Studio Four Design Named Top Ten Firm for Emerging Professionals

Leading Knoxville-based architecture firm honored by American Institute of Architects Tennessee for their proactive stance in hiring and developing emerging talent

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – July 27, 2018 – Studio Four Design, a top Knoxville-based architecture and design firm, has been named a Top Ten EP Friendly Firm of 2018 by the American Institute of Architects, Tennessee Chapter. Emerging professionals, or EPs, include architecture students, recent graduates and newly licensed architects who have received registration within the last ten years.

The Top Ten EP Friendly Firms of 2018 recognizes firms that take innovative and proactive approaches to fostering the development of emerging industry professionals. Studio Four Design was presented the award at the AIA TN Conference on Architecture on Wednesday July 25.

“Emerging professionals are important to us at Studio Four Design because they represent the future of our industry,” said Stacy Cox, president of Studio Four Design. “We believe that all firms should focus on cultivating the next generation of talent, because it ultimately sets up a future of great achievements in architecture and better design industry-wide.”

Studio Four Design facilitates the growth and development of emerging professionals by encouraging participation in various industry organizations, maintaining open communications about the business and including emerging professionals on all committees and in their annual planning retreat. The firm has presented more than 50 percent of its core values awards over the past four years to emerging professionals.

“At Studio Four Design, we place a high value on our culture and maintain a group of dynamic, multitalented individuals that also work exceedingly well together as a team,” Cox said. “Our philosophy is to ensure emerging professionals participate on all phases of our projects and are involved with the entire team at all levels. While our team spans across different generations, we fully understand the value in mentoring and supporting our young professionals and will continue to seek out and develop the industry’s best incoming talent.”

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 they believe that design can improve the quality of life for individuals, families, organizations and communities. Their key areas of expertise include churches, educational facilities and athletic venues along with corporate and commercial buildings. Studio Four Design takes pride in providing a memorable experience to all of the clients they are blessed to serve. To find out more, call 865-523-5001 or visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

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Studio Four Design 2016 Year in Review

As we enter into the end of 2016, the team at Studio Four Design in Knoxville has been taking a look back at an amazing year for our team. From industry recognition to new work that we have designed for our clients, everyone at Studio Four is grateful for an outstanding 2016 and is looking forward to what we will accomplish in 2017!

Highlights from this year for Studio Four Design include: Studio Four Design 2016 Year in Review

Our Awards: This year, Studio Four Design was graced with a number of awards, including the 2016 Knox Heritage “Fantastic Fifteen” Preservation Award, a 2016 Solomon Award for our work with Northstar Church, as well as our debut on the prestigious Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000 List”  of the fastest growing business in 2016.

Partnerships and Features: 2016 was an amazing year for Studio Four Design with new partnerships, including work on an industry recognized design for Walker’s Automotive, an eco-park design that we created in collaboration with DENSO Manufacturing and a new dealership facility for the Doug Justus Auto Center in Knoxville. In addition, Studio Four Design was featured in a national book about Employee Engagement, recognizing our development of new techniques while also working with a growing pie franchise to ensure their brand consistency.

Church and Worship Facility Design and Engagement: A hallmark of our capabilities in 2016 was the work that the Studio Four Design teams accomplished for church and worship facility design and engagement throughout the year. Studio Four Design worked with Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville on their new athletics facility, were selected for a new church renovation for OneLife Church while Stacy Cox, architect and principal of Studio Four Design, was selected to speak at the WFX 2016 Conference on ‘How Design Can Influence Your Ministry’.

Team Growth: 2016 marked another milestone for the team at Studio Four Design, as we reached the 20 employee mark, the largest staff in our history. Our new hires in 2016 included Michelle Barton, who joined our team in April of 2016 and Matt Johnson, who was hired in May of 2016.

Giving Back: The team at Studio Four Design is dedicated to stewardship for our community, which included a number of outreach programs in 2016. This year marked the 10th year that we have provided Thanksgiving for women in transitional housing at the YWCA, while we also participated in the “Canstruction 2016” event on behalf of 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Our teams also worked on the Rebuild Together project this year, which provide an accessible ramp and art studio for a disabled veteran in our area. One of the most important projects that we were honored to work on this year involved our work with Whitestone Church & Partners in Hope to raise $25,000 to start Phase 1 of the Sports & Discipleship project in Grand Goave, Haiti. We have been honored to give back to those in need in 2016 and we are looking forward to even more projects in the coming year.

2016 was the year that Studio Four Design of Knoxville celebrated our 14th anniversary and the team at Studio Four Design is honored by the awards, recognition that we have received this year and are looking forward to new challenges and opportunities to give back in 2017. If you are interested in learning more about the architecture and design capabilities of Studio Four Design in Knoxville and how our team can assist you with your next project in the coming year, contact us today.

 

Studio Four Design Wins 2016 Knox Heritage “Fantastic Fifteen” Preservation Award

Leading architectural and design firm wins Knox Heritage “Fantastic Fifteen” Award along with Jeffrey and Patricia Nash for their design work on the Patricia Nash Designs corporate headquarters and flagship showroom in downtown Knoxville

Patricia Nash Corporate Headquarters and Flagship Showroom - Knoxville Tennessee - Studio Four Design

The 2016 Knox Heritage “Fantastic Fifteen” Preservation Award winning Patricia Nash Designs corporate headquarters and flagship showroom, designed by Studio Four Design in collaboration with Jeffrey and Patricia Nash.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. November 17, 2016 – Studio Four Design, a top architecture and design firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee that specializes in retail design, has won a 2016 Knox Heritage “Fantastic Fifteen” Award for their collaborative design efforts with Jeffrey and Patricia Nash for the preservation rehabilitation of the Patricia Nash Designs corporate headquarters and flagship showroom at 1132 North 6th Avenue in downtown Knoxville.

The award, which is given annually to 15 construction, design and rehabilitation projects within Knox County that have contributed significantly toward a preservation effort, was presented at the Knox Heritage Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards in early November.

“This award was a great honor for us,” said Greg Terry, principal and design director at Studio Four Design. “We originally nominated Jeffrey and Patricia for the award, and didn’t imagine we were going to be included. Jeffrey has done so much for this community over the years restoring unique, historic structures all over Knoxville. This building is no different, and we are honored that we were able to collaborate with them on the interior design of the building.”

Originally built in 1928, the building was used as a manufacturing facility and warehouse for various woodworking companies and sat empty for about 12 years before it was purchased by Nash in 2015.

“Originally I wanted to renovate the building and turn it into four leasable units,” said Jeffrey Nash, owner of The Courtland Group. “Patricia and I talked about using two of the units for corporate offices, distribution and outlet stores for her business, but once we started doing space planning on those two bays, everyone started to realize really quickly that what we build out right now may work for the next six months, but not for the next six years. That’s when it dawned on us that the whole building was perfect for the future of the Patricia Nash brand.”

From there, Jeffrey, Patricia and Studio Four Design worked to blend the Patricia Nash brand with the character of the historic building that features exposed wood decking and steel windows.

“Patricia’s designs are high end and very artisan,” said Terry. “The challenge we had was taking all of the best things about her eclectic and rich look and feel and incorporating that into an old manufacturing warehouse. Our lead interior designer on the project, Jenna Wise, and interior designer Katie Schulz, worked closely with Patricia and the team to create a cohesive brand image. Jeffrey’s construction team also did an amazing job of cleaning up the building shell, which gave the design team a lot of nice features to work with including an atrium in the center of the building.”

The Nash’s incorporated several custom features including workstations from Heuristic Workshop, and chandeliers and a handrail in the atrium stairs created by a local metal fabricator Preston Farabow.

“I’m so pleased with the way the building came together,” said Patricia Nash, CEO and president of Patricia Nash Designs. “It’s a wonderful representation of who and where we are. It pays homage to the industrial history of the building while fitting in perfectly with our brand.”

For more information about the Knox Heritage 2016 Preservation Awards, visit http://knoxheritage.org/news/knox-heritage-announces-2016-preservation-awards/.

For more information about Studio Four Design, visit http://studiofourdesign.com.

About Knox Heritage

Knox Heritage preserves, restores and transforms historic places. Forever, for everyone. Established in 1974 as a non-profit historic preservation organization, Knox Heritage is chartered by the state of Tennessee and governed by a board of directors representing all areas of our community. Knox Heritage is the only organization in the region that works every day to protect our treasured structures and places. Without Knox Heritage, many of our important buildings, along with the history and charm of the area, would have been demolished.

Knox Heritage carries out its mission through a variety of programs and encourages community support through education and advocacy. Membership in the organization is by annual dues, which are tax deductible, and is open to all individuals, businesses, and organizations recognizing the foresight of historical preservation. To find out more, visit http://knoxheritage.org/.

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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MEDIA CONTACT:
Heather Ripley
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865-977-1973
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