2018 AIA East Tennessee Honor Award, Renovation/Restoration, 2018 Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchid Award, Restaurant/Cafe/Bar/Brewery Category, 2018 City of Knoxville Equity Award
The Elkmont Exchange project took a neglected property on one of Knoxville’s most prominent arteries and created a landmark for the city. The triangulated wood screen wall applied to the outside is inspired by the original Elkmont topography. This dynamic yet warm design turned an existing, non-descript, CMU building into an attractive icon for North Knoxville. The exterior patio, terraces, and landscaped entrance displays custom fire pits, tree trunk tables, and metal water features. These elements bring a stylish urban garden experience into the heart of the city.
The interior has a casual sophistication that embodies modern rustic refinement. While the Building, Beer, and Food are fabulous this project will serve a larger purpose for Knoxville. It is already a community catalysis for an entire district and bringing new life to a previously blighted area.