University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Ken and Blaire Mossman Building

Knoxville, Tennessee

Slated for completion in 2018, the Ken and Blaire Mossman Building will house portions of the microbiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, psychology, and nutrition departments.
Within its six stories, the building will foster interactive teaching and hands-on learning while creating expanded opportunities for research. There is space for both ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMLord Aeck SargentCOST PER SQ FT$427.00FEATURED IN2017 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress and unstructured interactions among students, faculty and staff.
Included in this space is a 228-seat auditorium, classrooms ranging from 81 to 126 seats, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces and common areas for students and faculty, and a first-floor café.
Lab spaces and classrooms are designed to enhance communication between students and professors, and the common areas provide space for spontaneous interaction and learning opportunities beyond the classroom.
Seating in one of the building’s classrooms will take advantage of circular student stations, enabling groups of students to comfortably sit together in class. The teaching labs within the building feature an open-air concept that will increase efficiency and flexibility.
The building will incorporate elements from UT’s campus while enhancing the area where it is situated.