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University of the South Tuckaway Dormitory

  • Project Location: Sewanee, TN
  • Project Type: Renovation
  • Project Completion: 2003
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The University of the South is located atop the Cumberland Plateau between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee.  It’s physical environment, which includes the 13,000-acre Domain (as the campus and surrounding area is known), provides a remarkable academic and recreational resource, and an unparalleled place in which to study and reflect.  It invites students to engage in both a multitude of outdoor activities and careful study of the natural environment.

Built in 1929, Tuckaway Inn represents Sewanee’s first use of fieldstone architecture in its buildings.  Completely renovated to include air conditioning in the summer of 1999, it houses 60 students.  Double and single rooms are situated in three main sections divided by multi-level staircases to create five floors.  Some rooms on the lower wing have arched windows.  The rooms range in size from 105 to 306 SF and share hall or suite baths. The Upper Commons Room off the porch has a large stone fireplace, handsome paneling and is known as “the fishbowl” because of its three sets of glassed French doors.  The Lower Commons Room- opening into a complete kitchen- is used by residents for sharing meals with friends, watching TV, and holding meetings.

This project was a unique and challenging project.  It entailed a complete renovation of the entire building from inside out.  All new MEP systems were installed to provide a more comfortable living environment for students.