University of Tennessee
Ken and Blaire Mossman Building
The new facility contains flexible laboratory space, laboratory support space, vivarium, shared core labs, teaching labs, general purpose classrooms, student spaces and administrative spaces.
Departments conducting research in the building include Biochemistry Molecular Biology (BCMB), Microbiology, Nutrition and Psychology. Additional space is being provided for administrative and business functions associated with the Division of Biology.
The exterior of the building reinforces the Collegiate Gothic style. The standard campus brick and cast stone trim is used in a traditional manner with punched windows and sloping roofs featuring gable ends. At the same time, the design includes elements that distinguish the building as a 21st century science building such as extensive use of glazing for daylighting the labs and public spaces, exterior sun shading devices and metal panels at selected locations.
A 225-seat auditorium and café accompany the labs and classrooms in the facility. The ground level amenities include exterior seating and a new courtyard with views of the historic Hoskins Library.
Project is in collaboration with McCarty Holsaple McCarty.