BullockSmith and our joint venture partner Lindsay & Maples are excited to share news of the recent Citation for Excellence in Architectural Design for the new Volunteer Boulevard Parking Structure on the campus of The University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Projects like this one are often framed by the client’s need to get the most efficient parking structure with the greatest number of spaces possible for their budget and this project had similar parameters, but also important to the University was the desire for the structure to contribute to the campus’s existing collegiate gothic style vernacular.
Particular attention was paid to the exterior to ensure the design blended well into the surrounding environment and adhered to campus architectural standards. The 338,400 SF structure serves the new adjacent residence hall as well as many other events and user groups on campus providing 1062 spaces on 6 levels. The garage features vehicular access at two separate entrances on two levels. The client’s desire to maximize capacity while masking the structure’s true nature was successfully achieved through skillful details, composition, and appropriate proportions.