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University of Tennessee Knoxville Medical Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Renovation
Knoxville, TN 

I. C. Thomasson Associates Inc., (ICT) provided mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering services for this 56-bed NICU facility at the UT Medical Center.


  • NICU cares for about 800 babies a year.
  • Integrated into the unit’s design are private rooms with individual control of noise, temperature and indirect, dimmable lighting.
  • Mothers and babies share the same room, easing anxiety and encouraging bonding during the newborn’s critical first days.
  • Rooms are arranged into coves of 10-12 rooms, each isolated from noise and light.
  • The unit is the region’s first and only designated Level III private room Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.