...................Knoxville Builder's Exchange
........................Location: Knoxville, TN
........................Size:.......Office: 8,370 SF
........................Scope:.....Complete conversion of an existing
.......................................older building with added new construction
.......................................and modernization

...................Knoxville Builder's Exchange
........................Location: Knoxville, TN
........................Size:.......Office: 8,370 SF
........................Scope:.....Complete conversion of an existing
.......................................older building with added new construction
.......................................and modernization

...................Knoxville Builder's Exchange
........................Location: Knoxville, TN
........................Size:.......Office: 8,370 SF
........................Scope:.....Complete conversion of an existing
.......................................older building with added new construction
.......................................and modernization

...................Knoxville Builder's Exchange
........................Location: Knoxville, TN
........................Size:.......Office: 8,370 SF
........................Scope:.....Complete conversion of an existing
.......................................older building with added new construction
.......................................and modernization

...................Knoxville Builder's Exchange
........................Location: Knoxville, TN
........................Size:.......Office: 8,370 SF
........................Scope:.....Complete conversion of an existing
.......................................older building with added new construction
.......................................and modernization



....The Knoxville Builders Exchange was seeking to expand their facilities on an existing site, but early site and design studies quickly proved that to be impractical. Therefore the search began for a new building site.

....Across the street from the Knoxville Builders Exchange sat an unoccupied building with little aesthetic appeal or character, an old church facility that had been converted to a medical supply office and warehouse. Although the building had been considered previously and rejected, we looked again at the facility with a new perspective, revival of the church sanctuary space as the main plans room with additions to the original that would give KBE a functional facility.

....This design concept was to remove the previously built second floor and reinstall the old sanctuary spacefs timber scissor beams to create a grand plans room for the Knoxville Builders Exchange. Old brick walls and other elements of the original building were left intact as much as possible and new added elements were designed with a distinctively new character, yet one that mimics the old to provide a functional rebirth to an old and unused inner city facility.