SoKno Taco


3701 Sevierville Pike
 Knoxville, TN 37920

SoKno Taco transformed an abandoned property incorporating four buildings into a community-oriented space that has helped propel a developing neighborhood. The design approach borrows from the emerging vernacular of the area — a casual, outdoor-focus — and is adaptable to the community’s future needs.

Parallel parking along the street creates a pedestrian-friendly site, a very important feature for the mountain-biking community that frequents this area. Outdoor seating, a bar, an open kitchen and private room address the needs of young professionals, families and church-goers who make up the community. SoKno Taco was the first in a wave of new developments in South Knoxville that have brought life to the previously blighted area.

2017 Knox Heritage Fantastic Fifteen Award

TYPE  Restaurant

AREA  3,800 sf


CONTRACTOR  901 Company

ENGINEERING Facility Systems Consultants

PHOTOGRAPHY Alan Sims, Inside of Knoxville