University of Tennessee, Temple Hall

Knoxville, Tennessee

The University of Tennessee Temple Hall project encompassed the renovation of the three-story former UT Student Health Clinic into a herbarium for the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department, and simulation labs for the College of Nursing.

The herbarium is a temperature- and humidity-controlled area with a specialized air conditioning unit that acts as ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMVreeland Engineers (Electrical), Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (Mechanical)CAPACITY109COST PER SQ FT$124.00FEATURED IN2015 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation for more than 600,000 plant samples from around the world. The space also includes work areas for processing and preserving new samples.

The College of Nursing simulation labs consist of mock hospital facilities such as operating rooms, NICUs and an assisted-living apartment. High-definition patient simulators are used by nursing students in these areas during course studies. The areas feature cameras that provide instructors with a video feed. This enables them to change the simulated patients’ conditions. Renovations also included a debriefing room and classroom.

New mechanical units and a new roofing system were installed, and public areas such as interior hallways and administrative areas received upgrades.