Industry PartnersConnect. Collaborate. Make a Difference.
A Promising Future
We envision a future of increased urgency to provide more innovative education for the best students through programs and opportunities that challenge the norm, so we see the need to establish long-term industry partners to ensure our successes with innovative programs and stability through times of economic downturn.
Long-term industry partners provide major gifts and resources to support our important programs:
Our partners serve on the college’s industry board to advise us on trends in the industry, network with a dozen other industry leaders and collaborate with us to bring the most worthwhile projects to our students. Partners also offer insight to keep our curriculum relevant, so our graduates are ready to fill jobs in the industry, perhaps even in your company.
Long-Term Partnerships in Action
Collaborations support our innovation in the studio. . .and help students explore the world. Long-term partnerships involving endowments or major gifts help us expand our curriculum, advance design knowledge and prepare students for careers:
General Shale has been a partner for close to 40 years, and over that time, the company has provided $500,000 in gifts for
Brick Masonry Class
Donation of bricks
In 2017, we welcomed industry partner, Crossville Inc., one of the world’s premiere tile manufacturers, who made a multi-year commitment to support an Interior Architecture studio and fund students to attend NeoCon each year.
A Legacy of Support
We have a fruitful history of organizations, companies and affiliated industries responding to our call for support, particularly for design/build projects. In fact, over the past 25 years, more than 40 companies have supported our efforts:
AGC Flat Glass
Apple Tech Computer Fund
Blaine Construction Corporation
BRAE/Watts Water Technologies
Cannon & Cannon
City of Norris
Construction Specifications Institute
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Electric Power Research Institute
General Shale Inc.
H&M Company Inc.
IAVO Research and Scientific
Marriott Residence Inn
McAbee Hayes Consulting
Norris Water Commission
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Paulk + Company
Pella Window and Door Company
Ross Bryan Associates Inc.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Tennessee Valley Authority
We salute these fine companies for their generous support.