University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Fred D. Brown, Jr. Residence Hall

Knoxville, Tennessee

The Fred D. Brown, Jr. Residence Hall was designed with one outstanding objective—to contribute to the "Vol Vision" of elevating the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to a top 25 public research institution.


The project's design team conceptualized the hall as a place of connectivity. The residence hall will allow students to ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$236.00FEATURED IN2014 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYWork in Progress to other students and to the entire campus to become one of the nation’s leading academic institutions.


Hall spaces were designed to relate to the campus’ Torchbearer. A tonal “beam of light” became the terrazzo pattern on the first and second floors. Art displays were integrated into millwork at public locations to allow for rotating student exhibits. Spatial delineation was achieved through color to create “pods of identity” within the 350 resident bedrooms and suites.


Being the first new residence hall designed on the campus in over 50 years, the interior vision will create a timeless “canvas” style building where the students, the furniture, and the surfaces will interact to become the art, the interests and the features.