School of Architecture News

Faculty, Students Continue Haiti Post-Earthquake Rebuilding Efforts


In the five years since a massive earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti, UT faculty and students have helped the country’s rebuilding efforts by designing a secondary school, housing, and a clinic that are now in various stages of construction.

Architecture and Design to Open Studio and Lab in Downtown Knoxville


The university is investing in downtown Knoxville by renovating and furnishing a historic North Gay Street property for a new studio, gallery, and fabrication lab. UT is leasing the 20,000-square-foot building known as the Jewel at 525 North Gay Street for several College of Architecture and Design programs. The building’s glass storefront will house a new studio and gallery, and two floors of industrial space will be designated for a fabrication laboratory known as the UT Fab Lab.

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.

In Memoriam: Bruce McCarty

Bruce McCarty

Bruce McCarty, the primary architect for many of the university’s iconic buildings and longtime friend to the College of Architecture and Design, passed away on Saturday, January 5. He was 92. Bruce was a driving force in East Tennessee’s modern architecture for more than fifty years. His work created much of Knoxville’s skyline and helped to shape a large part of UT’s campus.

Graduate Students Win Tennessee Landscape Architecture Design Awards

Students in the Landscape Architecture Program won top awards in the 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects Tennessee Chapter Design Awards Program. The students accepted their awards in mid-October at the ASLA Conference held in Franklin, Tennessee.

New Norris House Receives Top Green Building Design Classification

New Norris House

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 students build house at forefront of energy efficiency

The New Norris House has been featured by several local news media. The New Norris House is a nationally recognized model for efficient and sustainable living. The house, located in Norris, was built by a student-led team at UT.