For Alumni

Our alumni lead international firms, found corporations, earn major design awards and transform the world through design…all while remaining true to their roots.


Come Back.

Upcoming Events

  • AIA Tennessee Conference CoAD Sponsored Lunch | Thursday, August 8
  • Charlotte Alumni Tailgate | Saturday, September 7
  • Parents Weekend: Architecture Class of 2027 Tailgate | Saturday, September 14
  • Dean’s Advocacy Board Meeting | Thursday, October 10
  • TK Davis Retirement Cocktail Reception in Nashville | Thursday, October 17
  • TK Davis’s Book Launch Breakfast in Nashville | Friday, October 18
  • CoAD 60th Anniversary Gala | Saturday, April 12, 2025
  • AIA National Conference on Architecture Alumni and Friends Reception | Thursday, June 5, 2025

All events will take place in Knoxville unless otherwise stated. For more information about events, contact Senior Director of Advancement Pamela Cannella Treacy. For campus-wide alumni and friends events, visit

Our 4,500 alumni stay connected with us in a variety of ways:

  • Attend evening lectures by world-renowned designers
  • Sponsor or attend networking events
  • Attend special events and reunions
  • Participate in Career Day and other events to engage with students
  • Post job openings…and refer to our job listing themselves
  • Serve as ambassadors and help us recruit the best students and faculty
  • And of course, share your successes with us, so we can brag!

Learn more about becoming engaged with the college by contacting Pamela Cannella Treacy.

Join Our Giving Communities

The Siena Society

Members of the Siena Society embody and emulate the same qualities of leadership, energy, and spirit that were present at the founding of the School of Architecture in 1965 and in the growth and transformation of the college through new programs and schools ever since. Their collective contributions have shown that this elite group of college supporters are all in for the College of Architecture and Design.

To learn more about joining the Siena Society, contact Senior Director of Advancement Pamela Cannella Treacy.

Dean’s Cricle

Donors who annually give more than $1,000 to the Dean’s Excellence Fund are eligible to join the college’s Dean’s Circle.

Alumni on the Rise

Donors within 15 years of graduating from the college who annually give more than $400 to the Dean’s Excellence Fund are eligible to join the college’s Alumni on the Rise.

About the Dean’s Excellence Fund

Gifts made to the Dean’s Excellence Fund allow the dean to allocate support strategically as opportunities arise. Our strategic needs include:

  • Scholarships for tuition and fees
  • Student Emergency Fund
  • Student travel
  • Faculty research
  • Lectures, exhibits, and other cultural programming
  • Investments in new initiatives

Additionally, funds may cover other areas that help us meet our goal to make design education as vivid as possible.

Membership to both the college’s Dean’s Circle and Alumni on the Rise are based on the fiscal year gifts are made.

To maintain membership, gifts must be made every fiscal year, July 1–June 30.

All giving communities receive access to unique, invitation-only events in the college. Contact Senior Director of Advancement Pamela Cannella Treacy for more information.

UT Alumni Network

More than 270,000 UT alumni live in all 50 states and in more than 130 countries. They are connected through 55 UT Knoxville alumni chapters…find your chapter and stay connected to

Join the exclusive online community for UT alumni and engage with others on professional development and mentorships around the world. Connect with alumni, students and campus partners.


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Alumni-led Firms Ranked!

Many of our alumni-led firms have been ranked repeatedly by Architect magazine: