Loghaven Cabin Community Artist Residency

The Loghaven Community is a collection of historic log cabins located on a wooded hundred-acre ridge off Candora Road in South Knoxville, only two miles from downtown Knoxville.  In the 1930’s Martha “Missy” Thompson began developing the community, including four log cabins along Loghaven Drive and one on Cherokee Cove. Though not part of Missy Thompson’s community, another log cabin and outbuilding were constructed in the 1930’s on property adjacent to Loghaven and fronting on Repass Drive.

In 2008 the Aslan Foundation purchased Loghaven, comprising several parcels, with the goal of preserving and enhancing the cabins and surrounding land.  In 2015 the parcels were combined into a single lot, and rehabilitation work began.  The project is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2018.  The cabins will serve as residences for as many as nine visiting artists, for terms ranging from two to eight weeks.

In the fall of 2017, design work began on a new Loghaven gateway building which will serve as operations center for the community.  Totaling +/- 3,700 square feet, this building will include a director’s office, a kitchen, a dining room for residents, and a shared studio space.  Also planned for the site is a maintenance facility consisting of a +/- 500 square foot garage/workspace and a +/- 500 square foot apartment for an on-site carretaker.  The gateway design includes a small employee parking area which will also provide parking for a trailhead leading along Cherokee Cove and eventually to High Ground Park and Fort Higley.


The Aslan Foundation


6 historic log cabins + a new 3700 square foot Gateway building housing communal dining, studio space, and operations facilities.



Completion Date:

2019 (Scheduled)

Project Team:

Brandon F. Pace, AIA LEED AP – Principal in Charge
Michael A. Davis
Daniel A. Jones
Cameron Bolin
Geneva Hill

Photo Credits:

Sanders Pace Architecture
Bruce Cole Photography