University of Tennessee Strong Hall

Strong Hall, an eight story, multidisciplinary science facility housing research and teaching laboratories, lecture halls, and faculty and departmental offices. Classrooms are capable of being converted into SCALE-UP classrooms (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment for Undergraduate Programs), a learning model that focuses on group work class participation and technology. Departments housed in the facility include Anthropology, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, and General Biology. The building includes two cleanroom suites for departmental research. The project also incorporates a 3,000 square foot portion of Sophronia Strong Hall, a dormitory building that was originally constructed on the site in 1926.

Acoustics

Architectural acoustics, sound isolation, and mechanical and electrical systems noise control.

Audio-Visual

Two large lecture halls feature multiple projectors, sound reinforcement, and image magnification. Classroom systems include multimedia presentation systems and divisible classrooms with multiple displays and sound reinforcement. Additional audio-visual systems comprise a building-wide digital signage system, a viewing room with a display wall, video input, and videoconferencing.

Awards

This project has been recognized by American School & University magazine for “Outstanding Design – Work in Progress” in their November 2016 edition.

Project Data
LOCATION SIZE SERVICES CLIENT ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT
Knoxville, Tennessee 260,370 square feet Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Acoustics, Audio-Visual, Communications, Security The Lewis Group Architects, Inc., PC The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Inc.

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