Architecture Portfolio

At oysk3 architects, Knoxville architects with expertise in commercial architecture and residential architecture serves client's need in both home design and commercial building design. We have a passion for commercial architecture projects from restaurants, hotels, offices, to healthcare facilities. Our decades of experience in architecture and design help ensure your commercial building project runs as smoothly as possible. Those years of experience go a long way to make sure your new space fits your needs and goals perfectly. Why settle for anything less?

hospitality and hotel architecture projects

Our hotel architecture builds upon our decades of creating intelligent, expressive design solutions, OYSK3 Architects creates experiential hotel designs that every guest enjoys. Our expert team takes an inclusive, forward-thinking approach to create hotel plans for our clients, their guests and communities. We offer holistic design services including architecture, interior design, site design, planning and feasibility services. Consistent reliable and responsive are the pillars of our design team who balance beauty and performance in each environment we create.

Hilton Garden Inn

This hotel architecture project includes a 67,000 square feet, 4-story hotel comprises 114 rooms of various types and sizes, with some suites with in-room spa, and some grouped suites.

Ample parking is provided on site together with a covered porte-cochere entrance. The challenges of this project were related to the site. Although the site was over 3 acres it was encumbered with an existing detention basin serving the development and a petroleum pipeline dissecting the remaining land area.

Placement of the building was critical. The grand pavilion lobby is the focal point of the building and served as the hotel lobby, main desk, gathering lounges, dining room, bar, and kitchen service line.

A commercial kitchen provides food service to the hotel and conference facilities. An interior pool area with exterior windows looks out to the landscaped courtyard and the exterior spa. Exercise facilities look into the pool area and out to the courtyard. An elevated exterior event deck looks over the pavilion and exterior court. Meeting rooms open to the exterior decks at the courtyard level. A loading dock, laundry, employee lounge, and maintenance areas support the facility operations.

The regional conference center was designed to host a diversity of events from large gatherings to small meetings.

The main ballroom will accommodate gatherings as large as 700 people and would serve 400 people at tables. The main space can be divided into smaller meeting rooms for flexibility to serve smaller group sizes or break-out sessions.

The facility also has multiple conference/boardrooms accommodating various kinds of meeting and activities. The facility has full kitchen facilities to serve large groups or functions. The entire facility was designed with the latest technology for network, internet, and AV capabilities. The building structure is structural steel frame with brick masonry and synthetic stucco exterior and is attached to the Manchester Holiday Inn.

Tree Houses designs in Gatlinburg Tennessee

Architects Gatlinburg TN - The design of tree houses extending over steep embankments created the maximum views for the 30 residential buildings for this site located in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee area.

The spaces accommodate a main Living area with screened porch open on all three sides to appreciate the best views. And an access ladder that leads to the loft for an additional sleep area above the kitchen area/bathroom.

healthcare design projects

With decades of experience in healthcare architecture, we are healthcare design specialists. Since our founding in 1995, senior home design has always been a major focus of our practice. OYSK3 Architects has gained a reputation for developing solutions that focus on the needs of the patients our clients serve. This is best demonstrated by the fact that OYSK3 Architects has worked on wide range of projects at many health systems around Tennessee and the region.

Prosperity Pointe Assisted Living & Memory Care Knoxville TN - The healthcare design of this new assisted living and memory care facility was created by converting an existing three story, 80 room, hotel structure to meet the requirements of the State of Tennessee Health Department.

The facility covers over 23,000 square feet and accommodates 54 living units. The complex includes a 1,600 square feet addition that houses a new kitchen and open dining room as well as a new sunroom. The existing pool and outdoor area were transformed into a new secured outdoor area for the residents. The design of the building also incorporates the ability to simply attach a future residential wing to the existing facility to serve additional residents as the need arises.

University Commons Urgent Care

The urgent care healthcare design was implemented into a new space adjacent to the local university. The interior design incorporated a large waiting area to provide a view of the mural between the colonnade on the side wall.

The treatment area included 8 exam rooms, 2 doctor offices with the nurse’s station and laboratory being central. An x-ray room provided the practitioner's full capabilities to treat patients within the space.

Autumn Care Assisted Living

The new construction of assisted living facility. The architecture & design for this healthcare facility comprises the incorporation of suites, one bedroom, and two bedroom living units, with a potential for 60 beds.

The healthcare facility also includes support areas for the facility as well as recreational spaces within one spacious living/dining/activity area that opens into an open courtyard within the center of the building to provide security for the residents. Other areas included are a beauty parlor, spa, a physical therapy room, theater room, library, and additional sitting areas.

