Tag: Elizabeth Eason Architecture


New Roots at Dutch Valley View

  Right before the holidays, the group here at Elizabeth Eason Architecture made a trip out to our project out at Dutch Valley View. We were able to plant a white dogwood tree in the shared courtyard space giving Knox Housing Partnership a jump on their landscaping plans. We purchased the dogwood from Stanley’s Greenhouse… Read more »

A Greener New Year

The age old question always comes around at the beginning of every New Year and it comes in many different forms. What will I do this year to make it better than the last? What do I want to do to make my life better? What will I do to change my look, lifestyle, attitude,… Read more »

Reuse for the Shelton Group’s new office

  Reused, salvaged and recycled materials are featured in the new office for Shelton Group in Knoxville’s Old City. This is a photo of one of the screen walls made of salvaged cardboard tubes.  We collected tubes from local carpet companies, a metal roof manufacturer and our printer at Lellyett & Rogers.  The walls were… Read more »

Larry Cox Senior Center Ribbon Cutting

Elizabeth Eason Architecture celebrated the ribbon cutting on the newly renovated Larry Cox Senior Center with the City of Knoxville on August 22, 2012. Built originally to house a community gym, in recent years the building has been used as a senior center as shifting neighborhood demographics created a need for such a space. The… Read more »

Gay Street named a Great Street

Some attention has recently been called to the great street we call home. Gay Street gained national attention as it made the 2012 American Planning Association’s Great Streets list, as part of their Great Places initiative. This month marks our third year on Gay Street and we’re glad to call it home! Gay Street was… Read more »

Construction Update from Tellico Lake

Remember back in June when framing was just beginning at an EEA-designed house on Tellico Lake? It was beautiful weather for a site visit this week, so we took advantage. Here is a view of the house as it looks from the driveway, and some views out from the breakfast room and the kitchen porch.… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 9 of 9

Part 9: Innovation in Design Process Our office earned 4 innovation credits, 2 for exemplary performance of existing LEED credits and 2 for sustainable practices that are not (yet) credited under the LEED rating system. 1: The credit for Furniture and Furnishing Reuse requires a minimum of 30% reuse by value; we were able to… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 8 of 9

Part 8: Daylight and Views “Daylighting reduces the need for electric lighting of building interiors, which, if integrated into the overall approach to lighting, can result in decreased energy use. A well-designed daylit building is estimated to reduce lighting energy use by 50% to 80%. This conserves natural resources and reduces air pollution impacts due… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 7 of 9

Part 7: Air Quality “Americans spend an average of 90% of their time indoors, so the quality of the indoor environment has a significant influence on their well-bring, productivity, and quality of life. The US Environmental Protection Agency reports that pollutant levels of indoor environments may run 2 to 5 times- and occasionally more than… Read more »

LEED Gold- How did we do it? Part 6 of 9

Part 6: Materials “(Materials and Resources) credits focus on two main issues: the environmental impact of materials brought into the project building, and the minimization of landfill and incinerator disposal for materials that leave the project building.” This includes “selecting sustainable materials, practicing waste reduction, reducing waste at its source, reusing and recycling.” -US Green… Read more »