The University of Tennessee West Campus Housing Redevelopment
The design of the new housing village at The University of Tennessee provides nearly 2,700 new student beds and a new dining hall in approximately 754,000 gross sq ft on 15.5 acres. The facility will help attract and retain students as UT continues towards it’s goal of becoming a top 25 Public Research Facility. Outdoor courtyard spaces connect the new development with the campus through an extension of an existing pedestrian mall. With a $260 million project budget, this is the largest capital improvement projects in UT’s history and will be constructed in four phases. The project offers us the opportunity to plan and design exterior improvements which follow the guiding principles codified within the Campus Landscape Vision document, also produced by our team.
We will use three principals in guiding the landscape architectural design: 1) Adapt planning principles of Collegiate Gothic Architecture; 2) Follow the principals of the CLVSS for building siting, campus connections, campus spaces, planting, and sustainability; 3) Incorporate design strategies to alleviate the top negative impacts to student health while promoting student well-being.