the oysk3 team

Jim Odle oysk3 architects

Jim Odle

Principal Architect

Registered Architect in Tennessee, Virginia and Utah

The University of Tennessee, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, 1973 with Honors

First in line being ‘o’, Jim represents half of the original partnership of Odle & Young Architects.

With 30+ years of architecture experience, there's not much Jim hasn't seen or dealt with. You'll love having him as part of your team.

Steve Young oysk3 architects

Steve Young

Principal Architect

Registered Architect in Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina

The University of Tennessee, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture, 1976 with Honors

As Mr. ‘y’, Steve completes the original partnership of Odle & Young Architects.

Steve's 30 plus years in architecture & design will make sure your project is a total success.

Seth Schweitzer oysk3 architects

Seth Schweitzer

Principal Architect

Registered Architect in Tennessee

The University of Tennessee
Masters of Business Administration

The University of Tennessee, School of Architecture, Bachelor of Architecture

Seth's career started in 1974 during a high school drafting class, designing a simple roundhouse. After attending UT, he received his architectural registration in 1988 in the State of Tennessee. With all the experiences he's lived through over 50 years, Seth is a principal architect living in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter.

Cara Knapp oysk3 architects

Cara Knapp

Principal Architect

Registered Architect in Tennessee, Kentucky and North Carolina

Norwich University, School of Architecture

Private Military College in Northfield, Vermont, Bachelor of Architecture, 2001 with Minor in Engineering

Cara strives to bring everything she can to each client, providing the same level of direct, individual service for every project. She has a passion for design, creating a space that is specific to her client’s needs and conscious of constraints outside the scope of the project.

Whether an interior tenant remodel or a new church Family Life Center, Cara is ready and excited to work for you.

our building

oysk3 architects resides in the Rogers Building in Knoxville's Mechanicsville Historic Neighborhood. Our building was renovated by Jim Odle and Steve Young in 2002 from ‘near condemnation’ conditions to its fully restored architectural status.

The Rogers Building is now on the National Register for Historic Buildings and of course, Jim and Steve’s original firm, Odle & Young Architects, was instrumental in the renovation, providing vision, design, and expertise to transform an unusual and deteriorating structure in a vital neighborhood asset and home for many local businesses.

These restoration efforts did not go unnoticed as the firm received a Certificate of Appreciation from Knox Heritage and the building was nominated as a finalist for the Metropolitan Planning Commission's Excellence Award for Commercial Renovation in 2002.

why the "3" in oysk3 architects?

We tend to get this question quite often (we like to think of it as a great conversation starter!). 

The "3" in our name serves as a reminder to us and our clients of the three key pillars of our firm: to be Consistent, to be Reliable, to be Responsive. 

We carefully focus on and exemplify these three pillars in all that we do, say, and create. They ensure you get the exact level of quality and experience you deserve to have from an architectural firm that cares about you and your success.

We're excited to have the opportunity to show you just what a difference our "3" can make for you and your project.

CONSISTENT

RELIABLE

RESPONSIVE

READY TO WORK WITH US?