Lee University Humanities Center

Cleveland, TN


Lee University is a private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee. Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee and the largest in the Appalachian College Association.

Lee has added 19 major buildings necessary to serve its students and Community Tectonics Architects has been fortunate to be a part of a number of those additions.

The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences focuses on the study of human society and behavior. In 2004, the flagship facility of that program became the 50,155 square foot structure designed by Community Tectonics Architects.

The three-story facility includes a variety of spaces and functions all surrounding the three-story central lobby and monumental staircases. The first floor consists of both a two-story executive lecture hall for 125 plus a two-story recital hall for 175 with performing stage. Additionally, classrooms and a computer center are located on the main level. The second story consists primarily of classroom space but also includes a suite for music offices. The third and top floor houses departmental offices, work rooms, copy rooms and other administrative functions, but also houses a suite of practice rooms for the music department.

A truly state of the art facility, seminars, presentations, lectures and recitals can be performed concurrently with the use of the latest technology and sound systems available. This building has become a signature facility on the Lee campus.