MHM User| 20 Apr 2015| 0 comments


Premier East Tennessee architectural firm McCarty Holsaple McCarty is celebrating 50 years of design in 2015.

Out of 15 projects identified by the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as the best examples of architecture in the region in the past 150 years, six of these projects either were designed by or underwent significant renovations under McCarty Holsaple McCarty.  The firm has made a transformative mark on Knoxville’s built environment.

“Over the past 50 years, our firm has been fortunate to work with great clients who are leaders of some of the most visible organizations in the area,” said Doug McCarty, president and CEO of McCarty Holsaple McCarty.  “Because our clients expect the absolute best, our buildings have been able to stand the test of time.”

MHM has been involved in the design of some of Knoxville’s most iconic projects including the 1982 World’s Park, the Tennessee Amphitheatre, L&N Station renovations, restoration of the historic Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville Convention Center, Lawson McGhee Library, the Bank of American Building, Volunteer Landing, Knoxville Convention Center, City-County Building and the McGhee Tyson Airport Terminal.

In addition to its impact on downtown Knoxville, MHM has designed numerous buildings on the campus of the University of Tennessee.

“The University of Tennessee has offered us a chance to work on many projects through the years,” McCarty said.  “We chose to hold our anniversary celebration at Neyland Stadium’s West Club, because when you look out the window, the campus is dotted with our firm’s buildings in all directions.

“We are very grateful for the opportunity to have an impact on a first-class institution that educates students from across the nation and around the world.”

MHM designed the John C. Hodges Library, Andy Holt Tower, Clarence Brown Theatre, Neyland-Thompson Sports Center, Art and Architecture Building, Taylor College of Law, Howard Baker Center and the Neyland Stadium renovations among projects.

The design for the Art and Architecture Building was selected in a competition from among 42 other design submissions from firms across the country.  The building was especially significant as the firm’s founder, Bruce McCarty, helped to establish the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture in 1965.

The architectural firm’s relationship with the university endures to this day.  MHM is in a joint venture to design the Student Union Building, which will replace the old University Center at Cumberland Avenue and Volunteer Boulevard.  Design and construction of the facility was a $160 undertaking – the largest single project in the university’s history, with completion of all phases expected in 2017.

The firm was founded by modernist architect Bruce McCarty 50 years ago with longtime business partner, Robert Holsaple.  In 1983, when Doug McCarty became president of the firm, the company took the name McCarty Holsaple McCarty.

“My father built a foundation of excellence and innovation that we have built 50 years of design upon, “ Doug McCarty said.  “Our strong team of young, up-and-coming architects are ready to build on that legacy and design East Tennessee’s built environment over the next 50 years.

Shareholders in the firm include Doug McCarty, Jeff Johnson, David Collins and John Gaddis.  MHM recently announced that several of its young leaders would take new roles as shareholder in the company including Nathan Honeycutt, Barbara Tallent, John Thurman, Li Wang and Scott Webb.

MHM User| 25 Feb 2015| 0 comments

Click the link for a new video discussing the design process by architects.  This video was produced by the East Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and features several MHM projects that include Knoxville Transit Center (with Bullock Smith), the Tennessee Theater Renovations and the UT Art + Architecture Building.

MHM User| 25 Feb 2015| 0 comments

The link to this video was created by Leadership Knoxville.  MHM is a proud supporter of this organization!


MHM User| 23 Jan 2015| 0 comments

The East Tennessee USGBC Green Light Awards were held the evening of Tuesday, January 20 at the Square Room, downtown Knoxville.  MHM’s project, KEURIG Green Mountain won the Green Light Award.  Accepting the award on behalf of KEURIG Green Mountain was Mrs. Stephanie Myers, their Community Relations Liaison.

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MHM User| 07 Jan 2015| 0 comments

Athletic Business magazine conducted a poll to find out which stadium is the best venue for college playoffs – Neyland Stadium won!  Read more:

MHM User| 07 Jan 2015| 0 comments

January’s edition of the Greater Knoxville Business Journal showcases it’s “40 Under Forty, Knoxville’s Best Assets of diverse young leaders”.  MHM is proud of John Thurman, Associate and Project Manager, is one of the 40.

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MHM User| 18 Dec 2014| 0 comments

The new Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio opened on November 24th. The studio, 18 months in the building but decades in the making, shoots Tennessee to the forefront of on-campus studio space and video production. The digital studio is actually comprised of two large studio areas, one on the north side of the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center, the other on the south side of the Anderson Training Center. Both studios can be configured in multiple ways to produce a variety of programming for the SEC Network, the Vol Network and other in-house productions. The project was a Joint Venture between McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects and COPE architecture. Rouse Construction was the contractor.   For more information, click the link provided:

MHM User| 25 Nov 2014| 0 comments

On Thursday, November 20, McCarty Holsaple McCarty was awarded the “Fantastic Fifteen Award of Excellence in Preservation Rehabilitation” from the Knox Heritage for the Tailor Lofts project.  Brian Pittman of MHM also won the “Mayor of Knox Award” for his Mary Boyce Temple House restoration and the “Spirit of Kristopher Award” for his historic preservation service to the Knox Heritage.

CONGRATS to the project team on the Tailor Lofts and our very own Brian Pittman.

Pittman awards

MHM User| 12 Nov 2014| 0 comments

MHM is excited about this project and the benefits it brings to downtown.  Check out the link for more photos!



MHM User| 03 Oct 2014| 0 comments

Li Wang from MHM served as a Panelist to the BIM Seminar that Lewis Thomason organized on September 19, 2014. This half-day seminar features Virtual Design & Construction, including discussion of contract terms, BIM-in-practice, new State BIM guidelines, insurance issues, and BIM pitfalls and risk management.