Walters State Community College
Sevier County Campus
Located on a 67-acre site on the banks of the East Fork of the Little Pigeon River, the new campus will ultimately have over 200,000 square feet of classroom space to service a student population in excess of 2,000. The first phase building was intended to be the central hub of the growing campus.
The college’s close cooperation with the resort industry of Sevier County is reflected by the inclusion of unique spaces for instruction in areas of interest to tourist-related business, including hotel/motel resort management and culinary arts/restaurant management. A further development of the concept of citizen service is the ground floor community service computer lab, which will be available to the general population of Sevier County, providing both instruction and active individual use.
The architecture of the building is an expression of the traditional heritage and history of the county. It is sited to view both the river and the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains. The two-story lobby and library balconies enhance the sense of permanence that characterizes the area and the college’s relationship with Sevier County.