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


Heather Ripley
Ripley PR