Do you know what district you work in? New color-coded district signage is now being installed as part of the campus’s year-long wayfinding project. The wayfinding framework divides the campus into seven color-coded districts to make it easier to give directions in a broader context of the campus layout. The names were developed based on a combination of geography, function, and branding. For example, “the Village” is a reflection of the residence halls and student life functions of that district and “Torch” designates the academic core of campus.
Campus Master Plan News
The UT Board of Trustees approved on Friday an update to the Campus Master Plan, which serves as a guide for future construction and renovation improvements on the Knoxville and Institute of Agriculture campuses.
A meeting to discuss updates to the 2011 UT Campus Master Plan will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, in the International House Great Room. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend. The meeting gives the campus community an opportunity to ask Facilities Services Associate Vice Chancellor Dave Irvin questions about updates to the master plan.
UT has been granted state approval to purchase properties on White Avenue in Fort Sanders to build a new classroom/laboratory facility on Cumberland Avenue. The proposal to the State Building Commission helps UT address a significant shortfall of academic space. The Commission’s approval authorizes the purchase of three large houses. The new four-to-five story building will provide approximately 200,000 gross square feet of new academic space along Cumberland Avenue between the Jessie Harris Building and Hoskins Library.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured an effort by UT to add greenery and amenities to increase curb appeal. The project is part of an immediate face lift that will bring greenery to Volunteer Blvd., Presidential Court, landscape the engineering buildings behind Ayres Hall, add entrance pillars to Fraternity Park, and extend the existing pedestrian mall.
The University of Tennessee will host a public meeting for the community to review the draft master plan for the Knoxville and agricultural campuses. The meeting is set for 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the UT Visitors’ Center.
Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Chris Cimino invites UT Knoxville faculty and staff to a presentation on the campus’ proposed master plan on Wednesday, April 13. The presentation will include an overview of the proposed plan and time for questions and feedback.