Our Featured Projects.
Natalie L Haslam Music Center, University of Tennessee
The purpose of this project is to create a totally new Music Center for the University of Tennessee-Knoxville on the site of the existing facilities. The new facility is programmed to be 122,000 GSF and houses performance, classroom, practice and office space for the Music and Band programs. Several conceptual options were developed by the Design Team. The chosen scheme is a four story solution fronting on Volunteer Boulevard with the main entry and pedestrian axis on the second level. This orientation also proved best for sustainable shading and natural lighting practices to be integrated into the facility.
University of Tennessee
On a challenging and compact site, the design team successfully fulfilled the program requirements. The building consists of three levels. Spaces provided include the gallery/exhibit hall, training room, weight room and the second level spaces, film room, recruiting room and V.I.P./Camera balconies. The building establishes a compatible relationship with other athletic facilities and the overall campus.
Thompson-Boling Arena: Coaches' Offices
University of Tennessee
Thompson-Boling Arena was built on the University of Tennessee Campus and opened in 1987. Virtually all basketball operations are housed in this facility including the Coaches' Offices. After 30 years, B&P and S4D were selected in a J-V by UT to renovate and significantly upgrade one of the main entry lobbies and both Men's and Women's Basketball Coaches' Offices. The basketball offices are approximately 16,000 SF of space that includes Head Coaches' Office (2), Assistant Coaches' Offices, Conference/Planning Rooms, Video Editing & Viewing Studios, Graduate Assistant Work Stations and Reception Lobbies. High-end graphics were used throughout to tell the story of UT Basketball and to provide the "shock and awe" for visiting recruits. Special attention was given to the floor-to-ceiling glass enclosure that houses the Lady Vols eight National Championship trophies and was personally approved by Pat Summitt.
This office building consists of 58,512 GSF and 50,163 NSF located on the grounds of McGhee Tyson Airport. Blankenship & Partners, LLC was responsible for the design of the overall base building and all tenant spaces. It is presently occupied by Safe Skies Alliance, V. Alexander & Co., Merchant & Gould and Windham Professionals. Future Phase II and III Office Buildings are also included in the Masterplan of this office park. Due to its close proximity to McGhee Tyson Airport Terminal, all exterior colors and textures were selected to be compatible with the Terminal and complimentary to its neighborhood.
Stowers Machinery Headquarters Renovation & Expansion
Stowers Machinery Corporation is a regional distributor for Caterpillar and allied lines of industrial equipment. Constructed in three phases, this project added 16,000 SF of new building, and renovated several thousand more. An entirely new two-story addition was constructed at the end of the existing facility, with a reorganization of the parking lot and property entrance. The project includes classrooms, offices, and an exterior plaza. Existing brick was matched on the new space and existing metal panels were replaced with new, so that the addition seamlessly integrates with the old. Caterpillar’s signature yellow brings new graphic appeal and branding.
The sprawling complex, which was built before modern building codes were adopted and enforced, encompasses administrative and sales offices, machinery warehousing, and a large mechanical shop. Our renovation added fire separations and ratings in several locations, bringing the facility into compliance, while giving it a refreshing new look.