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AWARDS + RECOGNITION


MHM was honored to have multiple projects nominated for the 2024 Orchids Beautification Awards.

MHM provided architectural, engineering, and interior design services for the new City of Knoxville Public Safety Complex that received the City of Knoxville Bright Spot award.

MHM in partnership with , the , the , , the , and , was recognized in the Spruce Up category for the restoration of the Knoxville Sunsphere to its original color – PANTONE 19-4052 TCX Classic Blue.

Orchid Award
Bright Spot

2024

Orchid Award
Spruce up

2024


McCarty Holsaple McCarty is honored to announce that the University of Tennessee Zeanah Engineering Complex in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been selected for publication in Endeavor Business Media’s  2023 Architectural Portfolio for Outstanding Design.

American School AND University Architectural Portfolio Outstanding Design

2023


MHM was recognized for two projects at the 2023 AIA East Tennessee Design Awards Gala - a Citation award for Appalachian Oasis, MHM’s inaugural research project, and an Honorable Mention for the Maker Exchange.

In addition, Cameron Bolin and Justin Hare received Presidential Citations for their contributions to .

AIA EAST TENNESSEE Citation AWARD & Honorable Mention

2023


LEARNING BY DESIGN Fall 2023 Architectural and Interior Design Awards of Excellence

2023

The University of Tennessee's Zeanah Engineering Complex and Webb School of Knoxville’s Middle School Innovation Center have received Outstanding Project Awards in the edition. The Middle School Innovation Center was recognized in the Media Center category and the UTK Zeanah Engineering Complex for New Construction.


PARK(ING) DAY
Community Leader

2023

Parking Day 2023 - MHM Architects & Interior Designers

MHM partnered with , , and non-profit partner to create a display intended to reuse and recycle downed trees from storms in Knoxville to create natural playscapes for children and families to enjoy at Ijams.

The team was honored with the Community Leader award which recognized the display as the most connected to the community - producing a magical experience when participants have an emotional connection that happens when we are part of something bigger than ourselves.


Top Workplace 2023 - MHM Architects & Interior Designers
Top Workplace 2023 Award - MHM Architects & Interior Designers

Greater Knoxville Area Top Workplaces

2023

McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects was recognized as one of ! The Knoxville News Sentinel has recognized 64 Companies and Organizations in the Greater Knoxville Area as Top Workplaces for 2023, and we are honored to be among the top 12 in the 35-99 company size category. We are thankful to our incredible, dedicated staff for making MHM Architects and Interior Designers such a great place to work.


On behalf of American Schools and University, the University of Tennessee's Zeanah Engineering Complex and Webb School of Knoxville’s Upper School Achievement Center have received Outstanding Design Awards in the 2023 Educational Interiors Showcase. The Upper School Achievement Center was recognized in the Libraries/Media Centers category and the UTK Zeanah Engineering Complex in the Technology/STEM Centers category.

American schools and university educational interiors showcase outstanding design

2023


For the seventh year in a row, MHM was recognized by with a 2023 Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Award. We are honored to have been recognized for this award since its inception and will continue to provide a culture of support for emerging professionals.

AIA Tennessee TOP EMERGING PROFESSIONAL
FRIENDLY FIRM

2023


KNOX HERITAGE PRESERVATION AWARDS -
pRESERVATION sTEWARDSHIP

2023

Home Federal Bank received the Preservation Stewardship award at the 2023 Knox Heritage Preservation Awards. MHM is honored to be the design team restoring the historic 517 Market Street building in downtown Knoxville.


Orchid Award
new architecture

2023

Orchid Award
Bright Spot Award

2023

MHM was honored to have four projects nominated for the 2023 Orchid Awards.

We are proud to announce that the University of Tennessee’s Zeanah Engineering Complex received an Orchid in the category of New Construction, the mural at the  received an Orchid in the Public Art category, and the Maker Exchange won the Bright Spot Award from the City of Knoxville.


American School AND University Architectural Portfolio

2022

MHM is proud to announce that the was the only middle school project nationally to receive a citation award for design.

The project is based on a desire to integrate technology and hands-on making with core academic subjects. It offers students a variety of spaces to collaborate, innovate, and explore.


AIA Tennessee TOP EMERGING PROFESSIONAL
FRIENDLY FIRM

2022

MHM was recognized by with a 2022 Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Award. The award recognizes firms that foster opportunities for leadership and provide a culture of support for emerging professionals (EPs). MHM’s EPs are integrally involved in the firm’s innovation, sustainability, research, and community outreach initiatives.


AIA East Tennessee Honor Award

2022

MHM received the AIA East Tennessee Honor Award in the Renovation / Restoration category for their work on the Home Federal Bank’s Administrative Services Office at the annual Design Awards Gala.


AIA Tennessee TOP EMERGING PROFESSIONAL
FRIENDLY FIRM

2021

MHM was once again recognized as an We are proud to have been recognized for this award since its inception in 2017 and will continue to offer exemplary support and opportunities for Emerging Professionals to grow in our profession.


MHM Architects & Interior Designers received an Honor Award for the Webb School of Knoxville Innovation Center and a Merit Award for the University of Tennessee Student Union at the Annual AIA East Tennessee Design Awards Gala.

