October 18, 2017 Doug McCarty Featured Speaker at Hodges Library Celebration

Alumnus Doug McCarty (B.Arch ’73) is a featured speaker at the John C. Hodges Library’s 30th Anniversary Celebration reception on Oct. 23, 5:30 p.m. The reception will be held in the library’s first-floor galleria and will also feature a new exhibit of the original model for the library and other historical memorabilia.

The event is free of charge and open to the public.

McCarty is president and director of design at McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects and Interior Designers and a long-time friend of the college.

The new John C. Hodges Library opened in September 1987 with 40 miles of book stacks and 1.1 million volumes. The new expansion essentially wrapped around the core of the older building and more than tripled the library’s square footage. Hodges Library was at the time the largest and most modern library building in Tennessee.

Preceding the reception, the campus community is invited to a celebration in the library from 3-5 p.m.

Architecture Asst. Professor Jennifer Akerman provides insight into the design of the Hodges Library. Read the article.


Photo credit: McCarty Holsaple McCarty