Design Innovation Architects

DIA is an award-winning team of more than 15 architects, interior designers, and site planners. Founded in 1989 by Faris Eid, AIA, in Knoxville, Tennessee, we serve hundreds of active commercial, corporate, civic, and private clients throughout the region and have built a reputation for designing environments of enduring value.

We are inspired by good design and good business.
 We are motivated by our clients’ trust in us to innovate with design, make their vision come to life, and deliver more than expected.

We are committed to giving our clients and collaborators what they want:

  • Excellent service and design
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Genuine care, attention, interaction, and collaboration
  • Efficient and thorough dialogue with architects
  • Direct involvement of firm principals and consistent staffing
  • Proactive searches for the best solutions in design, sustainability, regulatory alternatives, cost-effective construction
  • Inspiring design, clear documents, and a smooth construction process
  • Aggressive schedule management
  • Value beyond expectations
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