Every year Keep Knoxville Beautiful recognizes properties for their positive contributions to Knoxville’s landscape, promoting a clean, green, beautiful community. On December 2nd, our very own Fifth Avenue Clinic was one of only 12 local projects to be honored with an Orchids Beautification Award. We are so proud for this renovation to be recognized for its efforts to revitalize our community.
With the Fifth Avenue Clinic, the client, Cherokee Health Systems, and Red Chair Architects seized the opportunity to dramatically improve a blighted property on Knoxville’s downtown fringe with an outpatient clinic in service of the area’s low-income and homeless populations. A conscious decision was made to salvage as much of the existing building as possible as opposed to depositing it in a landfill.