UTK Min Kao Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Building

Knoxville, Tennessee

Named for UT alumnus Dr. Min Kao, Chairman and CEO of Garmin International Inc., the project set a new standard in design for combining research laboratories, classrooms and administrative offices at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Due to its uniquely compact and steeply sloping site there are entrances on the first and fourth of its six floors, linked by a dramatic atrium connector. The innovative 150,000SF facility was designed to foster an atmosphere which promotes creativity including common areas, lounges, glass walls and terraces. The faculty office areas are a defining characteristic encouraging the exchange of ideas. The offices serve both as a study and as small laboratories. The exterior design of the facility complements the existing academic gothic character of The Hill while incorporating native plant species and stone or concrete benches. BullockSmith, in joint venture with Lindsay & Maples, led the design of this first USGBC LEED certified facility on the campus of The University of Tennessee.

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