Wesley House Renovations
Project overview
YEAR: 2018 CLIENT: THE WESLEY HOUSE LOCATION: LONSDALE NEIGHBORHOOD, KNOXVILLE VOLUNTEER(S): VOLUNTEER: RIC MIXON, AIA
  • Wesley House is a local community center in the Lonsdale neighborhood of Knoxville
  • Design includes the addition of a new front walkway and canopy
  • An outdoor amphitheater classroom in the front lawn is a major site addition
  • Walking trail loops by existing trees are added along the main road
  • Facade improvements are suggested to fix damage done by mold on current EIFS exterior walls

AN INNER-CITY COMMUNITY CENTER GETS SOME MUCH NEEDED RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS The Wesley House is a non-profit community center located in the Lonsdale neighborhood of Knoxville, in Knox County. Wesley House describes their work as providing ‘academic, emotional, and spiritual support to 100+ at-risk inner-city students and providing fellowship and support to 28 deserving inner-city senior citizens’. The building they … Read More

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AN INNER-CITY COMMUNITY CENTER GETS SOME MUCH NEEDED RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS

The Wesley House is a non-profit community center located in the Lonsdale neighborhood of Knoxville, in Knox County. Wesley House describes their work as providing ‘academic, emotional, and spiritual support to 100+ at-risk inner-city students and providing fellowship and support to 28 deserving inner-city senior citizens’. The building they currently reside in was built in 1953 as Cansler School and was bought by Wesley House in 2013. The ETCDC was approached to do an analysis of the existing building to determine needed renovations, as well as to develop a master plan for the grounds.

The plan and renderings that were developed envision several new features for Wesley House, as well as tackling issues with the current building. New walking trails, a covered entrance walkway, and an outdoor amphitheater classroom are all additions to the building and grounds. New brick was suggested to replace part of the existing front facade in order to help remove mold damage caused by the existing, full-height EIFS construction. These renovations and additions can help Wesley House grow and better assist those under their care, and serve the Lonsdale community for years to come.

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