In our maker spaces, you can make your design a reality and work alongside professionals and esteemed faculty to make a difference in your community and the world. Make lifelong friends here....Make your future here.

The team in front of the structure celebrating its completion.


Our nationally recognized Design/Build Program was named a Top 7 Program by Study Architecture, a part of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. By creating innovative, real-world design solutions like Knoxville’s Beardsley Farm Education Center, a fresh-water kiosk in Kentucky and educational and medical facilities in Haiti, our students build experience and community.

A group of students stands on the sidewalk in front of the Fab Lab.

The Fab Lab 

The Fab Lab is our premier maker space. It offers students unparalleled access to tools and technologies to make their design visions a physical reality. Contributing to downtown Knoxville’s urban renewal, the Fab Lab is a 20,000-square-foot maker space in a renovated historic building, but there’s nothing old about the Fab Lab.

Student Work

From first-year to masters-level, our students are creating an astonishing variety of work, from abstract concepts to actionable solutions.