September 13, 2018 Alumnus McCarty Honored for Service to the University

The remarkable service of College of Architecture and Design alumnus, Douglas McCarty (’72 B.Arch) was recognized this month by the University of Tennessee Alumni Board.  During the 2018 Alumni Awards Gala, McCarty was one of five alumni who received the Alumni Service Award, which publicly recognizes exceptional service or long-term continuing service or leadership to UT.

Doug McCarty has made a lasting impact on his alma mater through campus architecture. Since earning his degree from the College of Architecture and Design in 1972, he has continued his involvement with the university.

Under his leadership as president and CEO, the firm McCarty, Holsaple, McCarty Architects and Interior Designers has designed and contributed to numerous projects on UT’s campus, including the award-winning Art and Architecture Building, the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the John C. Hodges Library, Neyland Stadium improvements, the Wayne G. Basler Boathouse, the Pedestrian Bridgeway and the new Student Union.

McCarty has served as board chair and campaign chair for the College of Architecture and Design and as a Chancellor’s Associate. A 1990 graduate of Leadership Knoxville, he is active in the East Tennessee chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Community Design Center of East Tennessee and the Knoxville Chamber Partnership.

In the College of Architecture and Design, McCarty, Holsaple, McCarty supported the renovation of a large auditorium in the Art and Architecture building, which was later named McCarty Auditorium, and created a scholarship endowment to support student travel abroad.

Other alumni of the college have been recognized in recent years by the UT Alumni Board: