Arklie Levi Hooten

Arklie Levi Hooten

Knoxville, TN, US



Arklie Levi Hooten is an American student of architecture. He graduated from the University of Tennessee’s College of Architecture + Design in 2010 before spending more than a year completing the construction of A New Norris House as a staff member for the college, doing this under the instruction of architects Tricia Stuth and Robert French. It was as an undergraduate student that Levi and three team members of an independent study secured federal funding to construct a new prototype for sustainable housing in Norris, Tennessee.

Levi also spent a semester in design studio at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany during the spring of 2009.


GFF, Dallas, TX, US, Intern Architect

Apr 2012 - current

The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, US, Research / New Norris House Project Manager

:: completed construction documents for delivery to a manufacturing partner while
subsequently leading student members in the development of shop
drawings and fabrication of custom constructions

:: worked with team members to secure the 2011 NCARB prize for the
project and secured several charitable donations from environmentally
minded product and material suppliers

:: led a seminar class of eight student members of the New Norris
House project in the completion of design development of interiors, the
design and construction of furniture, and finished exterior steel work

May 2010 - Sep 2011

Beeson Lusk & Street, Johnson City, TN, US, Architect Intern

:: worked for two summers on separate design competitions for BLS
architects in an attempt to secure two city projects - a war memorial
and a city elementary school new construction / renovation

:: gained additional experience in construction documents and the
design devlopment of a small residence for a private client

Jun 2007 - Aug 2008


The University of Tennessee - Knoxville, BArch, School of Architecture + Design

Aug 2005 - May 2010

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Weimar, DE, iAAD 2009

During my education at the University of Tennessee's School of Architecture, I was able to spend one semester in foreign study at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Weimar, Germany.

Mar 2009 - Jul 2009


AIA East Tennessee Honor Award, Award


NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Research and Practice [A New Norris House], Award

The NCARB Prize was initiated in 2001 in response to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s report, Building Community: A New Future for Architecture Education and Practice (The Boyer Report). As envisioned by Peter Steffian, FAIA, who served as Council president in 2001, the NCARB Prize Program was designed to encourage, reward, and showcase diverse programs and activities that wholly integrate practice and education in an academic setting.


Chancellor's Citation For Extraordinary Professional Promise, Award

Given to graduate and undergraduate students for contributions to the university community through leadership and service during time as a UT student.


Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. Global Design Award, Award


Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement [EUReCA] SP 2009 [A New Norris House], 1st Place

EUReCA is an annual event that showcases research and creative activities by currently enrolled undergraduate students in collaboration with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty mentor. Entries can be individual or group projects and are judged by a combination of UT Knoxville faculty members and community professionals.

The UT Knoxville Office of Research coordinates this unique competition to encourage, support and reward undergraduate participation in the campus research enterprise. An added value is the development of faculty mentoring relationships.


Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] National P3 Competition [A New Norris House], 1st Place

EPA's P3 – People, Prosperity, and the Planet—Program is a unique college competition for designing solutions for a sustainable future. P3 offers students quality hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life.

The competition has two phases. For the first phase of the competition, teams were awarded a $10,000 grant to develop their idea. In April 2009, the team took to the design to the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington DC to compete for the P3 Award and a grant of $75,000 to take their design to real world application.


Alma & Hal Reagan Scholarship, Scholarship


Bullock & Smith Partners International Fellowship, Scholarship


Tau Sigma Delta Architectural Honors Society, Nomination


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