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OUR MISSION

The goal of the ETCDC is to Envision, Inspire, and Improve East Tennessee through design. We strive to make East Tennessee a better place to live and work by bringing professional design and planning assistance to community groups and nonprofit organizations.


WHO WE SERVE

East Tennessee ETCDC 16 Counties

We serve a 16 county region within East Tennessee. The counties we serve, seen in dark orange, include: • • • •

Anderson Blount Campbell Claiborne

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Cocke Grainger Hamblen Knox

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Jefferson Loudon Monroe Morgan

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Roane Scott Sevier Union


Here we are yet again at the end of another year. Since January 1st, the staff of the East Tennessee Community Design Center has been working hard to help communities and groups of all sizes throughout the region by offering our design and planning services thanks to our countless volunteers and people like you. In the following pages you’ll see a brief overview of the dozens of projects and events the ETCDC has been in charge of this year. We hope it inspires you to continue to partner with us in order to make our home a better place by design! -The ETCDC Staff

2018


Projects Project Spotlight - Burlington Project Spotlight – Baker Creek Project Spotlight – Delaney House Project Spotlight – Wesley House

Facades Events

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The ETCDC works on a number of projects throughout the year. Design Center projects must meet 4 qualifications: -

Be from a nonprofit group or community organization

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Be for the benefit of the entire community, not solely for the benefit of their members.

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The group does not have the financial or other resources to acquire the requested private sector services.

- The group must be able to demonstrate the commitment and ability to pursue the project through to completion.

Projects


Knox County Stormwater Management Beautification Green stormwater and landscaping elements addressed in campus master plan.

Volunteer: Gary Menendez, ASLA


Alcoa Highway Landscape Plan Landscaping details designed for key intersections of new plan.

Volunteers: Patrick Osborne, ASLA Alyssa Tullar, Marlo Battisto, PE


Loudon County TVA Public Lands Development Public input was solicited for ideas about the development of hundreds of acres of land donated by TVA.

Volunteer: Michael Brady Architects, Inc.


Loudon County TVA Public Lands Development


Loudon County TVA Public Lands Development


The Burlington Residents Association requested assistance from the ETCDC to analyze existing conditions in the East Knoxville neighborhood and to gather resident input to find solutions to help community members, business owners, potential developers, and government officials visualize a path for revitalization and economic development for their once vibrant downtown.

Burlington


Burlington Enhancement Plan – Public Input

Volunteer: Ric Mixon, AIA


Burlington Enhancement Plan


Burlington Enhancement Plan – Public Response


Burlington Enhancement Plan – Existing


Burlington Enhancement Plan – Proposed


Burlington Enhancement Plan – Existing


Burlington Enhancement Plan – Proposed


Tokens of Hope Center - Existing Salvation Army North Knoxville renovation plans for coffee shop /thrift store

Volunteers: Jacene England, AIA Maria Shockey, ID


Tokens of Hope Center – Proposed Coffee Shop


Tokens of Hope Center - Existing


Tokens of Hope Center – Proposed Thrift Shop


The South Haven Neighborhood Association approached the ETCDC with a request to host public input sessions and draw up a master plan for the area based on community recommendations. The growing Urban Wilderness and Baker Creek Bottoms projects, as well as the presence of South Doyle Middle School and a potential conversion of the school’s old football stadium into a BMX Track facility all presented unique challenges that the ETCDC was able to understand and plan for.

Baker Creek


Baker Creek Area Vision Plan – Public Input

Volunteer: Mike Fowler, ASLA


Baker Creek Area Vision Plan


South Doyle BMX Track Stadium Conversion Design for the conversion of existing unused football stadium into a BMX facility

Volunteers: Paul McCall, AIA Tarra McCall, AIA David Collins, AIA


Baker Creek Area Vision Plan

Baker Creek Area Vision Plan – Sevierville Pike / Lancaster Dr. - Existing


Baker Creek Area Vision Plan

Baker Creek Area Vision Plan - Sevierville Pike / Lancaster Dr. - Proposed


SOLS Institute of Beauty & Writing Center Design for an East Knox non-profit teaching natural hair care & resume writing, among other skills, to inner-city youth

Volunteer: Ric Mixon, AIA


Brittany Daniels Memorial Design for a new memorial to replace old, smaller one

Volunteers: Adam Buchanan, Assoc. AIA Chris Hall, ASLA


The Delaney House is a house owned by The Beck Cultural Exchange Center here in Knoxville – a non-profit focused on archiving and telling the stories of the region’s African-American residents. The house, located beside Beck, was the former home of the family of brothers and internationally-famous artists Joseph and Beauford Delaney. The ETCDC provided renderings for the renovation of the home, as well as a plan to convert one of the bedrooms into a Parisian-style apartment for visiting lecturers and artists.

