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.


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 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

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


Heather Ripley
Ripley PR