Jeff Castor Now a Licensed Architect in the State of Tennessee

The Lewis Group Architects is pleased to announce that Jeff Castor, AIA, LEED AP BD+C has successfully completed the requirements of the Architect Registration Exam in the state of Tennessee. He is a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a Master of Architecture and Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. Jeff has been an asset to the education studio playing an integral role in projects for The University of Tennessee and local school systems.

LGA’s own Christina Pint Honored at the “Bernhard Hoesli: Collages”

LGA architect, Christina Betanzos Pint, visited University of Texas at Arlington on February 24 for a reception celebrating the recent opening of the exhibition titled “Bernhard Hoesli: Collages” that she originally curated in 2001.  Thanks to a renewed interest in the Hoesli’s work, the exhibition is traveling again.  Bernhard Hoesli was a Swiss architect who taught in the United States in the 50’s and 60’s and later practiced and taught in his hometown of Zurich, Switzerland until his death in 1984.  Along with Colin Rowe, John Hedjuk, Werner Seligmann, John Shaw, and, Robert Slutzky among others, Hoesli came to be known as one of the “Texas Rangers” – the group of young professors who began their teaching careers at the University of Texas at Austin and whose collaborations identified and defined key concepts of Modernist architecture and urbanism and revolutionized the way architecture, specifically Modern architecture, is taught in the United States and abroad.  Hoesli’s collages, directly influenced by the trajectories in art made possible by Cubism, demonstrate the concept of phenomenal transparency developed by Rowe, Slutzky, and Hoesli, and first described in the now classic essay, “Transparency: Literal and Phenomenal”.  The collages are also closely linked to the Hoesli’s concept of the “dialogical city” and Rowe’s concept of “collage city”.  The exhibition is open until March 10 in Arlington, TX (Click here to see exhibition announcement.) and will then travel to Cooper Union in New York where it will be shown until April 30.  To learn more or to obtain a copy of the exhibition catalog write to

Visit our Facebook and LinkedIn page to see photos from her trip.

Ben Atchley State Veterans’ Home Rated 5 Star

The Ben Atchley State Veterans' Home was rated a 5 star nursing home facility for the second straight year! LGA is extremely proud to be part of such a great facility!

To read more about this, please follow the link provided by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Employment Opportunity

The Lewis Group Architects, Inc., P.C. (LGA) with locations in Knoxville and Cleveland, Tennessee, is an architecture and interior design firm with over 30 years of history working in East Tennessee. LGA provides services in architecture, interior architecture, interior design, and master planning for project types including; healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, commercial, senior living, and civic.

LGA has an opening for an intermediate level architectural drafter with a minimum of 5 years of experience in architectural production (SD through CD phases) and proficiency in REVIT and AutoCAD.

Qualifications and Skills:
• Proficiency in AutoCAD and REVIT
• Working knowledge of construction document preparation
• Working knowledge of ADA and building code requirements
• Ability to prioritize and manage tasks against deadlines
• Ability to handle more than one project at a time
• Ability to communicate effectively with others
• Good organizational skills and attention to detail
• Resourcefulness and strong work ethic
• Bachelor of Architecture degree required
• Architecture licensing completed or in progress preferred, but other qualified candidates may also be considered
• LEED AP preferred, but not required
• Legal U.S. work status only

Submit resume via email to Craig Lewis at Please provide references.

Construction Begins on Strong Hall Renovation and Expansion

Work has begun on turning the vacant Sophronia Strong Hall into a large and modern science class and laboratory facility. The two-year, $114 million project marks the first big step in addressing the university’s need for general class and laboratory space.

The new nine-story, 268,000-square-foot building will be home to the anthropology and earth and planetary sciences departments and also provide critical instruction and lab space for the general biology and chemistry departments. Work began on reassignment of utilities and asbestos abatement this week.

To read more, please follow the link provided by Tennessee Today.

Cleveland Municipal Building Reviewed

Needs for more space and renovations have led to consideration of a new building for Cleveland government.

Read more: Cleveland Daily Banner - Municipal Building project reviewed

Time Lapse Video of Alcoa High School

Please follow the link provided to see Alcoa High School's progress with a time lapse video.

Alcoa High School - Time Lapse (140 days)

UT Program Almost Cut 5 Years Ago Has Promising Future

(WBIR-University of Tennessee) Five years ago, no one was sure of the future of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology program on the University of Tennessee campus, after proposed budget cuts threatened to eliminate the program altogether.

To read more, please click on the this link provided by WBIR.

Alcoa High School Construction Webcam

You can now follow the entire construction process by following the link below provided by Multivista.

Alcoa High School Construction Webcam

Alcoa High School Breaks Ground

For more information on this story, please follow the link provided by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Alcoa High Schools Breaks Ground

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