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Construction-related space updates

This page was last updated September 27, 2022.

Multiple areas on campus will be affected by planned construction projects over the next few years. These projects are designed both to enhance the on-campus experience for students, staff, and faculty members, and to advance UTK’s strategic vision. Understandably, major construction projects can cause some anxiety. Multiple teams are here to support the offices and units that will be affected by construction. This page provides updates on the status of major projects and relocation-related information for affected units. Thank you to all members of the UTK community for your patience during this important work.

For more information about the space impact of the construction projects listed below, please contact

Project: Construction of new Business Building

What is it?

  • The Haslam College of Business seeks to construct a state-of-the-art facility that will serve as a model to promote collaboration, attract top talent, and address the continued growth in fields of study throughout HCB. The new facility will serve students, faculty, and staff, and help UTK continue to enhancing its nationally ranked programs.

What is the status?

  • The programming phase is complete and early schematic design should begin Fall 2022.

Whom does it affect?

  • Construction will eventually require the demolition of Dunford, Greve and Henson Halls, which will lead to academic and administrative units vacating these buildings. All departments and units currently assigned space in these three buildings will be relocated to other space.

What is the timeline?

  • Demolition has not yet been planned as several steps are necessary prior to commencing with a schedule. No demolition will occur during academic year 2022-23.
  • The University Space Committee has already began working with units in the three affected buildings to discuss relocation plans. Space Committee representatives will work directly with unit heads to schedule planning meetings and tours of prospective spaces as part of the relocation efforts.

How the relocation process works

  • When buildings are affected by construction, representatives of the University Space Committee meet department and unit leaders to understand their space needs and identify potential new space for a unit. Departments and offices affected by construction will be given ample notice prior to relocation and opportunities to provide input on their space needs.
  • After potential new space has been identified, the Space Committee will review the proposed space assignment to ensure that the assignment advances university-wide strategic objectives.
  • Once the Space Committee approves a unit’s relocation to new space, the Space Manager and Campus Operations will work directly with the unit to facilitate relocation by providing detailed instructions on the process.