University of Tennessee, Knoxville, John D. Tickle Engineering Building

Knoxville, Tennessee

  • FIRM

    McCarty Holsaple McCarty


    University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • AREA

    110,000 sq.ft.





The John D. Tickle Engineering Building was designed to house the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Information Engineering. The facility projects a welcoming image and unique departmental identity.
The main entrance is a three-story, sun-shaded atrium with a view of the Tennessee River and a monumental staircase ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMGrieve Associates ArchitectsCOST PER SQ FT$210.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio leads to the department’s administration/reception suite. The atrium is connected to an outdoor plaza that serves a multifunctional role for gatherings and events.
A second entrance provides connections to neighboring university buildings. A 200-foot-long pedestrian bridge makes engineering buildings on “the Hill” easily accessible. The bridge enters the building on the fourth floor.
An exterior aluminum sun screen controls the solar heat gain of the southwestern exposure while admitting daylight.
The lobbies have seating for socialization and collaborative learning. Classroom and lab entrances include vision panel doors with sidelights. The wider corridors and atrium include displays of student and faculty achievements. Large flat-panel monitors provide information about the institution, various departments, courses, classroom/lab presentations, and schedules.