KUB ENGINEERING BUILDING

 
 

KUB ENGINEERING

YEAR:
2019

LOCATION:
Knoxville, TN

SIZE:
50,000 SF

Rather than constructing a brand-new Engineering and Operations Building, the team designed a 50,000 sf addition to the existing Operations Building that complements the existing material rhythm. The two are connected by an open, light-filled staircase with their respective breakrooms overlooking it.

Open workstations for each department on every floor coupled with flexible work and meeting spaces along the perimeter, allows for a higher level of collaboration among employees. Workspaces are wrapped by floor to ceiling glass opening to views of the campus spaces and walking trails beyond. This also allows ample daylight into the workspace which research has shown improves employee morale and productivity.

The team is pursuing LEED certification on the project. Sustainable strategies exemplified in the new building include a roof top solar array, limited water usage inside and out, EV charging stations, efficient lighting and mechanical systems available for demand response, and low- emitting materials selections were made throughout.