University of Tennessee starts school year with new residence hall, pedestrian bridge

The University of Tennessee is now sporting a new pedestrian bridge and residence hall. The bridge connects the Johnson-Ward Pedestrian Walkway to the Hill, where several academic buildings are located. The six-story, 250,000-square-foot Fred D. Brown Jr. Residence Hall, named for a staff member who created the Office of Diversity Programs in the College of Engineering, started housing students this semester. The $59 million building has capacity for about 700 students. Cope Architecture/Weeks Ambrose McDonald was the architect for Brown Hall; Blaine Construction was the contractor. McCarty Holsaple McCarty; Barber McMurry Architects designed the pedestrian bridge; Rentenbach was the contractor. 

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