ELIZABETH EASON, AIA, LEED FELLOW
Elizabeth Eason founded Elizabeth Eason Architecture, LLC in 2003 and serves as principal architect. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Architecture, and she brings over 20 years of professional experience to the firm. Her work experience includes commercial, retail, hospitality, residential, and government clients. She has worked with architects, engineers, and contractors in Melbourne Australia; Seattle Washington; and Eugene Oregon, but Knoxville has always been her hometown.
Her passion for sustainable design began early during a childhood spent playing in the East Tennessee mountains. Naturally, she grew up with an appreciation of the ecological beauty of this region. Elizabeth continues to spend free time hiking and playing in the mountains.
Elizabeth is a founding member of the East Tennessee U.S. Green Building Council and served two terms as chair. She has served on the Knoxville Tree Board, is a board member with Knox Heritage, and volunteers with the East Tennessee Community Design Center. She also served on the Knoxville Energy and Sustainability Task Force and Governor Bredesen’s Tennessee Energy Policy Task Force.
RICHARD ALLEN FOSTER, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT
A 2001 graduate with honors from the University of Tennessee, Richard joined the firm as design director in 2013. He is an architect with a passion for design and the visual arts with experience in a wide range of project types including masterplanning, education, office, medical, institutional, commercial, multi-family and custom single-family residential. For Richard, good design goes beyond client satisfaction to include a stewardship of the greater good, including an environmental awareness and contextual sensitivity.
Outside the office, Richard maintains a relationship with the university having taught architectural studios as an adjunct lecturer and regularly serving as a guest design critic. He is also an active member of Knox Heritage and AIA. Richard lives downtown and enjoys a car-free lifestyle.
MONIKA MILLER, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Monika Miller’s interest in design and sustainability led her to architecture because she saw a need and potential for improvement in this realm. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture with honors from the University of Tennessee and is a licensed architect. Monika works as a Project Architect, marketing coordinator and bike messenger at Elizabeth Eason Architecture, LLC.
Outside of work, Monika can be found exploring the city by bike, hiking in the mountains, designing clothes, or reading on her porch. She enjoys promoting and eating locally grown foods, aspires toward a carbon-neutral lifestyle, and serves on Knoxville TPO’s Regional Bike Advisory Committee.
BRADFORD RAINES, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Bradford joined Elizabeth Eason Architecture, LLC in 2011 and currently serves as sustainability director. He earned a bachelor of architecture with highest honors from the University of Tennessee in 2007 and has occasionally returned to serve as a guest design critic in the years since. Bradford’s East Tennessee upbringing fostered an appreciation for the natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant culture of the region that inspired him to stay in the area, work to protect its resources, and to make it a better place to live through simple, thoughtful, sustainable design.
Bradford lives in historic Old North Knoxville and, on most days, commutes to work by bicycle. Outside the office, you can find him cycling, hiking, or picking a few banjo tunes on his front porch.
PETER OSICKEY, ASSOC. AIA, LEED AP
Peter is a designer and project manager in our studio. He was drawn to Elizabeth Eason Architecture by a strong interest in sustainable buildings and Zero-Energy housing. As a member of the US Green Building Council serving on the East TN Chapter board, he is devoted to creating a culture of sustainable design in Knoxville. He moved to Knoxville and earned a degree in architecture from the University of Tennessee in 2007, and he has stayed involved with the school by mentoring students.
Peter lives downtown with his wife Dianna and their border collie. He enjoys running, soccer, hiking, reading and drinking a good beer with friends at any one of the town’s many outdoor patios.