George A. Ewart (’88)

Category: Alumni Service | Awards

2022 Alumni Service Award Winner

From crafting cutting-edge architecture to creating cultured American barbecue, George A. Ewart has excelled in composition. While owning an architecture firm and restaurant, Ewart also volunteers time to local government, UT, and coaching youth.

His firm, George Armour Ewart, Architect, has designed healthcare facilities—GI for Kids; convention centers; a Rural Metro fire station; upscale private residences; the Frito Lay Distribution Center; and five National Fitness Centers. On Knoxville’s Sutherland Avenue, Ewart remodeled an existing gas station into the 180-seat, highly rated Dead End BBQ restaurant that he owns.

First receiving a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology from West Virginia State College, Ewart stayed true to Appalachia and received a Bachelor in Architecture from UT in 1988. Ewart is certified and registered to work in 13 states across the country. Since 1992, he has earned 15 professional achievements and awards.

Presently, Ewart is affiliated with Leadership Knoxville, the Knox County Board of Construction Standards, UT Chancellor’s Associates as Chair, the Emerald Youth Foundation Sports Council, the Dean’s Advisory Board of the UT College of Architecture and Design, and the Knox County Historic Zoning Commission as Chairman. For his excellency in problem solving and leadership, he was appointed to become one of 26 Chancellor’s Associates for UT. After he joined the College of Architecture and Design Dean’s Advisory Board, he encouraged more donations and noticeably grew the college’s private support. Ewart has also volunteered time to coach at the West Youth Football League since 2007 and served as a committee member for his church since 1990. He has a wife and three children.