Duane Grieve, FAIA
Executive DirectorOwner/architect of Grieve Associates Architects for 30 years, Grieve was a member of Knoxville City Council from 2009 to 2017, including being Vice Mayor in 2015. Grieve exited public office in December 2017 because of term limits. For 14 years, he was a tenured assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Tennessee and has served as an adjunct professor in professional practice during various semesters. Grieve became an AIA fellow in 1997 for his service to the profession and was local and state President, Gulf States Regional Director, National Treasurer and Chairman of the National AIA Trust. He has served in many volunteer capacities, including serving as the ETCDC Board Chair in the 1980’s. Currently he serves on the boards of Legacy Parks Foundation, Knoxville History Project, Arts & Cultural Alliance and the city’s Public Arts Committee.
Jan Mosadegh
AdministratorMs. Jan Mosadegh is the Administrative Assistant for the Executive Director, and, along with financial accounting responsibilities assists the Director in an administrative capacity. Mosadegh focuses on the daily business activities including AR, AP and payroll. After graduating from the University of Tennessee in 1984 with a degree in Marketing, Mosadegh was the Communications Coordinator for the Tennessee Valley Fair for many years before becoming the Marketing Director for United Way of Blount County. Mosadegh has been with the Community Design Center since August, 1998.
J. Perry Childress
Design Studio Project CoordinatorMr. J. Perry Childress provides in-house technical support in design, planning, recreation, and facility development for the East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC). A graduate of the University of Tennessee School of Architecture, he has been employed by ETCDC for over 30 years. Childress served on the National Park Service Elkmont project team as a designer and historic preservation specialist.
Dustin Durham
Design Studio CoordinatorMr. Dustin Durham is responsible for creating presentation graphics, the monthly newsletter, our social media posts, and maintaining this site. He also provides support for ETCDC events and assists the Design Studio Director in various other capacities. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 2014 and is actively involved with BikeWalk Knoxville. He is a passionate advocate for New Urbanist planning, beautiful buildings and public spaces, bike lanes, and fighting climate change. He has been with the Design Center since September 2017.
Cam Coppala
Membership Coordinator

Mr. Cameron Coppala is responsible for maintaining our donor database, writing member communications, and assisting with other member-related administrative duties.  Cam received his B.A. in Psychology and Linguistics from Emory University in 2016, followed by his M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Cam moved to Knoxville in 2020, working at several local businesses before joining the Design Center. Outside of work, Cam can usually be found petting his cat or working on his garden. Cam has been with the Design Center since October 2023.



Kristin Lee Grove

Carey Parker
1st Vice President

Nathaniel Shelso
2nd Vice President

Randy Merritt

Ross Goodman

Scott Busby, AIA
Immediate Past President


Kathryn G. Baldwin, AICP

Leslie Bateman

Ben Bentley

Patrick Brown, PLA, ASLA

Megan Chafin, AIA

Kristin Colwell

Jeremiah Corbett, AIA, NCARB, LEED

Courtney Cox, Esq.

Julie Dalby, NCIDQ, RID

Elizabeth Goodale

Nathan Hunter, PLA, LEED BD+C

Shana Love

Alli Montgomery, AIA

Sharon Moore

Maggie Morgan

Alison Oakes

Amy Taylor

Lizz Wetherall, NCIDQ, LEED GA


Kevin Dubose
City of Knoxville

Amy Brooks
Knoxville-Knox County Planning

Scottie McDaniel
UT College of
Architecture + Design


Mary Wells Holbrook

Douglas H. McCarty, FAIA

Gideon Fryer*

Dr. Joseph E. Johnson*

Bruce McCarty, FAIA*

John A. Walker, Jr. Esq.*

*in memoriam