ADAPTIVE REUSE ‣

The chance to design a new building is great, but give us an older building that needs to be adapted and reused and we're in heaven. The possibilities. The inspiration. The opportunities. The potential. There's nothing else like it. Using adaptive reuse and historic preservation techniques allows us to creatively turn old resources and structures into spaces that maintain historic integrity.

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CORPORATE ‣

We have won a number of awards for excellence and have established a reputation as one of the leading design firms in Chattanooga, TN. We work with both private and municipal clients in Chattanooga, and have completed projects around the country. Whether you're planning new construction or revamping an existing space, Artech has what it takes to create beautiful and functional corporate spaces. Read on to learn more about our...

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EDUCATION ‣

From classroom renovation projects to designing and building entirely new school buildings for a growing student body, Artech's team of experienced professionals can give your school the beautiful space you need to continue teaching the next generation. Our award-winning education architecture portfolio includes everything from revamped gymnasiums to a new school campus needed on a rapid schedule to accommodate a high growth area..

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ENTERTAINMENT ‣

It's always important for your space to look good, but nowhere is it more vital than the entertainment industry. People don't just pay for your service, they pay for your atmosphere, which includes everything from service to décor. The designs we’ve created entice customers to come in and stay a while while making it easier for the staff to serve them. Browse our entertainment projects today, and reach out to our design group to learn more...

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HEALTHCARE ‣

As a physician, you want your patients to feel welcome from the moment they arrive, and so do we. At the same time, you need to be able to do your job and provide the care your patients need. Browse through our portfolio of healthcare buildings we’ve designed and contact our healthcare architecture firm today to talk more about your upcoming project.

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INTERIORS ‣

As your space is being designed, Artech can provide interior programming, space planning and finish selection including furnishings, lighting and wall hangings. There's no one better equipped to handle that part of the project than the people who designed the building itself. Our highly collaborative team of experienced architects and designers can work together from start to finish to create the perfect space for you.

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MIXED USE / RESIDENTIAL ‣

Whether we're working on a brand new building in an up-and-coming area, or redesigning an old warehouse for modern life, we take pride in creating stunning apartment architecture that gives residents a beautiful place to call home - from waterfront vistas, to greenery, to views that look out over the entire city. No matter what we're working on, we always create our residential building design with the needs and desires of residents and...

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RETAIL ‣

In addition to maximizing leasable area and return on investment for developers, we use everything at our disposal to create a fun and relaxing environment that gives customers the best possible shopping experience. We frequently work directly for tenants to maintain prototypes and program management. We also work for developers to incorporate tenant requirements and provide full coordination between shell and interior build-outs.

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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN ‣

Not only is it better for our environment, but it's also easier on our operating budgets when creating and building a new space. For example, some of our past green architecture projects feature large windows that allow sunlight to illuminate the space, rather than electrical light, and clerestories that make use of natural light even on cloudy days. Cisterns are also important components of our sustainable design architecture, as they...

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THE READ HOUSE ‣

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VOLKSWAGEN ACADEMY ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

The Volkswagen Training Center is a 180,000 square foot facility located on the Volkswagen Automotive Plant. It is being used to develop and train personnel in various aspects of the manufacturing process. The manufacturing facility included ancillary spaces such as offices, conference center/rooms and a cafeteria. This project received LEED Platinum certification.

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BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF TENNESSEE ‣

JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE

The goal was to design an office building on this unique site that felt separate from the infrastructure of the city and gave workers a place that felt composed and collected compared to the surrounding environment. The building is set into a hillside to bring daylight into the main work area with views of the mountains to the south. Passive solar heating and cooling techniques were used to achieve LEED Gold...

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THE 300 BUILDING ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

The 300 Building is centrally located in downtown Chattanooga’s thriving business district. A beautifully reclaimed, 10– story senior living facility, this building was renovated in phases to allow for uninterrupted occupation during construction. The compact design of these 112 micro-apartments takes advantage of the growing trend toward downsized living and makes their desirable downtown location affordable...

