Gresham Smith Named #1 Top Best Place to Work in Knoxville

The Gay Street bridge over water with buildings in the background

Gresham Smith is proud to announce that the firm has been named the top 2023 Best Places to Work by the Knoxville News Sentinel. This recognition is based on feedback from Gresham Smith’s employees about the firm’s culture, team effectiveness, work engagement and trust in leadership. Knoxville is the 9th Gresham Smith office this year to earn recognition for its strong, positive culture.

“Fostering a workplace that supports an inclusive culture where all our employees have the opportunity to thrive—both personally and professionally—is one of our highest priorities,” said Gresham Smith CEO Rodney Chester. “We are proud of the work that we do, and we’re honored by the opportunities we have, every day, to have a positive impact on the communities we serve.”

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Gresham Smith established the Knoxville office location in 2005. Locally, the team specializes in providing architecture, interior design and engineering services for the firm’s Transportation,  Industrial and Water + Environment clients. Recent local projects include the design of a greenway on James White Parkway, an advanced traffic system on Middlebrook Pike and a plan to replace traffic signal poles on Gay Street.

Employees in Knoxville are involved in several local industry, civic, and charitable organizations including ASCE, ASHE, ASHRAE, ITE, IEEE, TCAPWA, the LaRose Foundation, Sparks, Boy Scouts of America, Gideon’s International and the Isaiah 117 House. Additionally, team members regularly mentor students at the University of Tennessee during Senior Design and also participate in the biannual cleanup of Sinking Creek through Knox County’s Adopt-a-Stream program.

This award is the latest addition to Gresham Smith’s growing list of workplace accolades. The firm has also been recognized this year as a top place to work by the Nashville Business JournalAtlanta Journal ConstitutionTampa Bay Business JournalLouisville Business FirstSouth Florida Business JournalJacksonville Business JournalOrlando Business Journal and Dallas Business Journal.