AMS Corporation

Building Area: 13,100 s.f.

Date of Completion: 2018

Type: Renovation

Location: Knoxville, TN



At AMS Corporation, BarberMcMurry designed an expansive addition to the company’s already-existing administrative and laboratory testing spaces, as well as a state-of-the-art electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) chamber. The architectural and interior design of the space offers an effective solution to a distinct challenge: AMS needed a space that was efficient for employees but remained welcoming to visitors. As part of our design, BarberMcMurry opted to place the massive EMC chamber in an entrance vestibule of the renovated building, creating a unique showcase that allows AMS the opportunity to illustrate their technological capabilities to visitors. Throughout the space, the interiors are carefully curated to reflect the AMS brand — from an embedded AMS logo in the poured Terrazzo floor to the use of the company’s distinctive orange on accent walls and structural beams. The prominent use of glass throughout the facility allows natural light to permeate the space, which includes individual offices, four laboratory spaces, open office and laboratory space, a conference room and an employee break room with kitchen.