Duane Grieve
Executive DirectorOwner/architect of Grieve Associates Architects for 30 years, Grieve has been a member of Knoxville City Council since 2009, re-elected in 2013 and then elected 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.
Leslie Fawaz
Studio Design DirectorMs. Leslie Fawaz, AIA, CSI is responsible for all design related activities of the Center. She is a liaison between intern architects, project coordinators, and volunteer professionals and provides valuable mentoring to interns who are about to enter the professional world. Fawaz brings a wealth of experience from the design and construction profession. Fawaz received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee and has been a licensed architect since 2001. She is a member of Construction Specifications Institute Knoxville Chapter, and is a Certified Charrette Planner by the National Charrette Institute. Fawaz has been at the Community Design Center since October 2008.
J. Perry Childress
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 AssistantMr. Dustin Durham is responsible for creating presentation graphics, the monthly newsletter, and our social media posts. He also provides support for ETCDC events and assists the ETCDC Studio Design Director. Durham received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 2014 and is actively involved with BikeWalk Knoxville. He has been with the Design Center since September 2017.



Scott Busby, AIA

Kristin Lee Grove
1st Vice President

Carey Parker
2nd Vice President

Dr. Dasha Lundy

Nathaniel Shelso

Nathan Honeycutt, AIA
Immediate Past President


Kathryn G. Baldwin, AICP

Bill Bruce, MLA

Megan Chafin, AIA

Christian Corts

Dwane Dishner

Alicia Griego

Mary Wells Holbrook

Mary Kathryn Kennard

Maggie Kornahrens

Shana Love

Peter Ludman, AIA

Lane E. McCarty, Esq.

Randy Merritt

Alli Montgomery, AIA

Mary Beth Robinson, CIDQ, CAPS

Charley Sexton

Lizz Wetherall, NCIDQ, LEED GA


Ken McMahon
City of Knoxville

Jeff Welch
Knoxville-Knox County Planning

Jason Young
UT College of
Architecture + Design


Dr. Joseph E. Johnson

Douglas H. McCarty, FAIA

Gideon Fryer*

Bruce McCarty, FAIA*

John A. Walker, Jr. Esq.*

*in memoriam