commercial architecture projects

At oysk3 architects, we specialize in serving commercial clients. From restaurants to healthcare facilities, we use our decades of experience in architecture and design to 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/hotel architecture projects

Hilton Garden Inn

The 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 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.

Coffee County Regional Conference Center

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 in Gatlinburg

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 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 architecture projects

Prosperity Pointe – Assisted Living and Memory Care

The 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 was designed into a new space adjacent to the local university. The 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.

Signature Healthcare Care - Rogersville

The new construction of one-story assisted living facility. The program for this facility comprises the incorporation of both suites and one bedroom living units, with a potential for 60 beds.

The program 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, a physical therapy room, and additional sitting areas.

restaurant architecture projects

Water Into Wine

Water Into Wine is a one of a kind wine bar in Farragut. We worked closely with the owner 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 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.

La Rosa's Restaurant

The LaRosa’s Family Pizzeria was brought to us as a tenant improvement project in the Cedar Bluff area of West Knoxville.

The challenge here was to maximize the seating capacity and efficiently utilize the space for the kitchen and support spaces.

Through careful planning and understanding of the end user's needs, we were able to redesign the 3,700 sqft space to have a take-out counter, a large waiting area for both the take-out and dine-in patrons, dining area for 124 customers and a commercial kitchen with a walk-in refrigerator and freezer plus support spaces.

37 Market Square

The building that stood at 37 Market Square in downtown Knoxville, TN dated back to 1865. As with any structure of this age, there were structural issues that had to be addressed during its renovation.

Unfortunately, there was no safe way to renovate the historic structure. With that, we successfully earned approval from the Historic Zoning Commission to demolish the building with the exception of its front facade.

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

general commercial architecture projects

Custom Foods Office Addition and Remodeling

The 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.

Knoxville Builders Exchange

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

Across the street from the original Knoxville Builders Exchange building 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. The use of a perspective rendering of the potential new demonstrated how the new building would look.

The revival of the church sanctuary space as the main plans room with additions to the original building would give Knoxville Builders Exchange a functional facility. This design concept was to remove the previously built second floor and reinstall the old sanctuary space’s 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 where possible and new added elements were designed with a distinctively new character, yet one element mimics the old.

Knox Title Building

The new building 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.

recreational architecture projects

Onsight Rock Gym

The new recreational rock climbing facility 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 converted to create one of the largest Polaris dealerships in the southeast.

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

Keeble Residence

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 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.

Vista Del Monte Condominium

The proposed design of 26 townhouse condominium development in Johnson City. The townhouses were arranged within four separate buildings creating a central public area to instill a lively sense of community.

The unit design incorporates two and three bedrooms layouts, each with a basement garage. The overall 2 acres master plan included the development of public and landscape areas, as well as a community Club House incorporating a playground and a spa area.

Clear Springs Condominiums

Design of approximately 30 residential buildings for this site located in the Knoxville area.

Each residence within a duplex includes 1,500 square feet of living space, incorporating within an open plan living room, dining room, and kitchen areas. The living and dining areas share a two-sided fireplace. The design also includes an optional second floor of approximately 900 square feet, adding two more bedrooms, and additional bathroom and a bonus room.