Ongoing Campus Projects
The long-awaited renovation and expansion of the Equine and Farm Animal Hospitals at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center is underway. The project is essential to our commitment to the people and animals of Tennessee and across the southeastern states.
Construction is on schedule and the building is set to open in August. The new facility will include classrooms, seminar rooms, laboratories, and a lecture theater. The building will house the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (Cherokee Farm)
Construction on this facility, located south of the Tennessee River near Alcoa Highway, is underway.
Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Neyland Drive Streetscape Improvement
The Lake Loudoun streetscape project should be completed by this fall. It will include new sidewalks, brick retaining walls to match the Neyland Drive entrance, and new landscaping.
The School of Music's new home is set to open in August. The modern glass façade and primary entrance are designed to maximize natural light and reduce energy costs. The green and clear glass patterns celebrate music. If you look closely, variations in the glass appear to be musical notes.
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 fall 2014.
The project involves ten multi-use fields that will accommodate UT's student intramural program. The complex is substantially complete, with the grass fields ready for use by June.
Eight sorority houses are now occupied. Three more houses are set to open this fall, along with the Sorority Village Center. Two houses will still be under construction this fall.