On November 14 , the Hallsdale-Powell Utility District facility in north Knoxville, won the “Orchid Award”. A New Architecture category from ‘Keep Knoxville Beautiful’.
Doug McCarty, President & CEO of McCarty Holsaple McCarty, was honored to be a part of the new Food City Corporate Support Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 21, 2013. This project was a Joint Venture with J.A. Street & Associates.
The “Bruce McCarty Community Impact Award” was granted to Mr. RANDY & Ms. JENNY BOYD, Ms. CAROL EVANS and Mr. PAUL JAMES.
This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to making East Tennessee a better place. This award is a tribute to the legacy of Mr. McCarty and the contributions he made to our region through his vision, his spirit of cooperation, his professional accomplishments, and the many lives he touched throughout his career. The award is presented by the Community Design Center with the hope of celebrating and perpetuating both the quality of life and qualities of leadership of Mr. McCarty.
McCarty Holsaple McCarty was a proud sponsor of the 2013 TACUHO conference. MHM assisted Lord Aeck Sargeant, from Atlanta, in a presentation on national trends in student housing. MHM and LAS continue to work together on higher education projects in Tennessee.
On Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the AIA Tennessee convention, Bruce McCarty posthumously received the William B. Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award, the chapter’s highest honor for a practicing architect. Accepting on his behalf was his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth McCarty, and his sons Hayes and Doug McCarty. Mr. Robert (Bob) Holsaple, a longtime Partner of Mr. McCarty, presented the award to the family.
With our AIA Treehouse Competition entry, we wanted to create an environment that fostered a meaningful connection to nature as well as a structure that encouraged exploration and play. The resultant form is essentially two tree house spaces connected by a bridge. The larger space uses the tree as a vantage point to survey the surrounding gardens through large apertures. The smaller space has a greater sense of enclosure, focusing on the tree itself as an object of study and admiration. Each space has a cargo net ladder that leads into or out of the raised tree house, encouraging unstructured exploration of different parts of the garden.