President and Chief Executive Officer
Douglas H. McCarty, AIA, as president and Director of Design establishes the firm’s design philosophy and makes key decisions regarding project management and scheduling issues. Doug graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design in 1972 and attended Princeton University’s Graduate School of Planning. He was the design coordinator for the 1982 Knoxville World’s Fair, coordinating the work of 17 associated design firms and consultants and designed the Tennessee Amphitheater, recipient of the 1982 Tennessee Society of Architects Award of Excellence. Beside providing leadership for many of MHM’s most well-known projects, such as the Knoxville Convention Center, the UT Art + Architecture Building and the restoration of the Tennessee Theatre, he has also been active in both professional and community groups including the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Community Design Center of East Tennessee, Knoxville Chamber Partnership, the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design and is a 1990 graduate of Leadership Knoxville.
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Jeffrey D. Johnson, AIA, leads MHM’s Interior Design Department and also heads up programming and library projects. A 1976 graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, Jeff is licensed in Tennessee as both an architect and interior designer. Projects he has headed include the Blount County Public Library, the Bristol Public Library, several projects for the UnumProvident Insurance Corporation, the headquarters for the Knoxville Utilities Board and the offices of ImagePoint. He has served as president of the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and as the founding chairman of the Episcopal School of Knoxville. He has also been active in the United Way, the American Red Cross, Friends of the Knox County Public Library, the Knoxville Chamber Partnership and the Central Business Improvement District (Downtown Knoxville). He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Knoxville.
Prior to joining MHM in 2000 as a director and principal, David S. Collins, AIA, served as City Architect for the City of Knoxville where he was the mayor’s point person on several major Knoxville development projects including the Knoxville Convention Center, Volunteer Landing Riverfront Development, the Gateway Regional Visitors Center and several master plan projects. David also served two terms as a Knox County Commissioner. He has been a guest lecturer on the university level on topics involving the political process in public development projects and sustainable urban development. At MHM, David has headed up the Knoxville Central Station project, an intermodal transportation hub in downtown, two new freestanding YMCA’s, offices for AAA and the new headquarters building for the Hallsdale-Powell Utility District. A 1979 graduate and valedictorian of the UT College of Architecture and Design, David is past president of the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and has served on the boards of Keep Knoxville Beautiful, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Knoxville and the Knoxville Junior League Advisory Board.