Delaney House


Delaney House Restoration – Annette Anderson Directors’ Award Winer

Volunteers: Cara Knapp, AIA Mary Beth Robinson, ID


Delaney House Restoration – Annette Anderson Directors’ Award Winner


Delaney House Restoration – Annette Anderson Directors’ Award Winner


The Wesley House is a non-profit community center in the Lonsdale neighborhood of Knoxville that “provides academic, emotional, and spiritual support to 100+ at-risk inner-city students and fellowship and support to 28 deserving inner-city senior citizens.� The ETCDC helped to develop a master plan and renderings for the Wesley House that envisioned a new covered entrance to the building, an outdoor amphitheater classroom, and addressed issues with the current building facade.

Wesley House


Wesley House Building and Site Enhancements

Volunteer: Ric Mixon, AIA


Wesley House Building and Site Enhancements - Existing


Wesley House Building and Site Enhancements - Proposed


LIVE-IT Coffee Shop & Meeting Space - Existing Redesign of an interior space in Seymour, TN into a coffee shop & meeting space


LIVE-IT Coffee Shop & Meeting Space - Proposed


The Facade Enhancement Grant Program, a forgivable 5 year loan with a maximum of $50,000, is funded by the City of Knoxville Community Development Department. This program encourages business owners in the former empowerment zones to improve the face of their businesses that fronted major streets. When the program began in 2006, local business owners were confused by the process and were not participating. The Design Center was asked to develop possible design alternatives for these businesses to help promote the program. To date, the Design Center has created over 92 concept plans - many of which have been further developed by local architects and constructed.

Facades


Broadway Facade View

Facade Enhancement – 800 N. Broadway – Before Design


Facade Enhancement – 800 N. Broadway – Proposed Design


Broadway Facade View

Facade Enhancement – 800 N. Broadway – Built Design


Facade Enhancement – 1014 Sevier Ave. – Before Design


Business Signage

Facade Enhancement – 1014 Sevier Ave. – Proposed Design


Facade Enhancement – 3822 MLK Avenue – Before Design


Facade Enhancement – 3822 MLK Avenue – Proposed Design


Volunteer: Mike Keller, AIA

Facade Enhancement – 1909 Schofield – Before Design


Facade Enhancement – 1909 Schofield – Proposed Design


Sertoma Center of Knoxville – Before Design

Volunteer: Markus Chady, AIA


Sertoma Center of Knoxville – Proposed Design


Facade Enhancement – 3229 E. Magnolia – Before Design

Volunteer: Gene Burr, AIA


Facade Enhancement – 3229 E. Magnolia – Proposed Design


The ETCDC also participates in and helps to oversee various events throughout Knoxville, Knox County and the region. Some of these events include: •

Open Streets, a large day-long festival that closes a major city street to vehicular traffic and encourages people to fill the space with people-centered activities, • Seminars and Symposiums on topics such as Art and City Placemaking • PechaKucha, a Japanese-based presentation night where presenters have 20 slides to present a topic of their choosing, with 20 seconds to speak per slide. • Our annual Summer Party and Awards Gala

Events


Duane’s Welcome Party


Duane’s Welcome Party


ETCDC Board Bus Tour – Viewed over 100 projects in North & East Knoxville that the ETCDC has assisted with since 1970.


“Party Central” – Summer 2018


“Party Central” – Summer 2018


Open Streets – South Knoxville & Broadway


Meet the Speakers Liza Zenni. Executive Director at Arts & Culture Alliance. Liza serves as Executive Director of the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville, a membership-based organization of artists, arts and culture organizations, historic homes, and arts supporters in 11 East Tennessee counties. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and Master’s Degree from the Yale University School of Drama. Eric Asboe. Chattanooga Department of Transportation. Prior to joining the Chattanooga Department of Transportation, Eric was the Director of Development and Evaluation for Public Art in Saint Paul, where he worked closely on the development and implementation of multidisciplinary, innovative public artworks. Josiah Golson. 800 Collective. Josiah is an artist, lawyer, and writer from Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is the founder of 800 Collective, a diverse group of artists using art as a means of civic engagement and public discourse. Josiah's work comprises of creative workshops, public art projects, and community development.

Arts & City Placemaking Seminar


First Annual PARK(ing) Day Knoxville Partners: AIA East Tennessee & ASLA Tennessee


First Annual PARK(ing) Day Knoxville


Awards Gala –October 2018

Honored Joe & Pat Johnson and the Beck Cultural Exchange Center’s Delaney House


2018 Annual Member Meeting at Beck Cultural Exchange Center


Thanks to all of our volunteers and supporters who make our work possible!

With special thanks to:

Clayton Foundation

First Tennessee Foundation

SunTrust Foundation Haslam Family Foundation

East Tennessee Foundation Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


ETCDC 2018 Year-End Review  

Step back with us and look at all of the projects and events the East Tennessee Community Design Center was involved with in 2018!

ETCDC 2018 Year-End Review  

Step back with us and look at all of the projects and events the East Tennessee Community Design Center was involved with in 2018!

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