Belle Morris Elementary School Addition
Project overview
YEAR: 2007 CLIENT: Knox County School Board LOCATION: 2308 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN VOLUNTEER(S): Elizabeth Eason, AIA

The ETCDC was asked to design a “Green” building addition that could also be used as a teaching tool to help the students and the community.

The design used sustainable strategies per LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).

The new two-story, 17,000 square-foot addition was completed in 2014. Belle Morris now has eight new classrooms, plus a new art room and a geo-thermal HVAC system.

Belle Morris Elementary School is one of North Knoxville’s oldest schools. With the continued growth of its population there was a real need for more art classrooms, music classrooms, and community spaces. As an Earth Flag School, Belle Morris currently exhibits a dedication to teaching and practicing environmental preservation.The ETCDC and volunteer professional adviser, Elizabeth Eason, AIA, were asked to … Read More

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Belle Morris Elementary School is one of North Knoxville’s oldest schools. With the continued growth of its population there was a real need for more art classrooms, music classrooms, and community spaces. As an Earth Flag School, Belle Morris currently exhibits a dedication to teaching and practicing environmental preservation.
The ETCDC and volunteer professional adviser, Elizabeth Eason, AIA, were asked to design a “Green” building addition that could also be used as a teaching tool to help the students and the community. The design used sustainable strategies per LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Sustainable renovations to the historical school included a 17,000-square-foot two-story addition; several new classrooms with natural day-lighting; a new art room, music room, and a Geo-thermal HVAC system.

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