It's not every day that you break ground on a project that was almost entirely designed during a global pandemic — so a big congratulations to Carson-Newman University on the groundbreaking for their new School of Nursing! We're excited to be the designer for this project, which will help meet the nursing workforce needs in East Tennessee through a state-of-the-art facility utilizing sim labs and other tech-forward learning spaces.
South High Senior Living, a
recently-completed BarberMcMurry project, has won the City of Knoxville Mayor’s
Award as part of Knox Heritage’s East Tennessee Preservation Awards. The awards
recognize outstanding projects, people and organizations who contribute to
historic preservation efforts in East Tennessee.
BarberMcMurry designed the original
South High in the 1930s. After the school closed in the 1980s, the building
fell into disrepair before finally landing on Knox Heritage’s Fragile Fifteen
Working with Dover Signature
Properties, BarberMcMurry led the design for the adaptive reuse of the school
into an assisted living and memory care facility. The renovation respects the
iconic architecture and grand scale of the original building while modernizing
the facility and utilizing common-sense sustainable design strategies.
City of Knoxville Mayor Indya
Kincannon said, “Rick Dover and BarberMcMurry took it on and have turned this
into a beautiful facility. The end result exemplifies the respect crews have
when marrying the past design into current standards.”
Rick Dover said, “BarberMcMurry was
all in on this from the beginning. This was a fantastic team effort.”
See the stunning before-and-after photos on our project page!