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Korean Church of Knoxville Education & Life Center

Posted: February 20, 2019 | Projects

When the Korean Church of Knoxville, TN found itself out-growing its facility, they turned to Falconnier Design Co. and George W. Reagan Company, a design-build team with a history of cost-effective, yet contemporary and aesthetically pleasing design. 

Photo Courtesy of Hobe Breenson

An active faith community with a love of fellowship, the church was in dire need of a larger space where they could serve meals and hold meetings as well as a larger kitchen space. 

Falconnier Design Co. designed a stand-alone building which would fit within the church’s existing site that would not require more parking and which would allow continued use of the existing facility during construction. 

This “Education and Life Center” is 3,432 gross square feet.  The foundation is shallow spread footings with an 8” reinforced concrete block stem wall and a concrete slab-on-grade.  The exterior load bearing walls are constructed of 8” reinforced concrete block, and the roof is pre-manufactured wood trusses. 

The kitchen space was designed to accommodate the owner’s existing commercial kitchen equipment to be relocated from the existing adjacent building. The flexible space can accommodate large group Bible classes, fellowship meals, and half-court basketball. 

The new building allows fellowship to flow around a central kitchen that provides nourishment to hungry parishioners as the premise of the church nourishes the soul.


Roofing: CertainTeed

Windows: Kawneer

Entrances & Storefronts: Curries

Flooring: Mohawk, Naturelle, Johnsonite, Armstrong

Interior: USG, Georgia-Pacific, Knauf Insulation, National Gypsum

Lighting: Lithonia, Acolyte, Acuity



Falconnier Design Company
4622 Chambliss Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37919

General Contractor

George W. Reagan Company
1700 Grainger Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917


Date Bid: Mar 2017

Construction Period: Aug 2017 to Feb 2018         

Total Square Feet: 3,4,32

Site: 1.69 acres.

Number of Buildings: One; 100 seating capacity.

Building Sizes: First floor, 3,432; total, 3,432 square feet. 

Building Height: First floor, 19’8”; total, 19’8”. 

Basic Construction Type: New/V-B Unsprinklered.

Foundation: Slab-on-grade.

Exterior Walls: CMU.

Roof: Asphalt shingles.

Floors: Concrete.

Interior: Metal stud drywall.

View full project details in the January/February 2019 issue of DCD