Sentinel Tower

Building Area: 178,000 s.f.

Date of Completion: N/A

Type: New Construction

Location: Knoxville, TN

Budget: N/A

Challenge: Design the first new downtown high-rise in over 20 years to house 58 luxury residential condos, 45,000 square feet of office space, 4,000 square feet of retail, and accompany the tower with a 200 space parking garage.

Solution: Occupying 1/2 of a city block in downtown Knoxville, we sited the tower to take advantage of sight lines and give this 22 story building as much visual presence as possible toward the main thoroughfares of the city. We chose a to give the design a modern aesthetic demanded by those seeking to live in an upscale urban setting. The parking garage gives the design a base from which the tower rises. Rather than garage being a detrimental “utility” portion of the design, we used the garage as an opportunity to create a site amenity by using the top of the garage to create an elevated urban park for the residents. The first 5 floors of the tower house the main entry lobby, ground floor retail, and office spaces; the remainder of the tower is dedicated to residential condos.