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The University of Tennessee

Student Union

Knoxville, TN

ICT provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection design, and construction administration for a new 309,006 SF University Center. The project includes meeting rooms, programming spaces, administrative/student services offices, student organizations, recreation, service areas, book store, dining services, OIT technology area, lounges, and meeting service support/storage.

Phase I was completed in June 2015 and Phase II was completed in 2018.

Notable features of the project include:

Phase I

  • 50,000 SF of retail space for the VolShop, VolBooks, and VolTech stores
  • Multiple dining options to meet current and future needs, seating approximately 1000
  • The Alan and Wendy Wilson Center for Career Development

Phase II

  • A variety of study and small-group gathering spaces •The campus’s largest ballroom, allowing us to host major events on campus
  • An art gallery, recreation area, and executive dining room
  • Student organization spaces designed to enhance learning and leadership development opportunities
  • A 999-seat performance auditorium, serving as a venue for a variety of student and departmental programs
  • Larger and more flexible meeting spaces equipped with state-of-the-art equipment


309,006 SF


UTK Division of Facilities Planning


BMA/MHM Joint Venture





University Center