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HOMESERVE CALL CENTER ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

HomeServe USA wanted a bright, open contemporary, people-friendly space with plenty of natural light. Artech worked closely with HomeServe reviewing the pros & cons of their previous facility and their extensive technical and employee-driven requirements. The result is an open floor plan meeting the technical demands of a hi-tech call center and the human needs of an employee-friendly, millennial era work...

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BREAD FACTORY LOFTS ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

This 1920s industrial structure originally housed the Holsum Baking Company located in Chattanooga's Southside Cowart Place neighborhood. The 27,000-square-foot, two-story structure contains Chattanooga's first true warehouse loft space with uses that are both residential and commercial. It features an interior atrium. A rooftop deck provides quality views of the surrounding mountains and the downtown skyline from...

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COBBLESTONE VILLAGE ‣

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA

Cobblestone Village at Royal Palm Beach is a quaint cluster of retail shops and restaurants designed in a Mediterranean style, which is complementary to the design theme of the adjacent stores. The well-lit curbside parking, nicely landscaped sidewalks and other pedestrian amenities provide a safe and pleasing environment for shoppers.

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OVATION ‣

BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS

The Ovation Theater in Bloomington, Ill., is a 35,665-square-foot facility that houses accommodations for a full-service restaurant and bar. The theater features 10 screens with luxury rocker reclining seats made of tan leather. Guests in the theater are waited on by staff just as they are in the restaurant and bar. The theater is equipped with a full kitchen capable of cooking all cuisines. The corridors have pops...

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BOULEVARD 10 ‣

DESTIN, FLORIDA

The facade of this 41,000-square-foot, 10Plex Theater reflects the “Florida feel.” With a footprint uniquely designed to accommodate the shops and restaurants of the lifestyle center around it, the theater became the second Carmike theater to feature an Ovation Club VIP lounge with recliners and food and bar service, as well as a custom “Big D” high-definition auditorium. The design has been a success with local...

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CHERRY BLOSSOM 14 ‣

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN

The 14-screen theater building boasts a 484-seat IMAX auditorium, large lobby with concessions and beer service, and a refill station for drinks and snacks. Walls are insulated precast panels on foundations below frost level, and the roof construction is heavy duty in order to accept the loads of lake-effect snow. Designing and building this structure in the middle of winter was a challenge, but well worth the...

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MAJESTIC 12 ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

The Majestic 12 is the first movie theater to receive LEED certification. Located in the heart of Chattanooga's urban landscape, Majestic 12 is a 12-plex theater featuring two (400-seat) auditoriums with digital and 3-D projection capabilities. The Ovation Club VIP auditorium treats moviegoers to large reclining seats, bar service, and expanded food service from an adjoining kitchen.

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FIRE STATION #9 ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

This one-story, double-bay fire station was designed to fit into the residential character and scale of Eighth Avenue in Chattanooga. Intended to act as a public facility for the neighborhood, Firehall No. 9 received LEED silver certification, a program developed by the U.S. Building Council to establish standards for environmentally sustainable construction. The firehall is equipped with a natural gas-powered...

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FIRE STATION #4 ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Fire Station No. 4 is a 6,500-square-foot facility, replacing the original firehall built in 1955. The one-story, double-bay firehall houses 15 firefighters in three shifts and is designed to be a home away from home. The design includes a tower element to give the firehall identity and act as a landmark for the community it serves. An external tank has the ability to capture rain water to be used for washing the...

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OUTDOOR CHATTANOOGA ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

An empty building along a vacant block adjacent to Coolidge Park, a popular outdoor destination in Chattanooga, was used to create the Outdoor Chattanooga Center. The structure's original block shell and concrete floor, along with existing steel bar joists were salvaged and re-used. Utilizing the existing structure, the new design created a clerestory with wood trusses, allowing the space to be lit by daylight...