Beverly Park Place

Beverly Park Place addition of a corridor conection. Their new corridor connector consisted of two floor levels above an existing two floor connecting corridor at Beverly Park Place Health & Rehabilitation Facility. Now a four level design, that will increase patient and staff flow. The existing passenger elevator was refurbished with new interior design. New glazing replaced to improve natural light. Final design included improving the site of the facility to accommodate ambulances and more efficient vehicle access with a new outdoor canopy.

restaurant design projects

Our goal at OYSK3 Architects, as restaurant designers, is about bringing your vision to life. Balancing everything required in a restaurant architecture project makes the difference in creating a modern and functional restaurant that sets you up for success. What you need is restaurant design with the investor, chef, and guest in mind.
The OYSK3 team puts your ideas together and brings your restaurant design to life. We are a full-service restaurant and industrial kitchen design firm that offers interior and architecture design along with permitting, construction coordination and equipment supply in the Tennessee area.

Water Into Wine is a one of a kind wine bar in Farragut, Tennessee. We worked closely with the owner on this modern restaurant design from the very beginning looking at lease space options to determine the best location.

Once the space was selected, we began the process of putting her dream restaurant design down on paper. A complete transformation of a vacant tenant space was designed and came to life perfectly with various seating options and even opportunity for private parties.

Flexibility was desired for the layout to accommodate live music on the weekends and a wide range of needs for gatherings large and small.

Kefi Restaurant

Located in the Old City, the owners of Kefi transformed a vacant 4,000 square foot vehicle repair space into a favorite local drink and food spot for Knoxville.

The early 20th-century warehouse structure has two-foot thick exterior walls supporting the internal wood structure. A fire separation between the new restaurant and the existing apartments on the second floor had to be established and not easy as you can imagine with the age of the property. This award winning design presented a lot of unique opportunities to use our creativity. Kefi was a great opportunity for our team to shine, putting our problem solving, and architectural skills to the test.

Petro's & Brewsters Ice Cream

A new location for the Petro’s Chili & Chips franchise, the first of a few in the area and folks were excited. Approximately 1,700 square feet, the restaurant features open seating, an outdoor patio, kitchen with service area and a drive-thru window. Exterior design incorporated a combination of materials, consolidating stucco and stone.

A Knoxville staple at Brewsters Ice Cream, needed more and well equiped space. The restaurant features a cozy customer space, with outdoor patio, and full commercial kitchen with all the ice cream cooling needs. Interior and exterior design incorporated a combination of materials, consolidating stucco, stone and giant windows.

With careful attention to detail and need, we helped re-imagine the space to both blend-in perfectly with the surrounding area and affordably serve our client's needs.

general commercial architecture projects

Whether you need plans for a opening a daycare, expanding your offices or building a new commercial property, OYSK3 architects has the commercial architecture experts to help you.
commercial architecture projects are similar to what clients can expect from a residential architecture and design project, but on a much larger and more complex scale. After all, architects design and specifications for commercial buildings– offices and factories, retail outlets, and shopping malls, sports facilities and air space facilities–with the same degree of structural integrity and attention to detail, with a greater emphasis on public safety, as they do residential projects.

Custom Foods Knoxville TN - This commercial architecture office addition intent was to provide a dynamic, attractive front office for a food processing plant with exhibition kitchens and food labs used for marketing to a national clientele.

The two-story addition connects with the existing offices to present a unified look and an appealing face for the large industrial facility. The challenges of this design were to provide a new and appealing public face to an existing industrial facility while solving problems of vehicle access and setback issues on a very restrictive site.

The new construction was a two-story steel frame with stressed-skin wall panels, the exterior finishes was fiber-cement stone panels with brick matching the existing building. Ceramic tiles were used to highlight the central entry rotunda form exterior. The same stone panels were carried inside and contrasted with wood wall systems, special ceilings, and butt-glazed walls that gave vision to the high-tech kitchen and labs from the conference/sales room and offices.

Rural Metro Firestations

This commercial architecture project for The Knox County Rural Metro was seeking to expand their facilities throughout Knox County. Research suggested several new locations. So, the search began for new building sites.

Station No. 36 will serve the northern part of Knox County. The new fire station is located off Emory Road on Norman Jack Lane. This is Rural Metro's 18th fire station and the largest one so far.

