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E. Scott Terry, assoc. aia


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Even at an early age, I was taking drafting courses and construction classes in high school and Pellissippi State in preparation for my passion in architecture. Before and while taking classes at the University of Tennessee, I was in residential construction and would eventually become Construction Supervisor for local contractors and even helping with some of the design. After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree, I went on to work for TVS in Atlanta working in many of their design studios with projects in hospitality, mid-rise and high-rise towers, international projects and even high security clearance projects for the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC). After the recession in 2009, I would start my own design office and work as a contract designer for an office in Traverse City, Michigan designing single and multi-family residences, law offices and even a small art museum. Moving back to Tennessee, I would go on to become an Adjunct Instructor and work in the theater and film industry. In 2012, I was hired by LGA to work on educational, healthcare, commercial and residential projects. Along with project management, I have helped with rebranding efforts and renderings/videos for projects.

  • Construction : 10+ years (5 as Supervisor)

  • Architecture : 17+ years (commercial and residential)


2001-2006             University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design - Knoxville, TN

                                 Bachelor of Architecture

                                 Goodstein Architectural Presentation Award (2002, Second Year)

                                 National Dean's List (Southeast Region)

1996-2001             Pellissippi State Community College - Knoxville, TN


                                 Mechanical Drafting

1986-1989             Bearden High School - Knoxville, TN

                                 Drafting Club

                                 Electronics Club


2012-Now             Lewis Group Architects (LGA) - Knoxville, TN

                                 Project Designer: Project management of multiple projects, daily CAD/BIM and design tasks ranging from    

                                     Schematic Design to Construction Administration, including Owner and Consultant correspondence and 

                                     Specifications. Tasks also include 3D modeling (Revit, SketchUp and Enscape), graphic design, and renderings.

                                 Project types: State, educational, healthcare, commercial and residential.

                                 LGA Design Committee: Critiques and charettes for new design projects, graphic design control and weekly 

                                     Project of the Week (POW!) research and distribution. LGA rebranding in 2015 which included a new logo, 

                                     website and company graphic design.

                                 Completion of Revit training at the Hagerman and company.

2011-2013             ITT Technical Institute - Knoxville, TN

                                 Adjunct Instructor: Instructing classes in Architectural Drafting and Light Construction, Introduction to AutoCAD,

                                     Rapid Visualization drawing class, Strategies for the Technical Professional. Weekly duties include curriculum

                                     preparation, instruction and tutoring lessons to college students of all ages by using lecture and lab tools in a

                                     classroom setting. Daily faculty duties and continuing education courses.

2011-2012             Theater and Film :

                                 Self-Reliant Films - Knoxville, TN

                                     Something, Anything (full length film):

                                          Film Crew: Camera and lighting grip, sound and art department

                                          Cast: Speaking actor and extra

                                  Stage Right Creative - Knoxville, TN / Pigeon Forge, TN

                                      Scenic theater design and construction: Designing, constructing and live operation of scenic designs for plays

                                      and operas for local theaters such as the Tennessee Theatre and Clarence Brown Theater. Lighting rigs and    

                                      operation of each set for nightly performances.

2009-2012             E. Scott Terry Design :

                                 Michael Fitzhugh Architect, PLC - Traverse City, MI: Subcontract Project Architect on a downtown mixed use mid-

                                     rise (retail, residential and law offices). Other tasks include daily CAD and design on single family residences, 

                                     art gallery and building additions. Developer contact point.

                                 Curtis and An Lockhart - Traverse City, MI: Design of a single family summer residence

                                 Richard Beaver Home Builders, Inc. - Knoxville, TN: Residential design and construction estimates

2006-2009             Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates, Inc. (TVS / tvsdesign) - Atlanta, GA

                                 Staff Intern Architect: Daily CAD and design tasks ranging from Schematic Design to Construction

                                     Administration. Other tasks include master planning, graphic rendering, sign package design, 3D rendering, 

                                     client and city project presentation packages, consultant coordination, Specifications, project records and 

                                     Client/Developer communications.

                                  Project types: mixed use office towers, hospitality, education and international.

                                  TVS Design Subcommittee: Coordination and graphic design of in-office design competitions.

2002-2006               Richard Beaver Home Builders, Inc. - Knoxville, TN

                                  Job Foreman/Supervisor: Subcontractor supervision, daily construction tasks ranging from foundation to finish,

                                      material management and co-designer of upscale custom residences.

1996-2002                Robert V. Stewart Home Builders - Knoxville, TN

                                   Job Foreman/Supervisor: Subcontractor supervision, daily construction tasks ranging from foundation to finish,

                                       material management. Signage design.

                                   Project Manager: Development and supervisor of projects. Director of the Villas at Cove Ridge Homeowner's


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