New Norris House News

State to Sell Award-Winning New Norris House


The state of Tennessee is selling one of the greenest homes in the state—the New Norris House. Sealed bids will be taken through 1:30 p.m. (CST) on May 5. An open house will be held April 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at 143 Oak Road, Norris, Tennessee. The New Norris House was completed in 2011 after a student-led team worked for three years to bring the concept, first conceived in a classroom, to a modern and appealing home.

Architecture Faculty Member Honored with Cox Professorship

An architecture faculty member who was instrumental in the design of a nationally recognized energy sustainable house has received the James R. Cox Professorship. The three-year award provides Tricia Stuth a stipend of $25,500 to be used at her discretion. Stuth is an associate professor in the College of Architecture and Design. She is a licensed architect.

New Norris House Named Among Nation’s Top Ten Green Projects of 2013

The New Norris House, a project of UT, is one of the nation’s top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design, according to the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment. The AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Awards is one of the profession’s best-known recognition programs for sustainable design excellence. The New Norris House is the only university project selected for the award.

UT, New Norris House Receive Honors from American Institute of Architects

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The New Norris House, a sustainable home designed by students and faculty of the College of Architecture and Design, garnered high honors this spring at the American Institute of Architects National Convention. It received the Residential Architect Award of Merit in the single-family housing category and was one of only thirty-six projects chosen out of nearly 800 entries.

New Norris House Receives Top Green Building Design Classification

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The New Norris House, an award-winning home developed by UT students and faculty, has received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Homes Platinum Certification from the US Green Building Council. LEED-platinum certification is the highest standard buildings can earn as a measure of their sustainability.

UT Offering Tour of the New Norris House

As part of the campus’s Earth Month celebration, the Office of Sustainability will host a tour of the New Norris House on Tuesday, April 24. Space is limited, and those interested in joining the tour must reserve a spot online. The New Norris House is an award-winning, LEED-certified project designed and built by students and faculty from the College of Architecture and Design.

Architecture Faculty Honored by American Institute of Architects

Ten faculty members from the School of Architecture received awards last month from the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The highest honors, the Honor Citation Awards, were given for three projects: “The Ghost Houses, Phase I,” “A New Norris House,” and the “O’Dell Residence.”

New Norris House Open for Public Tours

UT Knoxville’s nationally recognized New Norris House will be open for public tours from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 12. More than sixty students and faculty from UT’s architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and civil engineering, planning, and environmental studies programs planned, designed, built, and furnished what is now among the most energy-efficient homes and landscapes in Tennessee.

UT Celebrates Opening of New Norris House

With the cut of green ribbon, UT Knoxville marked the opening of the New Norris House, a nationally recognized model for efficient and sustainable living. The UT student-led team has worked for more than three years to bring the concept, first conceived in a classroom, to the modern and appealing 750-square-foot structure.