About our Studio

Sustainability is at the heart and soul of our firm. As one of our clients said, It’s not about a checklist for us it’s in our DNA.  We are passionate about finding design solutions that are beneficial for the nature around us, the waters where we play, the air we breathe, and the communities where we live.   We want to collaborate with you to design sustainable and delightful spaces.  In each project, we will find creative solutions that are rooted in location and beneficial to the environment.

“It’s clear that sustainability is in your firm’s DNA.”

You are part of the team!  Design, permitting and construction involve many decisions. If this is your first project, the thought of jumping in may be overwhelming.  We will be here to guide you through the process.

Our design team will first take time to understand your needs before we begin design.  We want to know how you want to live, how do you want your office to function or how do you want your clients to feel when they enter your new space. Is energy efficiency important to you, abundant daylight, fresh air or are healthy interiors a priority?  Your goals and priorities will guide us as we select systems and materials in the design of your project.

We can assist you with plans review and approvals from the local authority, state Fire Marshall, historic zoning commission, planning commission, or others as needed.

During construction, we are available to review submittals and make site visits to see that the design and detailing we have developed for your sustainable project is proceeding as intended.  If questions come up during construction, and they will, we are available to work with you and the contractor to find the best solutions.

Whether you need an office designed for staff interaction, a commercial kitchen that flows more efficiently, a medical clinic that is calm and relaxing, a scaled down retirement home or a home addition for a growing family; we are here to help you achieve your goals.

At Elizabeth Eason Architecture, our focus on sustainability also extends to our own office space, employee benefits, office policies and community involvement.  We believe having flexible work hours contributes to a healthy live-work balance.  We are available to meet with clients in the evenings or on weekends, but you may also find us at river regattas, yoga class, woodworking projects, a day hike, or mountain biking in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.

Ready to get started? Contact us at 865.525.9066 or info@EEArchitecture.com

Certifications

Licensed in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

Woman Owned Small Business

LEED Green Associate, LEED Building Design and Construction, LEED Homes, LEED Fellow

ELIZABETH EASON

AIA, LEED FELLOW

Elizabeth Eason founded Elizabeth Eason Architecture, LLC in 2003 and serves as principal architect. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Architecture, and she brings over 20 years of professional experience to the firm. Her work experience includes commercial, retail, hospitality, residential, and government clients. She has worked with architects, engineers, and contractors in Melbourne Australia; Seattle Washington; and Eugene Oregon, but Knoxville has always been her hometown.

Her passion for sustainable design began early during a childhood spent playing in the East Tennessee mountains. Naturally, she grew up with an appreciation of the ecological beauty of this region. Elizabeth continues to spend free time hiking and playing in the mountains.

Elizabeth is a founding member of the East Tennessee U.S. Green Building Council and served two terms as chair. She has served on the Knoxville Tree Board, Knox Heritage, and volunteers with the East Tennessee Community Design Center. She also served on the Knoxville Energy and Sustainability Task Force and Governor Bredesen’s Tennessee Energy Policy Task Force. She currently serves on the Knoxville Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission and as chair of the US Green Building Council Tennessee Chapter board of directors.

MONIKA MILLER

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Monika Miller’s interest in design and sustainability led her to architecture because she saw a need and potential for improvement in this realm. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture with honors from the University of Tennessee and is a licensed architect. Monika works as a Project Architect, marketing coordinator and bike messenger at Elizabeth Eason Architecture, LLC.

Outside of work, Monika can be found exploring the city by bike, hiking in the mountains, designing clothes, or reading on her porch. She enjoys promoting and eating locally grown foods, aspires toward a carbon-neutral lifestyle, and served on Knoxville TPO’s Regional Bike Advisory Committee and Knoxville’s Greenways Commission.

GEOFFREY CAVALIER

ASSOC. AIA, LEED GREEN ASSOC.

Geoffrey is a designer in our firm. He earned his Bachelor or Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 2015. While in school he concentrated on learning about sustainable design practices and used that knowledge when he was a part of the Green Oak Initiative design team. The team won gold at UTK EUReCa for designing a net-zero energy/water bunk house for the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky. He was drawn to Elizabeth Eason Architecture because of their passion for sustainability and general altruistic philosophy.

When outside of the studio he likes to spend his time “urban hiking” throughout Downtown Knoxville and utilizing its many restaurants, shops, theaters, and festivals. He also spends time indulging himself in stories through books, movies, TV shows, and face-to-face conversations.

JASON COLE

AIA, LEED GREEN ASSOC.

Jason is an architect with his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology from East Tennessee State University, and a Master of Architecture with concentrations in Urban Design as well as Historic Conservation and Stewardship from The University of Tennessee. He was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal at the University of Tennessee. While in graduate school, he participated as a graduate research assistant on the PlanET research project Knoxville 2040: Centers and Corridors, and completed his research and design thesis on using civic architecture as a catalyst to support a sustainable system of urban agriculture.

His lifelong interest in the built environment lead him to pursue an education that would prepare him for architectural design and fabrication. In his personal time, he can often be found cycling local greenways, kayaking the local rivers and lakes, as well as hiking or gardening. Indoors, he can often be found in his workshop, turning wood as a hobby.