Tour 1: Living with the Land: East TN Modern Homes | 9:00 AM – Noon (Updated time)

2.0 LU|HSW – MAX 20 | Add-on item and you must have registered for the conference in order to purchase this tour

The landscape and geography of East Tennessee provides unique opportunities for the design of custom residential architecture. This tour will feature two modern homes which were designed to be integrated into their surrounding landscapes. The King Residence, a home designed by Atelier Hines Almy, Robert French, and Paul McCall, is a T-shaped home built at the top of a 700-foot forested hillside with views of the the Smoky Mountains and the Cumberland Mountains. The house features a low-maintenance exterior and the entire home is ADA accessible. The Calloway Ridge House, designed Sanders Pace Architecture, is the renovation and expansion of a 1950’s suburban ranch house on a commanding 8-acre ridgetop overlooking the Smoky Mountains. New spaces include a double height public zone overlooking a new pool and courtyard framed by single story pavilions housing a pool house and a master suite on each side.

Participants will:

  1. Observe each home’s unique features that enhance the resident’s surroundings and responds to the geography of East Tennessee, including deep overhangs and outdoor living spaces
  2. Examine custom residential detailing and material selection, such as expansive glass, that is appropriate to East Tennessee’s summer and winter climates.
  3. Discuss the challenges of custom home projects as well as strategies to successfully execute custom residential design to meet client needs, such as designing an entire home to ADA standards.
  4. Learn how these projects were designed to support the daily lives of the families living in them to enhance their overall well-being.


Shuttles will depart promptly at 9:00 AM/Eastern from the Knoxville Convention Center.