UT To Dedicate New Garage Nov. 27

 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee-Knoxville will dedicate a new 866-space, five-level parking garage on White Ave. at 10 a.m., Nov. 27.

UT President Joe Johnson will preside at the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Guest speakers will include Philip Scheurer, vice chancellor of administration and student affairs; Dr. Gregory D. Reed, professor and head of civil and environmental engineering; and Keith Townsend, president of the UT-Knoxville student government association.

The garage, which provides much needed on-campus parking for students, law school faculty and Vol football fans, is located just behind Clement and Strong halls.

The $6.5 million facility is being financed by revenue it generates. No state tax dollars were used.

“The interesting thing about this parking garage is that it’s pretty,” Betsey Creekmore, associate vice chancellor of space and facilities management, said.

“It fits itself into the landscape in an unusually good way. I would congratulate the architects on picking up that leit motif and reflection — that echo — of the architecture of Sophronia Strong Hall and the rest of the older buildings.”

The design was a joint venture of King and Johnson Architects and Michael Brady Architects, both of Knoxville. Ray Bell Construction Co., Brentwood, was the contractor.

Construction started in the fall of 1994. The garage opened for use in August 1995. Parking at the dedication will be available in the new garage.

Contact: John Clark (423-974-2225)

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