Drone Transit in Knoxville: A Conceptual Plan

Professor Marleen Davis’ and student research assistant, Nicholas Williams’ presentation on a vision for drones in KnoxvillePart of our annual Community Collaborative involves our partnership with the UT College of Architecture + Design. For the work on Sutherland Avenue, Professor Marleen Davis instructed her 3rd year students to pick sites for individual projects along the street, and work together to … Read More

Volunteer Highlight: Nathan Hunter, PLA, LEED AP BD+C

Nathan Hunter has lived in Knoxville on and off for more than half his life and spent the last eleven years of his landscape architecture career at IBI Placemaking downtown. After getting his Master’s Degree in LA from LSU Mr. Hunter honed his skills at a leading Urban Design and LA firm in Atlanta before moving back to Knoxville. He … Read More

Oak Ridge Gateway Progresses

The Oak Ridge Gateway, an ETCDC project from 2015, is progressing thanks to funding from TDOT. The project, which sought to create entrance signage and landscaping into the city, was the inspiration for the new sign that is planned for construction. While still in the public input phase as of February, the built reality of the sign is closer than … Read More

Legacy Parks Begins Fundraising For Veterans Memorial Park

  Our friends at Legacy Parks Foundation need your help to make an ETCDC project a reality! The Veterans Memorial Park is currently in the fundraising stage, and they are asking for support to make it happen. The Park, located on the north of French Broad River to the east of Knoxville, overlooks the East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. It … Read More

Collier Preserve Opens!

We are happy to announce that Collier Preserve, a 12-acre park located in the Powell community of Knoxville, had a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of March. The land for the new park was donated to Legacy Parks Foundation in 2016, who then approached the ETCDC for assistance in the design. Trey Benefield ASLA, AICP and Jessie Fears, Senior Staff … Read More

Meet the Board: Nathan Honeycutt, AIA – Immediate Past-President

Nathan is a Principal with McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects whose previous experience at both large and small firms has allowed him to work on projects all over the world. Since joining MHM, he has been both an award winning designer and a project manager on a variety of office, retail, hospitality, and educational buildings, as well as having experience in … Read More

Meet the Board: Dr. Dasha Lundy – Secretary

  Dr. Dasha Lundy is a leader and community advocate. She was born and raised in East Knoxville and still resides in that area. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from the University of TN at Chattanooga. She also has a Master and Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University and the University of TN … Read More

Meet the Board: Lizz Wetherall, NCIDQ – New Board Member

  My name is Lizz Wetherall and I am the Regional Manager for Steve Ward & Associates in East Tennessee. Every day, I work toward being a better resource for architects, designers, contractors, and facilities planners for their casework and millwork needs. Through my love for serving the community and my background in interior design, I am excited to spend … Read More

Meet the Board: Christian Corts – New Board Member

  Mr. Christian Corts is a native of South Carolina and a graduate of Samford University. His wife, Katie, and their two sons relocated to Knoxville in April of 2018. Corts is currently the Regional President of BB&T now Truist, and serves on the boards for the American Heart Association, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Clarence Brown Theatre. He is also a … Read More

Meet the Board: Scott Busby, AIA – President

J. Scott Busby, AIA is a partner with Smee + Busby Architects in Knoxville, Scott is the recipient of numerous local and state awards and received the 2000 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Award, given to only five recipients nationwide. Scott received his Bachelors of Architecture with Honors from the University of Tennessee, where he was a member … Read More