Tag: Elizabeth Eason Architecture


Brush Creek Farm – Advanced Framing

  Beth recently made a trip to Middle Tennessee to check on the construction progress of the Brush Creek Farm Residence. The foundation is complete and the wall framing has begun. For Brush Creek Farm, we utilized a framing method known as advanced framing. The goal of advanced framing is to minimize the amount of framing material used and to improve the… 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 »

Brush Creek Moves Ahead

The residence at Brush Creek is moving ahead with construction started. Most recently, the trench for the water and geothermal heating system was dug. This system will provide heating and cooling by using the ground temperature as the exchange medium rather than the outside air temperature that is normally used. The trench begins at the… Read more »

The Shelton Group is “Walking the Walk”

With the Shelton Group project finished in the Old City, we wanted to highlight their commitment to a sustainable culture. The Shelton Group describes their commitment on their website under the ‘Walking the Walk’ page. They share what they have done to implement sustainable strategies in both their new space and in the lifestyles of… Read more »

Brush Creek Home Construction

  Construction will begin soon on a custom residence at Brush Creek Farm, near Clarksville, Tennessee. Our team is working towards a net zero energy goal. With a current HERS rating of -3, the project is also reaching for LEED Platinum. The house has many different environmental designs to help achieve this. Geothermal systems will… Read more »

Competition Entry

  A few weeks ago, our office entered the Add-On ’13 competition. Bringing together local knowledge and international expertise, the competition is set in Cape Cod and the project is to design an accessory unit on the site of an existing home. The town of Wellfleet is promoting accessory dwellings as a means of affordable… 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 »