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KNITTING MILL ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Steel was added to restore a dilapidated infrastructure in the conversion of an existing three-story abandoned warehouse into a high-end urban building with residential spaces. The building features seven condominium units above a first-floor commercial space. The Knitting Mill also has an attached garage and private roof-top access.

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RIVER PIER LANDING ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga's resurgent riverfront district, River Pier Landing includes 16 condominium units, each with private balconies and fireplaces; penthouse units; covered parking garage; and ground-floor commercial space. There are two restaurants and an ice cream shop on the first floor. The design of River Pier allows for the enjoyment of spectacular views of the Tennessee River and the...

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TOMORROW BUILDING ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

This iconic old hotel has been converted into an experimental co-operative living project. The apartments range from 350 to 500 square feet, and there are several common area in which residents may gather. Units feature micro kitchens; large community kitchens are located on two different floors. The original hotel featured a central air/light well that extended to the second floor. Opening this light well with a...

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WALNUT COMMONS ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Walnut Commons is a mixed-use, 100-unit apartment building located on approximately 1.6 acres of land. The four-story building features apartment units, a daycare center, and street-level commercial and live-work units. All units above the first floor are accessible from an interior, double-loaded corridor. A rooftop terrace offers spectacular views of downtown Chattanooga.

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HAMILTON CORNER ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Hamilton Corner was an existing old, “tired” shopping center before renovations turned it into a vibrant new shopping destination with 10 retail spaces including Chico's, Ann Taylor Loft and Bonefish Grill. During its first year, one of its national tenants reported this located as being the No. 1-producing store in its chain.

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THE PAVILION AT PORT ORANGE ‣

PORT ORANGE, FLORIDA

This 73-acre Phase 1 Retail Center was designed and approved as part of a Development of Regional Impact (DRI). It required extensive coordination with local, county and state agencies under the direction and authority of the East Central Florida Regional Planning Commission.

Artech's was part of the developer's team of civil and traffic engineers; environmental and geotechnical consultants; real-estate...

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EPIC OPTICAL ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Epic Optical's relocation to the historic Clemons Building in downtown Chattanooga gave us the opportunity to integrate the old high ceilings, exposed brick and wood floors, with the new technologically advanced testing equipment and exclusive farm lines. The result is an eclectic, high-end optical boutique and ophthalmologist office. White stone columns, white paint and white finishes on display cases are...

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WILLA COLLECTION ‣

Willa Collection is an example of a retail shell space turned into a sleek, modern showroom allowing the clothing to inject color. Interior space planning, lighting selections, signage and overall building finishes were selected for this boutique fashion spot.

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MCGOWIN PARK ‣

MOBILE, ALABAMA

McGowin Park is an 82-acre Retail Power Center with 650,000 square feet of retail space including six anchors and more than twenty small tenant spaces. Thirty active permits for shell and interior build-outs were required and managed by Artech during the 18-month construction period. This was Artech’s first major retail center for Hutton Development. Since its construction start in 2015, we have completed six regional...

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HOMELESS HEALTHCARE CENTER ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Our mission for the Homeless Healthcare Clinic in Chattanooga was to make a comfortable place to very unfortunate people. We wanted to design an inviting place that provided dignified healthcare. To accomplish this, we used durable finishes in natural colors and neutral tones to create a warm and inviting facility that was also functional and easy to maintain. An open interior plan with large windows affords an...

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SOUTHEAST EYE SPECIALISTS ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

The Southeast Eye Specialist office was relocated into this 14,000 square foot space to accommodate expansion. It houses 8 physicians with 16 exam rooms, 15 diagnostic testing rooms with easy access to the Eye Surgery Center of Chattanooga.

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CHATTANOOGAN HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER ‣

The project included finishes and furniture upgrades to the conference center of a boutique hotel. The colors in several custom-coordinated axminister carpets tie together the public corridors, break-out spaces and meeting rooms. The focal point at the entrance to the conference center is a curved wall with iridescent glass tiles. Tile accent panels add visual interest at the water fountain. The old pay-phone area now boasts additional...

