University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee’s existing facilities were not able to house the growing enrollment of pharmacy students. Students, faculty and research activities were housed across six buildings, many in need of updating and renovation.
The recently completed 190,000-square-foot College of Pharmacy consolidates all pharmacy school operations into a single structure. ASSOCIATED FIRMBrg3sCOST PER SQ FT$252.00FEATURED IN2015 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYClassrooms laboratories make up the majority of the programmed space. Lecture rooms and other publicly oriented functions are situated on the first two floors. Included in these public functions is a 300-seat, tiered lecture hall, a 150-seat, tiered lecture hall as well as smaller meeting/classrooms, and a museum space with historic pharmacy equipment on display.
The design concept consists of two wings separated by a six-story atrium. The east wing houses the main laboratory functions, and the west wing is devoted to administrative activities. The atrium serves as a collaboration space for faculty, researchers and student to interact in an informal setting. Skybridges on every floor connect the two wings and provide additional locations where spontaneous interactions occur.