Ned McWherter Administration Building

This project implemented the final stages of a phased master plan for Tennessee State University’s Ned McWherter Administration Building, which included plans for a plaza that links the administration building with the university’s student center.

Key aspects of the project include:

  • Develops a focal point unifying and completing the campus masterplan.
  • Administration Building blends harmoniously with adjacent buildings with a three story atrium and a bridge linking upper level offices and support areas.
  • Building setbacks are harmonious with the nearby student center
  • Brick and banding details repeat established architectural detailing of the student center.
  • Dual entries acknowledge the slope of the terrain and varied arrival points.
  • Presidential and vice presidential offices have expansive views and vistas of the campus center.
  • The 24,100 square foot facility cost $3,100,00 when completed in 1996.


Tennessee State University/Tennessee Board of Regents


Nashville, TN

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