BarberMcMurry has hired Trey McMillon as an
McMillon earned his Master of Architecture from
Virginia Tech, and his bachelor’s degree from the Georgia Institute of
Technology. In Virginia, he worked with the Global Forum on Urban + Regional
Resilience and has an interest in urban planning and community design.
McMillon’s work has included a design competition —
SYNC NYC — that generated ideas for providing affordable housing options to 25
small and undeveloped lots throughout New York City.
Chuck Griffin, AIA, NCARB, and Kelly Headden,
AIA, NCARB, are two of the University of Tennessee Knoxville’s 2019 Alumni
Service Award winners.
Griffin is BarberMcMurry Architects’ President and
CEO, and Headden is the firm’s Executive Vice President and COO. Griffin and
Headden were recognized for their personal and professional service to the
Both oversee the BarberMcMurry Professorship at
the College of Architecture and Design, the largest endowment at the College at
$1 million — a fund which brings internationally recognized architects to teach
at UT for a full semester.
Griffin graduated from UT’s College of Architecture +
Design with honors in 1984, the same year he began a full-time career at
BarberMcMurry. He has been a partner-in-charge at the firm for 24 years,
specializing in healthcare and higher education design. He has overseen more
than $835 million in healthcare construction — including dozens of projects at
the University of Tennessee Medical Center, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital,
and Covenant Health. He has also overseen dozens of higher education projects
for Tennessee Board of Regents universities, community colleges and TCATs.
He is also a graduate of Leadership Knoxville and
serves as chair of the Pellissippi State Community College Foundation Board and
the Cokesbury United Methodist Church Board of Trustees.
Headden is a 1988 honors graduate and Chancellor’s
Citation recipient of the College of Architecture and Design. In his 30-plus
years at BarberMcMurry, he has guided some of the firm’s largest and most
complex projects, among them, the firm’s design work at the University of
Tennessee — including the award-winning Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, Joint
Institute for Advanced Materials and new Student Union. Other recent projects
include the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Rocky Top Sports World
and sports facilities at Maryville College.
He is a longtime supporter of UT, serving as a Big
Orange Give ambassador, a UT Chancellor’s Associate and a member of the College
of Architecture + Design’s Advisory Board and Dean’s Advocacy Board. He is a
graduate of Leadership Knoxville and Leadership Sevier, and serves on the board
of directors for AIA Tennessee and SmartBank Knoxville, as well as serving on
the Helen Ross McNabb Center Events Committee and the Knoxville Open