Station No. 27 moving from the Forks in the River station and opening a new station in the Strawberry Plains area.

oysk3 Architects designed these Rural Metro Fire Stations. oysk3’s expertise allowed for a more efficient, safe, and secure facility to be constructed to meet the client’s budget. The facility includes administration offices, sleeping and living accommodations for six full-time firefighters, and a three bay apparatus bay with support spaces. As well as generous and beautifully outfitted kitchens. These spaces are separated into zones for firefighter safety. These project finished construction and opened in 2019.

Knox Title Building

The new building design provides an office for Knox Title Company with space for another tenant or future growth, all on a relatively small and irregular shaped site. This steel framed with brick exterior construction has two levels with a two-story entry foyer designed for a future elevator.

Knox Title Company occupies the main level with private offices, conference rooms, and open office space. The second level shell space is designed for future expansion or tenant rental. The site is small but readily visible from Parkside Drive and even from the interstate.

TAC Air Facilities

Expansion to Hanger facilities and the facilities is being driven by the desire to maintain Mcghee Tyson Airport as a world-class facility for its private airplanes, fuel, and services. This will include building two 22,000-square-foot hangars at the airport in a $1 million project.

As well as providing space and general services for private aircraft, TAC Air also provides refueling services for the commercial and military aircraft at the airport. Among its services, TAC Air offers onsite rental cars, de-icing, limousine service, full service avionics and maintenance, and 24-hour customer service.

recreational architectural designs

This commercial architecture project for the new recreational rock climbing facility, Onsight Rock Gym converted an existing pre-engineered metal building into a 50 feet tall climbing wall.

The center bay steel frames of the metal building were removed, while the skin was maintained intact, and new pre-engineered metal building frames were installed to create the 50 feet high space. The facility includes a children area for climbing and for parties, a high climbing wall, and a boulder climbing wall.

The climbing walls were designed by a European company, giving the new space a dynamic look and feel. The support spaces incorporated the new dynamic look to pull the entire facility together.

Polaris Power Store

The existing West Knoxville gymnastics training facility was a challenging commercial architecture project that converted to create one of the largest Polaris dealerships in the southeast United States.

The interior includes a new showroom, offices, and vehicle shop for the different recreational vehicles sold and maintained by Polaris. Modifications include exterior improvements, rated interior divisions, a functional shop, cycle and ATV sales, and regional offices. The overall building comprises 18,000 square feet of remodeling and conversion of showroom, offices, storage, and vehicle maintenance shop.

Oak Ridge Community Arts Center Addition

The pottery studio addition of this facility includes a functional area for pottery and clay sculpture, including a kiln room, and storage areas, as well as outdoor work area and firing space for the exterior kilns, a service entrance, and alternatives for additional parking. Clerestory windows provide natural illumination and solar heat in the winter months for the artist.

residential architecture projects

Deciding to build a new home design or undergo a home renovation is a major decision. Your local residential architect, OYSK3 architects has both the creativity to design your dream home, and also the experience and know-how to coordinate every step of the design and construction process.
A residential architect, an architectural designer and a design/build firm are not the same thing. OYSK3 architects is licensed in, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, and Utah to design homes and oversee their construction or renovation. We have the expert architects to design your house plans and make your dream home come to life.

Keeble Residence

This custom home design, located in Blount County, TN, this two-story residence sits within a wooded site and it incorporates materials like stone and wood in the facade to fuse with the scenery.

The design and floor plan comprises of main living spaces of over 3,000 square feet, including a two-story stone fireplace in the living room, abundant glazing throughout, patios, and a balcony over the pool area to relish in the vast views and landscape. Architectural designs for houses can be an extremely rewarding process.

Karas House

A mid-century modern gem, a dream come true for our clients for their spacious lot in West Knoxville. Taking advantage of long low roof slopes, an open kitchen, dining and living space was create with a large private view to their back yard. Collaborating with the builder from initial conception, through architectural design and into locating the home on the site, the interior design we created was carried all the way through to finish and fixture selections.

Seelie Court Cottage

A favorite by far, this magical cottage was another victim to the wildfires and a great loss to any who saw it in its original beauty. Taking existing architecture plans created of the original structure, and looking at a collection of photos from the client, we recreated and improved Seelie Court Cottage for both human and the native bear residents. Unique to this cottage is a more formal dining room, an open kitchen and sitting area with a living room set off to the side. The master suite is located on the main level with an additional half bath/laundry combination. Second floor has another spacious master suite and additional guest bedroom along with a game room large enough for a full-size pool table.

Bear Cove Falls Cabins

A collection of custom rental cabins nestled in Pigeon Forge. Cabins range in size from one bedroom to 5 bedrooms and varying amenities for guests. Developed and built in multiple phases, exterior design of the cabins have varied with each phase, creating a community feel in each.