Ongoing Campus Projects
The university is upgrading this building to improve safety and provide a series of modern instructional and research laboratories. An upgrade of the fire alarms, sprinklers, and electrical systems is expected to be complete by spring 2014. Over the next year, projects funded by the National Science Foundation, Eastman Chemical, and the university will provide research and instructional laboratories throughout the building.
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (Cherokee Farm)
Construction on this facility, located south of the Tennessee River near Alcoa Highway, is underway. The 188-acre facility eventually will support sixteen research-oriented building sites.
Construction is well underway on the first new residence hall in more than forty years. The hall will accommodate 700 men and women when it opens in 2014. The facility also is the first building on campus to be named for an African-American person. Brown was a longtime staff member who created the Office of Diversity Programs in the College of Engineering. Brown's work has had a significant impact on increasing diversity in the engineering profession.
The new Student Union will enhance services for our students and the entire community through a larger auditorium/performance venue; additional program, conference, and meeting space; a much larger ballroom for larger events and banquets; a new and expanded book and technology store; and more dining options.Phase one, now under way, includes the new book and technology store, Career Services office space, dining facilities, and other office space. Phase one is estimated to be complete in 2015.
Eleven houses are now occupied, and the Sorority Village Center administrative office is open. Two additional houses are under construction.