The UT Art + Architecture Building is home to the College of Architecture and Design and the School of Art. The 400′ long commons space in the center of the building unifies the different functions of the learning environment. Open stairs and hallways promote interaction of students and faculty. This space contains a student cafe, auditoriums, supply and art store, and atrium area. Changing art and architecture exhibits are installed in the Ewing Gallery, Gallery 103, the Commons and the Sculpture Garden.
More than simply providing functional facilities, the building was originally designed as a learning tool for its architecture students. The exposed concrete structure and mechanical systems are a daily reminder of the constituent elements of architecture. For the artists, the building serves as a site for ever-changing ad hoc installations and displays of student work. All students are encouraged to work communally in the studios, discussing ideas and projects.
The building is home to excellent educational and instructional technology resources including 24-hour computer labs, a materials resource library, a woodshop, an image center, print shop, technology studio, and a 3-D digital fabrication center.
Other facilities also include the college’s various studios across Knoxville – the Downtown Studio, the 525 Studio and FABLAB – and the Nashville Civic Design Center.
A wood shop that features all necessary tools for the creation of furniture, industrial design projects, and building staging and mock-ups. Our wood shop has 3D priting, milling, laser cutting, and other digital fabrication resources for students.
A digital print and image center. Students may print and scan their projects through our own print shop.
Our computer lab is accessible day and night, and features all necessary and quality software to complete design and research projects. Digital “pin-up” centers are also available through several classrooms and the “Clerestory,” a digital review space.
Libraries and collections are available to students for all of their research and resource needs. From our digital collections to our materials library and subject librarian, students can delve deep into their design studies and interests.
The Fab Lab is a state-of-the-art fabrication laboratory that offers students opportunities to construct, test, design, and build.