BarberMcMurry Architects has hired Mike Hicks, AIA as
a project architect.
Hicks began his career at BarberMcMurry in 1979,
eventually relocating, and has returned to BMA after working with firms in
Tennessee and South Carolina. Hicks is experienced in a variety of project
types, notably higher education, residential, and governmental.
This holiday season, employees at BarberMcMurry
Architects are giving $22,563 to the United Way of Greater Knoxville through an
employee fundraising campaign.
“BMA has been blessed to be a part of this community
for over 100 years. We’re honored to be able to give back through the
United Way, which makes such a huge impact in the lives of our friends and
neighbors,” said Chuck V. Griffin, President & CEO of BarberMcMurry.
“I’m incredibly proud of our employees, who have given
so selflessly to support others.”
BarberMcMurry has been a longtime supporter of the
United Way, with one hundred percent participation in employee fundraising
campaigns for decades. Since 1998, the firm has donated more than $355,000 to
the UWGK. This year’s donation is the firm’s largest-ever single year
The funds will support Big Brothers and Big Sisters of
East Tennessee, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, Centro Hispano,
Girls Inc. of the Tennessee Valley, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Emerald
Youth Foundation, Knox Area Urban League, Metro Drug Coalition, Second Harvest
Foodbank of East Tennessee, Senior Citizens Home Assistance Service, Shangri-La
Therapeutic Academy of Riding, Susannah’s House, The Muse, tnAchieves, Wesley
House, and the Williams Creek Youth Foundation.
Since 1922, the United Way of Greater Knoxville has
raised awareness and money, and mobilized volunteers, to meet community needs
in the greater Knoxville area. The UWGK invests donations in programs focused
on health, education and financial stability.