AIA EAST TENNESSEE merit & HONOR AWARDs

2021


aia East Tennessee top emerging professionals citation award

2020

MHM was once again recognized as an AIA Tennessee EP (Emerging Professional) Friendly Firm. We are proud to have been recognized for this award since its inception in 2017 and will continue to offer exemplary support and opportunities for Emerging Professionals to grow in our profession.


Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchid Awards
new architecture

2020



environmental stewardship

2020

The University of Tennessee Student Union, built in collaboration with the Christman Company and designed as a joint venture with BMa, the 395,000 SF building houses the largest auditorium on campus, meeting spaces and ballroom, offices, recreation, retail, and dining facilities, among other spaces.


The KUB Engineering Building is a 41,000 SF office building that was built adjacent to the existing Engineering + Operations Building on Knoxville Utilities Board’s Hoskins campus. This energy-efficient building was completed in 2019 and received LEED Certification.


MHM Architects and Beardsley Community Farm exhibit receives best in show at 2019  Parking Day event.
MHM Architects & Interior Designer  team members pose for photo at 2019  Parking Day event.
MHM Architects and Beardsley Community Farm team members pose for photo after receiving best in show at 2019  Parking Day event.
MHM Architects and Beardsley Community Farm team members explain design to crowd at 2019  Parking Day event.

PARK(ING) DAY
BEST IN SHOW

2019

Living Lattice is a structure designed by MHM in collaboration with Beardsley Community Farm, Keep Knoxville Beautiful, and Blaine Construction. Working closely with the team, goals were established to create a sustainable, reusable, and educational piece for use at Beardsley Farm.


IIDA Tennessee Excellence Award

2019

Blackberry Farm Brewery sought to construct a place for their community to gather and enjoy carefully crafted beverages. MHM is honored to be recognized for Excellence in Restaurant and Bar Design at the 2019 IIDA Tennessee Chapter, Composing Great Design Awards.


MHM architects and interior designers Emerging Professionals pose for photo.

AIA Tennessee TOP EMERGING PROFESSIONAL
FRIENDLY FIRMS

2019

MHM was once again recognized as an AIA Tennessee EP (Emerging Professional) Friendly Firm. We are proud to have been recognized for this award since its inception in 2017, and will continue to offer exemplary support and opportunities for Emerging Professionals to grow in our profession.


AIA EAST TENNESSEE Design Citation AWARDs

2019

McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects & Interior Designers received Design Citation Awards for New Construction of the Greater Knoxville Dermatology Clinic and the renovation of the MHM Offices in downtown Knoxville.


AIA Tennessee merit AWARd

2018

MHM Architects & Interior Designers was thrilled to receive the Merit Award for our work at Elkmont Exchange Brewery & Eating House at the annual AIA Tennessee Design Awards. The restaurant and brewery featured a dynamic facade meant to spur new development in the quickly emerging neighborhood.


KNOXVILLE TOP WORK PLACES

2018

MHM was recognized as one of Knoxville’s ! The group of 30 workplaces recognized this year was selected based on office policies, benefits, and anonymous employee input through third-party surveys. 


AIA EAST TENNESSEE HONOR AWARD

2018

MHM Architects & Interior Designers received the AIA East Tennessee Honor Award in the Renovation / Restoration category for their work on the Elkmont Exchange Brewery & Eating House at the annual gala.


City of Knoxville Equity award

2018

MHM was proud to receive the Equity Award for the work on Elkmont Exchange from the City of Knoxville's Community Development team.


Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchid Award

2018

MHM was proud to have two projects recognized at the 2018 Orchid Awards. The Tennessean received an Orchid in the Redesign/Reuse category and Elkmont Exchange Brewery and Eating House won in the Restaurant/Café/Bar/Brewery category.


AGC AWARD

2018

The Tennessean Hotel was recognized at the annual award ceremony of the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee, Knoxville. MHM worked alongside contractor Johnson & Galyon and other development partners, including Commercial & Investment Properties, SRSSA, and Rick Blackburn, to bring this downtown project to life.


American School AND University architecture portfolio OUTSTANDING DESIGN

2017

The University of Tennessee's Ken and Blaire Mossman Building has been recognized by the American School and University Architectural Portfolio publication with an Outstanding Design Award in the Work in Progress Category. The project was one of only five Top Works in Progress Designs selected nationwide.


MHM was honored to be recognized as one of the Top 2017 Emerging Professional Friendly Firms in the state by AIA Tennessee.

AIA Tennessee TOP EMERGING PROFESSIONAL FRIENDLY FIRMS

2017


Keep Knoxville Beautiful Orchid awarDs

2017

MHM had three projects recognized at the 2017 Orchid Awards presented by .

The Henley Street Pedestrian Bridge received an Orchid in the Public Art Category, The Daniel in the Redesign/Reuse Category, and The Tennessee Theatre received the Mary Lou Horner Award.


AIA EAST TENNESSEE MERIT award

2016

MHM received the AIA East Tennessee Merit Award in Interior Design for the office and light assembly design at Perceptics.


American School AND University educational interiors showcase GOLD CITATION

2016

McCarty Holsaple McCarty, in a joint venture with BarberMcMurry Architects, received the Gold Citation Award for The University of Tennessee Student Union (Phase 1) in American School & University’s Educational Interiors Showcase publication.