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CUMBERLAND MEDICAL CENTER  ‣

CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE

The design of this 25,000-square-foot medical office building defies a typical institutional hospital feel, utilizing a “mall concept” featuring a crab orchard stone facade with a heavy timber-covered entrance to protect patients from the elements when being dropped off. It is a multi-tenant space with physician and testing facilities. It was designed with unfinished spaces, allowing for leasing “build-to-suit”...

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CHI-MEMORIAL MEDICAL OFFICE BUILDING ‣

OOLTEWAH, TENNESSEE

This 25,000-square-foot, one-story medical complex includes imaging services and family practice and is located on 3.16 acres of previously undeveloped land. The work included design and development of a steel-framed building with brick and storefront glass cladding with a porte-cochere entry element. The project included full shell and interior build-out, including all finishings and furnishings.

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EMJ HEADQUARTERS ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

EMJ Corporation's 34,000-square—foot headquarters occupies two floors of the new CBL Center. It includes private offices, open common areas, and administrative work areas at the building's core. A conference/training center is located on the second floor. Emphasis has been places on day lighting, allowing natural light to penetrate the work areas unimpeded. Glass partitions have been used to delineate offices...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE CHATTANOOGA LIBRARY ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

The 18,000-square-foot, LEED-certified library is a jewel in UTC's crown. Made of metal, glass and brick, it houses a variety of spaces, including an advanced media studio, more than 200 computers, and 37 study rooms, as well as shelving for books and media. The five-story building has a modern feel that blends in well with the university's older buildings. Expansive windows on all floors provide natural light and...

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CHATTANOOGA STATE HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

The Allied Health project is a 96,000-square-foot, two-story facility with classrooms, laboratories and offices. The health science instructional facility also includes support spaces for educational use in professions such as nursing, radiology, physical therapy, medical information and dental assisting.

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EAST HAMILTON MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL ‣

OOLTEWAH, TENNESSEE

East Hamilton School is sited on an 88-acre tract of farmland in the eastern portion of Hamilton County. It is the largest school in the county's 90-plus school system. The high-growth area now as a community of 1,650 students in grades 6-12 under one roof. The facility is organized around a two-story, day-lit spine that runs east to west along the length of the building. It is flanked by individual wings, or...

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HOWARD SCHOOL GYMNASIUM ADDITION AND RENOVATIONS ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Howard School's new 35,000-square-foot gymnasium was part of a $13 million Phase 1 full-facility upgrade that included new finishes, doors and windows, as well as new electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. Phase II involved renovation of the cafeteria, the library/media center and the auditorium with its adjacent lobby. The addition and renovations were selected as a finalist in the Tennessee School Board...

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THE JOHNSON GROUP ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

A growing need for workspace required the client to obtain feasibility studies and schematic layouts to accommodate current and future personnel. Artech provided layouts for workstations in lieu of offices to meet their program. The workstations reflect the creative nature of the advertising agency and include architectural elements such as wood doors from local historic buildings and metal stamps from the salvage...

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DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE CENTER ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

This office building combined city and county offices for all departments associated with permitting and public works. It is notable that it was Chattanooga's first major sustainable building and was specifically designed to be flexible and to encourage collaboration and innovation between to disparate government agencies. The 85,000-square-foot building contains a public lobby and meeting room, along with...

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LAMP POST GROUP ‣

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Located within the renovated Loveman's on Market building in downtown Chattanooga, the Lamp Post Group offices are open, flexible and vibrant spaces for use by young, creative entrepreneurs. The space is designed to inspire creativity, interaction and innovation through the use of color; private and public space; and intersections where informal, unplanned “collisions” can happen.

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OERLIKON ‣

DALTON, GEORGIA

For the Dalton, Ga., location of this international company, we used glass, low-height walls, dark-wood tones, and a neutral color palette to create a dramatic corporate space within an existing metal building. Pops of the company's corporate color, Oerlikon red, create a dramatic space with European flair. The space is house in a section of a metal building housing state-of-the-art machining equipment and workshop. The...

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