The Brenda Lawson Athletic Center addition was a comprehensive four-story addition to the University of Tennessee’s Neyland-Thompson Sports Center comprised of nearly 68,000 square feet. This building adjoins with the Anderson Training Center. The combination of the three buildings was completed in 2013, resulting in a 145,000 square foot COST PER SQ FT$310.00FEATURED IN2014 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAdministrative Areas/Offices facility.
The new addition added approximately 34,000 square feet of office space. This space includes a new state-of-the-art conference room for the Athletic Department.
Two levels of the new offices were designed to overlook the newly expanded indoor practice field. Each assistant coach has his own office, and there are conference rooms for the offensive and defensive staffs along with a large meeting room for the entire coaching staff.
One of the challenges of this design was maintaining the current office space used by the Athletic Department and current indoor practice field without interrupting the use of these spaces.
The addition also features many technological upgrades including state-of- the-art video delivery systems for coaches.