Tennessee Valley Bicycles

Architecture

210 W Magnolia Avenue Knoxville, TN 37917

Tennessee Valley Bicycles’ design began as an update to a blighted urban building with street access on two levels, and turned into a major renovation when we discovered a failing concrete beam. We took that opportunity to open a second entrance off the back and create a two-story glass and steel façade looking south to downtown Knoxville.

The design reimagines a failing brick masonry façade on the main entrance, which opens onto the bike shop. The steel structure on the rear shades the glass facade from southern and western sun, provides a second exit from the upper level, and creates a lower entrance for bike rentals and repairs while opening the alley to pedestrian traffic.

TYPE Retail

AREA 4,500 sf
ARCHITECT Fork Design

GENERAL CONTRACTOR Holston Construction

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Mallia Engineering

LIGHTING Sesco Lighting

PHOTOGRAPHY Bruce Cole Photography