From east to west, we help our students grow into mature designers.
A multi-year effort led by Robert French involves research, planning, design and a potential build. The effort brings Architecture and Landscape Architecture students together with design professionals from across the country to envision a 4H Camp, conference center featuring STEM and agricultural programs at Lone Oaks Farm, a stunning 1,200-acre property in West Tennessee.
Our students in collaboration with UT Institute of Agriculture are working with two nationally acclaimed design firms, El Dorado Architects, led by partners David Dowell and alumnus Josh Shelton, and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. Together they are contributing to the master plan of a multi-purpose campus including
food preparation and serving locations
demonstration farm areas
roadways and infrastructure
Students have spent time on the property exploring the terrain and assisting in an initial effort (bioblitz) to document and catalog the diverse flora and fauna found at the Lone Oaks site and worked with the professional designers on many potential designs.