EO Member Spotlight

EO Member Spotlight
Faris Eid

Design Innovation Architects

Member Since: 13 July 1999

Faris Eid, AIA, LEED AP

DIA Architects, Interiors, Planning

Member since 1999

Faris Eid is the founder, President and Principal-In-Charge of Design Innovation Architects, DIA.

While virtually everyone is proud of the redevelopment of downtown Knoxville, few people have a more direct hand in more of that redevelopment than Faris. He was the one who figured out how to build the Regal Cinema but still save the S&W Building. He helped redevelop what is now the Mast General Store with DIA offices in the space above.

From historic preservation such as the new Hyatt Place Downtown Knoxville and Lonesome Dove restaurant, to new projects such as Regas Square, Faris Eid and the DIA team continue to help Knoxville prosper while doing the right thing from both a design and environmental point of view.

DIA was a past recipient of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce Small Business Excellence Award, and was on Inc. 5000 2016 listing.

Faris was a long-time board member of the East TN Community Design Center and Knox Heritage; and continues to serve on other boards including EO Knoxville, Hillcrest Nursing Homes, and the City of Knoxville Historic Zoning Commission.

More can be found about Faris and DIA at www.dia-arch.com

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