Category: Community


Beardsley Farm

The recently completed education building for Beardsley Community Farm provides office space, multi-purpose meeting room, and accessible restrooms for staff and the hundreds of students and volunteers that visit this urban farm each year.  A large covered outdoor space serves as an entrance to the farm, and place for volunteers to check in, and an… Read more »

WDVX Ijams Meadowlark Music Feastival

It’s almost here!  The WDVX Ijams Meadowlark Music Festival will be on Saturday June 25th from noon until 11pm.  This is one of our favorite summertime events.  What could be better than enjoying great music and food while outdoors at Ijams Nature Center?  The Urban Wilderness is just a trail away so you can stretch… Read more »

Why we love working downtown

Recently during a lunch and learn, a representative asked our staff if we enjoyed our office being downtown. Our response was quick and unanimous, yes! It may seem like a no brainer to us, but maybe we can shed some light on why we like our little home sweet home. First and foremost, we love… Read more »

Blower Door Test at Lonsdale Homes

Last week we (Brad, Maxi, Robyn, and Peter) had an opportunity to go out to the almost completed Lonsdale Homes to get a glance at what happens during a blower door test and duct test. This is a step towards LEED for Homes certification. The Building Performance Rater set up the tests and walked us… Read more »

Celebrating Alternative Transportation

  Elizabeth Eason Architecture was recognized as one of Knoxville’s Best Workplaces for Commuters again this year! Awards were given out at a ceremony in Market Square on April 30th. The event was hosted by Smart Trips and was attended by City and County officials. Best Workplaces for Commuters recognizes employers that offer outstanding commuter… Read more »

Beardsley Community Farm

The Beardsley Community Farm project is moving a step further! After completing the design development phase, we are glad to say it is moving on to construction documents. The plans for the project are coming along nicely for the shelter that will serve as a critical threshold between the public entrance and the farm grounds.… Read more »

National Community Development Week

The City of Knoxville is participating in a National Celebration of Community Development. This year’s theme is “Changing Communities, Changing Lives” and focuses on making sure the community is aware of the resources that are available to it. One of the most important aspects of community development is affordable housing. Locally, Knox Housing Partnership works… Read more »

First Neighborhood Conference

  On Saturday, March 23, the City of Knoxville will host the first Neighborhood’s Conference at the Knoxville Convention Center. Sponsored by the City’s Office of Neighborhoods, theme is “Connecting Neighborhoods, Building Communities”. With 30 workshops being offered, some of the highlights are city sidewalks, HOA legal issues, codes enforcement, crime prevention, and neighborhood organization.… Read more »

Community Happenings

At Elizabeth Eason Architecture, we are proud of our commitment to our community. A few recent happenings include: -Monika Miller has been appointed to Knoxville’s Greenway Commission by Mayor Madeline Rogero. As a public member, Monika will play a role in advising the City, helping to develop new greenways, and maintaining those already in existence.… Read more »

Another Chance for Lakeshore Administrative Building

  The City of Knoxville has chosen Elizabeth Eason Architecture to produce a schematic design plan for the Administrative Building at Lakeshore Park. The building was built in 1884 in the Victorian style with Gothic Revival influences. Reports say that it was once the original hospital on the site, but then later was used for… Read more »