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    Visioning

    Community planning and streetscape design in compliance with Main Street USA. Master plan. Project “The Old City in Knoxville, Tennessee”

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    Design

    Developed a schematic design for Tellico Village Library. CDC Volunteer Architect Gregor Smee was awarded the project, construction completed during 2012. Thanks to Smee+Busby Architecture for photograph.

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    Transformation

    Renovations and enhancements to existing Philadelphia Tennessee public park. Community goal is to entice community use of this underutilized public park.

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    Adaptive

    Oakwood Elementary School is being renovated into an Assisted Living Facility. We documented the existing building conditions, obtained pricing for stabilization, and facilitated a public input meeting.

     

    The East Tennessee Community Design Center is seeking an Executive Director.

    Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 14, and should be emailed to: Executive.Director.Search.Committee@communitydc.org

    Click this link for the job description: ETCDC Exec Director Job Description

    Summit Hill and Gay Street Park Concepts have been posted.

    Please visit knoxvillepublicart.com to learn more about this exciting process and share your feedback with the Committee!

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    2014 Award Celebration Event Chair Patsy Williams, Honoree David Dewhirst, and Senator Becky Massey Duncan

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    Mary Holbrook – ETCDC Board President, Keynote Speaker Beth Miller- Executive Director Philadelphia’s Community Design Collaborative, Greg Usry,  Honoree David Dewhirst, and Mary Linda Schwarzbart – ETCDC Interim Executive Director

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    2014 Award Celebration held at the Knoxville Museum of Art

    Thanks to all those who attended!

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    Our Sustaining Members:

    These sustaining members have made a substantial financial commitment to the Center for a minimum of three (3) years.

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    The Community Design Center organizes people, researches ideas, and identifies resources to facilitate positive change in the region.

    Ijams Nature Center – Long Term Visioning session

    Primarily we provide architectural and engineering services to encourage community development efforts. We award grants of service to nonprofit groups in East Tennessee for projects that will serve the public at large. Professionals, including pro-bono volunteers, offer technical services so that nonprofits and community groups can benefit from their expertise at little or no cost. This helps fill a much-needed gap for those who are seeking grants or funding for a project by providing the conceptual design services that will create the vision, the plan, and the inspiration needed to fuel the process.

    Leslie at monthly design review meeting

    Often, we are called upon to help restore, renovate or recommend reuse of an existing structure, park, or neighborhood area, and we also use design to solve social problems, such as how design can reduce crime or neighborhood traffic. We bring together professionals who contribute design and engineering services to solve practical and aesthetic problems and who partner with groups who want to make a community a better place to live and work.