University of Tennessee - Pratt Pavilion
Building Area: 72,000 s.f.
Date of Completion: 2007
Type: New Construction
Location: Knoxville, TN
Challenge: Utilizing an existing surface parking lot site, design a basketball practice facility for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Solution: Connected to the University’s 25,000-seat basketball arena, this facility includes two full-sized courts. Divided by a retractable glass wall etched with icons of both the men’s and women’s teams, the dual-court layout allows simultaneous practice by both teams, eliminating scheduling concerns for practice time. Ringed by elevated observation points, the dual-court setup also makes the new facility highly desirable for recruiting.
A two-story lobby is flanked with exhibits chronicling the rich basketball tradition at the University. The facility includes a recruiting room, weight room, training room and film room, with controlled, 24/7 access for the teams and coaches.
Joint venture with Blankenship & Partners
2008 AIA East Tennessee Award of Merit