Skip to content

Barbermcmurry Wins Seven AIA East TN Design Awards



BarberMcMurry Architects won seven of fourteen design awards presented to projects at recent AIA East Tennessee ceremonies. Every project the firm submitted won at least one award.

The awards were judged by a jury of architects from South Carolina. The Radio Systems Corporation Idea Lab, the Boetger residence and a renovation of the Hicks family residence won Merit Awards. The AMS Corporation Laboratory and Workspace renovation won a Citation Award.

The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus won the Divine Detail award. The Boetger residence also won the People’s Choice Award — determined by public votes through an online platform — while the Cathedral also won the Chapter’s Choice Award.

At AMS Corporation, BarberMcMurry designed an extensive renovation to an existing office park building to hold collaborative work and laboratory spaces and a state-of-the-art electromagnetic compatibility chamber. The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus includes more than 40,000 square feet of new and renovated space in a timeless, classical design characterized by an intense attention to detail. Inspired by the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence, Italy, the building’s iconic dome is 147 feet high.

The Radio Systems Corporation Idea Lab is a renovation to a former corporate gym, transforming the space into a collaborative work area with prominent windows, mobile furniture for maximum flexibility, and pet-friendly features for a pet-friendly company.

The Hicks residence project involved an addition and renovation to a lake home that expanded the kitchen, dining and living areas and inserted a three story core stair.

The Boetger residence is owned and was designed by BarberMcMurry Director of Design and Senior Vice President Chad Boetger. The home, located in Holston Hills, introduces a modern element to the neighborhood while showcasing energy efficient and sustainable design techniques.

Founded in 1915, BarberMcMurry Architects is one of the most experienced architectural design firms in Tennessee, specializing in innovative planning, beautiful architecture and interior design that bring value to clients and community.

More Stories

  • Latest Issue 6 20

    Read More
  • Editor's Letter

    If it were a normal April, I’d wish everyone a happy spring and rhapsodize over the forsythia, dogwoods, redbuds, jonquils and tulips that never fail to lift my spirits. But this is not a normal April. We’re dealing with things that seemed unimaginable just a month or so ago. And it’s hard to predict what next week or next month may bring. Read More
  • Downtown Knoxville Alliance Helps Prospective Residents Explore Options

    Developers have started construction on a combined 420 new residential units in Downtown Knoxville, signaling continued housing demand within the central business district, which is a 0.67-square-mile area in the city’s core. The new rental and purchase options will push the district’s housing units to more than 2,000, in addition to units in surrounding downtown neighborhoods. Read More
  • The Christman Company Acquires Medco Construction

    The Christman Company, a national construction management and real estate development firm based in Lansing, Michigan, and with an office in Knoxville, Tennessee, has acquired MEDCO Construction in Texas. The acquisition allows Christman, which also has an office in Grapevine, Texas, to expand its construction services and sets the stage for growth in Texas and surrounding areas. Read More