SOLS Institute of Beauty
Project overview
YEAR: 2018 CLIENT: Sols Writing Center LOCATION: Burlington, Knoxville, Knox County VOLUNTEER(S): Ric Mixon, AIA
  • Non-profit serving Burlington neighborhood
  • Building would house a natural hair studio
  • The program would also help inner-city youths develop life and career skills
  • Building is situated on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in the middle of historic downtown Burlington, which is undergoing revitalization from the local community members

An Inner-City Youth Development Center and Hair Studio The Sols Career Development Program developed by Sherri Williams was established to restore underserved adult women and at risk females with job skills, life skills, book publishing, apprenticeship job training and entrepreneur leadership development. Also improving their spiritual and professional leadership skills for their families and their communities. Sherri Williams wanted to … Read More

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An Inner-City Youth Development Center and Hair Studio

The Sols Career Development Program developed by Sherri Williams was established to restore underserved adult women and at risk females with job skills, life skills, book publishing, apprenticeship job training and entrepreneur leadership development. Also improving their spiritual and professional leadership skills for their families and their communities. Sherri Williams wanted to establish a training center in Burlington. She requested assistance from the ETCDC and volunteer Ric Mixon, AIA. The design team developed conceptual floor plans and renderings for the proposed facility.

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