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  Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM)Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM)

Architect

Falconnier Design Company
4622 Chambliss Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919
www.falconnier.net

General Description

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Date Bid: Aug 2012
Construction Period: Dec 2012 to Dec 2013
Total Square Feet: 2,298* Site: .34 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 1,026; covered area, 1,272; total, 2,298* square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 12’ 6”; total, 22’ 2”.
Basic Construction Type: New/III B.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, curtain wall. Roof: Asphalt shingles.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: William G. Dyker, P.E. - 4622 Chambliss Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37919
Mechanical Engineer: Albert F.G. Bedinger - 500 Clyde Street, Knoxville, TN 37921
General Contractor: Rick Cox Construction Company - 211 Little Emory Road, Harriman, TN 37748


Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM) in Knoxville, Tennessee wanted to create an entry point for their facility that would be both inviting and functional. KARM has been serving those in need of shelter for over 75 years. The NaNew's Courtyard was designed to be a place of rest for those seeking shelter as well as an entry point into the shelter itself. The goal was to allow the work of the mission to occur both inside and outside, opening the mission to the neighborhood as well as improving the streetscape.

The first area is a welcoming place of rest with shade trees and benches. The benches are made of pre-cast concrete which allows for seating in the area which also doubles as an amphitheater. This can be used for entertaining and events on the site. Part of the facility is used to check bags and luggage for the patrons of the shelter. The bag storage area has places for up to 236 users. This storage area is secure and allows for easy check-in and check-out.

The second area has tables with seating that can be used during outdoor refreshments and entertaining. These one-piece concrete units are very durable and are able to withstand the exposure to weather all year long. The space also has views of the covered stage area and can be used as part of the amphitheater.

The building itself has a total of 1,026 square feet which includes the bag storage area, rest rooms and pre-prepared concession service area. There is a total of 2,298 square feet under roof when you include the stage area. The project was recognized by Keep Knoxville Beautiful with an Orchid Award in 2014 and by the Tennessee Concrete Association in 2014 for Best Concrete Finishing.

Product Information
Building Envelope: Sequatchie Concrete Service
Roofing: ZIP System® Roof Sheathing, CertainTeed
Curtain Wall: YKK AP America
Entrances & Storefronts: YKK AP America, Cookson Rolling Doors
Interior: Accurate, ZipWall
Lighting: Lithonia, Mule, Nulite, Concealite
 

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