presenting sponsor

Presenting Sponsor - Shannon Foster Boline Group

Design Awards: Online People’s Choice Vote

April 1 – 30

Cast your vote for the best new architecture in East Tennessee.


“See design in the everyday”

#everydayknox Instagram Contest

April 1 – April 30

From where we live to where we work; from where we play to where we worship; Architecture and design shapes our everyday lives.

While you are walking the dog or grabbing a coffee with friends, look up and show us what you see. It could be a detail you have admired many times or that moment as the sun rakes across Market Square. It could be off the beaten path or so common it’s often overlooked. This campaign challenges us to notice design as a part of the everyday (or any day).

Show us how you see East Tennessee. 

First Friday Art Salon

Friday, April 5, 5:30pm-9:00pm

@ Free Service Tire

304 W. Jackson Ave.

Allied Partner:
Knox Heritage

Join us for the First Friday pop-up gallery celebrating the vast range of original works of art created by architects and related professionals in East Tennessee. Don’t miss out on this one-night only event. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Modernism Home Tour

Saturday, April 6

Sponsored by Mid Mod Collective

It’s that time of year again, time for the Mid-Century & Modernism Home Tour! Join us for a unique collection of homes and the rare opportunity to see inside these Knoxville gems. The homes this year include a modern home nestled on a hill top overlooking the mountains, another taking advantage of panoramic views to their surrounding forest, as well as historic and newly constructed Mid-Century residences in Holston Hills and Sequoyah Hills.

Houses open at 10:00am and close at 4:00pm

Check-in opens 9:00am at Mid Mod Collective

Check-in will close at 12:30pm

$20 per person, children 15 and under are free

Design Slam

Thursday, April 11, 5:30PM-7:30PM
@ Schulz Bräu 

In Partnership with the East Tennessee Community Design Center

The Symposium

Friday, April 12

Square Room

Mayoral Candidates Marshall Stair, Indya Kincannon, and Eddie Mannis) will be presenting on how they see Design influencing the future of our city.)

Knox Bricks & Blocks

Saturday, April 13, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: East Tennessee History Historical Museum Auditorium – 601 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902

Sponsored by:  General Shale Brick

Partners:  Beyond a Brick  & Dogwood Arts Festival  

Knox Bricks & Blocks theme this year is Design Knoxville! Each kid will get to pick any building to make up the city of Knoxville (ie: Shops, Churches, Houses, Town Halls, Museum, etc.).  Lego’s will be available on site.  Architects will be on hand to answer any questions about specific building types.  The goal is to create engage kids about the building and design profession. Online registration is encouraged so we can make sure we have enough legos, tables, chairs & volunteers.

Takes place during the Dogwood Arts Festival –  which is running from 10am – 9pm on Market Square & Krutch Park. Please allow plenty of time to park in nearby parking garages.

Cost:  Free
Age:  Kids age 5-18

Online Registration available via Facebook page.

Volunteers needed!  Need Architects to donate time to engage kids during build time 2-4.  Anticipate 30-40 kids this year.

Contact:  Michelle Mokry, email:  [email protected]  phone:  865-386-8200


Sir David Adjaye / Adjaye Associates

Monday, April 15 6:00pm

@ Cox Auditorium / Alumni Memorial Building

Hosted by The University of Tennessee College of Architecture & Design
Funded by the General Shale Lecture Series

No Cost

Design Awards Gala

Saturday, May 4

A red carpet event in celebration of design excellence, individual achievements, and fellowship. All are welcome.

Presenting Sponsor

Shannon-Foster Boline Group

Event Host Sponsors

Modernism Home Tour
Mid Mod Collective

Design Slam
Pella Window and Doors

The Symposium
Partners Development

Knox Bricks and Blocks
General Shale

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