This project was designed as part of the design-build efforts of The University of Tennessee's College of Architecture
Project Advisors - Tricia Stuth, Robert French
Team Members - Samuel Mortimer, Matt Lyle, Daniel Luster, Joan Monaco, Katherine Dike
In 2009, we set out to define a new way of thinking about sustainable housing in East Tennessee. A team of us created the New Norris House project based on the concept of an integrated global mind set (social + environmental) that centered itself at a local scale (reinterpretation of the paradigm created by the TVA in Norris, Tennessee). This idea, which we called UPLOAD, was likely most influenced by the extraordinary amount of time we spent online as students and by our aspirations to create something subtle and beautiful. We entered the EPA's P3 competition in Washington DC, walking away as one of six winners nationally, a federal grant to continue into Phase II of our proposal, and the ambition that our ideas were going have an enormously positive effect on the region's future development.
The project culminated into the most extensive design build project ever taken on by the University of Tennessee, requiring the synergy of several different departments and many consultants. Today, construction has been completed and the house currently enters its 4th phase - the evaluation and monitoring of the home. It serves as an educational tool both to the University and the community at large.
Location: Norris, Tennessee