Testimonial – Martella Associates

“Martella Associates was founded in 1987. We are a full service design firm offering architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and planning services to clients throughout East Tennessee and the Southeast. Over the past eleven years, the firm has grown from a sole proprietorship, primarily involved in residential projects, to a firm with nine professionals. Our firm’s portfolio has steadily increased in size and complexity of projects, and now includes a diverse group of commercial and residential projects.  For each project, our firm is focused on a commitment to the client. This commitment is founded in the determination to discover the unique characteristics of the user, the distinctive qualities of the site, the program and the building type; and to create a product that fulfills the client’s needs and surpasses their expectations, within the established budget. The resulting architecture is unique, progressive and enduring.  In the past eleven years the staff of Martella Associates has created a wide range of projects from residential neighborhoods to church, school, university campuses and municipal projects. We have found that all successful projects begin with a thoughtful and well ordered program or master plan. These documents incorporate the natural potentials of the site, the goals of the building program, and the needs of the users in order to create spaces which reinforce the architectural concepts and functional requirements of the project now and in the future.  Presently, Martella Associates is teaming with Leon Williams General Contractor, on several projects with fast track schedules. The Library at the Haley Farm in Clinton Tennessee is scheduled to be complete in December. This complex project involved disassembling an historic cantilever barn and reassembling it with a steel structure and modern HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems and very precisely detailed interior.  The two firms are also collaborating on several fast track projects for Collier Foods in Sevier County. These include a TGI Friday’s Restaurant in Gatlinburg and The Blackberry Grille Restaurant in Sevierville, as well as several renovations of existing properties. We have also worked together on several complex renovations of large residences.  Kristine Beard, who will serve as Martella Associates’ project manager for this project, has extensive experience managing design and construction on fast track projects for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Many of these projects were at nuclear plants which had very tight schedules and required close coordination between design and construction.  Pre-engineered metal buildings were used for a number of these projects.  The project coordinator for this project will be Kristi Butler. She has experience with design and production on a number of commercial facilities and is also currently directing the TGI Friday’s fast track project.”

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