Duane Grieve - 2nd District

City Recorder

Will Johnson
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(865) 215-2075

400 Main St., Room 467
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Former Vice Mayor and City Councilman

Duane GrieveVice Mayor Duane Grieve - 2nd District
3640 Iskagna Drive 
Knoxville, TN  37919 
Home: 865-522-4393
[email protected]
Term ends: December 2017

Mr. Grieve has been the owner/architect of Grieve Associates Architects for 30 years. His office is located at Emory Place in one of three vintage 1880s buildings that he restored in the early 1980s. Having a personal interest in historic preservation, Mr. Grieve was responsible for restoration of the original Miller's Department Store on Gay Street (now KUB), Anderson Hall at Maryville College, and Alumni Gym at the TN School for the Deaf, among others. His practice encompasses commercial, city/state, and custom residential projects and recent examples are the Volunteer Ministry Center's new Headquarters, the Maryville Municipal Center, and several University of Tennessee projects. 

For 14 years until 1986, Mr. Grieve was a tenured Assistant Professor of Architecture at UT and has since served as an adjunct professor in Professional Practice during various semesters. 

Active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) since the 1980's, Mr. Grieve became an AIA Fellow in 1997 for his service to the profession: 

  • Local and State President
  • Gulf States Regional Director
  • National Treasurer
  • National AIA Trust, Chairman 

    In Knoxville, he has served in many volunteer capacities: 

  • Historic Zoning Commission
  • Chair, Mayor's Task Force on Preservation and on Codes Review
  • Cornerstone Homeless Task Force
  • Facade Improvement Grant Review
  • Broadway/Fifth Avenue Task Force
  • Mayor's Convention Center Art Commission

    From 2008-2009, he was President of Scenic Knoxville where under his leadership digital billboards were banned from the city. 

    He has also been involved in many neighborhood, school, church and scouting organizations over the years. 

    As a City Council member representing the 2nd District, Mr. Grieve hopes to continue to serve his community. He was elected to Council in 2009 and re-elected in 2013, and his Council colleagues elected him as Vice Mayor in December 2015.