This state-of-the-art, collegiate library facility, designed by a joint venture of Dethrick Henley and Wilkerson Architects and Artech Design Group, includes an adjacent two level lecture hall. These facilities will serve as the northern terminus of a newly developed pedestrian mall extending the width of the University of Tennesse Chattanooga campus. The 6-story, 184,725 SF Library structure consists of a poured in place concrete frame, and post-tensioned beams with a pan joist framing system, including the roof structure. The foundations consist of spread footings atop rammed aggregate piers. The building is clad in curtainwall, brick veneer and aluminum composite metal panels. The roofing system is modified bitumen.
Interior features include a multi-story atrium, numerous private study and small group gathering areas, computer labs, and total wireless outreach to the entire UTC campus. The building utilizes conventional interior finishes and partitioning with some specialties including raised access flooring, compact shelving and auditorium seating. The mechanical system is served by the campus central energy plant with multiple air handlers distributed on each floor level serving VAV terminals.
The detached 14,778 SF Auditorium Building utilizes concrete spread footings, a combination of steel and precast second floor framing, and bar joist roof construction. Utilities for the Auditorium Building will be extended from the Library Building through an underground access tunnel.