church expo in the United States, with opportunities to research and discuss hundreds of products and services all in one place.

For more information about WFX 2016, visit http://wfxweb.com/2016/.

For more information about Studio Four Design, visit http://studiofourdesign.com or see them at booth No. 640 at WFX 2016.

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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Studio Four Design Selected for New OneLife Church Renovation

Leading architectural design firm helps Knoxville church renovate newest campus

Studio Four Design - OneLife Church Rendering

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. September 8, 2016 – Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm, has developed plans for the renovation of the new OneLife Church campus, located at the entrance of the Knoxville Center mall.

Formerly a Just for Feet building, the 19,000 square foot facility sat vacant for 12 years before finally being purchased this month by OneLife Church.

“We saw a great opportunity with this location to bring new life within this area,” said Pastor Rodney Arnold, founding and leading pastor of OneLife Church. “The community has been overwhelmingly positive about the purchase, and we’re excited to be able to lend our hand in helping revitalize this part of Knoxville.”

OneLife Church currently has two Knoxville campuses, one in Powell and the other in Halls that Studio Four Design has provided design services for.

“We came back to Studio Four Design for this project because of what we saw in them two years ago on a similar project,” said Arnold. “They have an understanding of doing what we, the client, need and want rather than pushing their own agenda. At the same time, they do it in a way that brings creativity and fresh ideas while understanding the budget restraints and unique vision and mission we have as a church.”

Because of their growth over the past few years, the OneLife Church Halls campus will be relocated to the new Knoxville Center location.

“We are excited to continue our relationship with OneLife Church as they grow and serve the communities they are located in throughout Knox County,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “This new north campus won’t be just for worship services, as the goal for this facility is to be a unique resource for the entire community. We had to keep in mind how we could best utilize the space to allow for mixed use as well as meet the church’s goals for design, schedule and budget. The experience that OneLife Church offers through their ministries is consistent from location to location, and it has been an exciting opportunity for us to help them promote their brand across their campus facilities.”

Renovations on the Knoxville Center campus are expected to start immediately with an anticipated grand opening date set in December. The church is also in the early planning stages for a future West Knoxville campus.

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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Doug Justus Auto Center Chooses Jenkins & Stiles and Studio Four Design for Development of New Dealership Facility

Three Knoxville based companies collaborate to deliver modern design to the Airport Motor Mile

Studio Four Design - Doug Justus Auto Center

The all-new 4,680 sq. ft. Doug Justus Auto Center differentiates itself from traditional pre-owned automotive dealers by providing a contemporary interior and exterior design similar to the approach that many new, modern auto dealerships have embraced.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. August 23, 2016 – Doug Justus Auto Center, Inc., a Knoxville-based automotive dealership with a focus on providing quality pre-owned vehicles at a fair price has officially completed an all-new 4,680 sq. ft. automotive center. In partnership with Jenkins & Stiles, LLC, one of Knoxville’s top leading full service construction companies and Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm, the new modern-designed automotive dealership center is now open to the public.

The automotive facility began construction in April and is conveniently located on Alcoa Highway at 872 Mimosa Heights Dr. in Louisville, Tennessee. The layout and design elements produced by Studio Four Design, were created with a focus on the automotive customer. The new facility differentiates itself from traditional pre-owned automotive dealers by providing a contemporary interior and exterior design similar to the approach that many new, modern auto dealerships have embraced. The center provides a state-of-the-art showroom, a comfortable and inviting lounge space for customers that offers stations for web browsing the auto inventory, and brand new staff offices.

“The process of collaborating with Studio Four Design and Jenkins & Stiles on the building design and construction was flawless,” said Doug Justus, president & CEO of Doug Justus Auto Center. “Their commitment and dedication to our project demonstrates why they are so reputable in their industries.”

“We had two clear messages for Doug – attract customers and reflect the Doug Justus brand,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “Adapting this vision to trends in the automotive industry helped us better translate the design to Doug’s target audience. Modern, simple designs resonate with customers at automotive centers, so we incorporated that style into the floor plan design and interior space. We truly worked as partners to bring to life the vision Doug had for the new space.”

Studio Four Design and Jenkins & Stiles delivered a space with intuitive design that is furnished in a modern, yet functional fashion. The illuminated red letters against the bright yellow custom canopy at the front of the building fits the sleek design of the space and reflects the established Doug Justus brand. In addition to its eye-catching exterior design, the automotive center features a state-of-the-art interior, making use of natural light and modern interior design.

“We stand by our primary value that the customer comes first,” said Bart Jenkins, president of Jenkins & Stiles, LLC. “Working collaboratively with Doug and the Studio Four team in this partnership helped us construct a building that not only met Doug’s expectations for design and quality, but was also delivered within his requirements for budget and schedule.”

Additional support for the project was provided by Prosim Engineering, as structural engineer; West, Welch, Reed Engineers, Inc., as mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers; and Camel Canvas, as developer of the custom canopy.

About Doug Justus Auto Center, Inc.

Doug Justus Auto Center is a Knoxville-based automobile dealership that specializes in Japanese imports and Volvos. Built on the belief that purchasing pre-owned vehicles should be simple, Doug Justus Auto Center employs non-commissioned sales staff to ensure the customer experience is pleasant and without pressure. With more than 300 vehicles in stock, the auto center offers a large selection to match customer needs with the appropriately priced and equipped automobile. Located on the Alcoa Highway Airport Motor Mile near the Pellissippi junction, Doug Justus Auto Center is committed to offering quality vehicles at a fair price. For more information on Doug Justus Auto Center, visit http://www.dougjustus.com/ or call 865-281-1540.

About Jenkins & Stiles, LLC

In 2006, Jenkins & Stiles, LLC was established as a full service construction company to provide the highest quality commercial construction in today’s market.  The company has built its trademark of providing quality commercial and specialty projects on time and in budget throughout the past ten years. Founded on the principal value of being customer focused, that purpose has driven the company to excellence in every aspect of its business. The company has completed projects in the following states: Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Mississippi, Idaho, Washington, DC, and Nebraska. For more information on Jenkins & Stiles, LLC, visit http://www.jenkinsstiles.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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Studio Four Design Makes Debut on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 List

Knoxville architectural and interior design company earns national recognition

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Aug. 18, 2016 – Studio Four Design, a leading architectural and interior design firm in Knoxville, has received the distinction of being named to Inc. 5000’s prestigious list of fastest growing businesses for 2016. The company has created a wide variety of challenging and innovative design projects for a number of clients while fully expanding its portfolio into a wide variety of industry expertise.

Studio Four Design provides architectural expertise and interior design for commercial, higher education, industrial, religious, residential, and retail clients on local, regional and national levels. Recognition for the innovative design elements that the company brings to its clients and their ongoing growth has enabled Studio Four Design to be ranked at number 4015 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing businesses.

“Making the Inc. 5000 list for the first time is absolutely an honor for our amazing team at Studio Four Design. We have worked hard to expand our offerings and we strive to showcase the designs that we create for our clients,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “We are proud to be able to expand our footprint in the 22 states in which we now conduct business. While our growth has been phenomenal, we could not be where we are today without our clients, and we are extremely excited about what is ahead for the future of our company.”

For design inquiries and to learn more about Studio Four Design and the company’s unique offering of architectural and interior design solutions, visit the website at 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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865-977-1973
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