Pellissippi State Community College

Nursing Renovations

Strawberry Plains Campus, Knoxville, TN


In 2011, Pellissippi State Community College purchased the 220,000 SF Magnavox office building in Strawberry Plains.  Community Tectonics Architects was involved in the initial building review for the campus prior to the purchase and has been involved in most of the PSCC renovations since that time, including the recently completed 35,000 SF Career Magnet Academy for Knox County Schools, which is housed in the lowest level of the building.

This 24,250 SF renovation of the third floor included the college’s Nursing program.  This project includes classroom and administrative offices, but the heart of the project is the lab spaces.  Included are three large general purpose skills labs, an OB lab, and a Pediatric lab.  Of critical importance to the program are the four simulation labs with control room for in-lab and remote monitoring of student training.  The facility is also equipped with medical prep rooms, equipment and medical storage areas, and four debriefing rooms for video review of recent procedures performed by the students.

These renovations allow the college’s nursing department to expand and provide them with facilities that are equal to or better than any similar programs in the region.



The following case study, by CS Acrovyn, was done on the partitions provided for the Pellissippi State Community College Strawberry Plains Nursing project.  The design allows students practicing their nursing skills a unique, flexible, and durable environment.

The case study can be viewed here:  CS Acrovyn Case Study

Community Tectonics strives to find the best products for each application.  The project selected at Pellissippi Strawberry Plains for the Nursing department provided a more attractive and durable solution for basically the same costs as the standard operable wall finish.  We believe this application will serve the nursing department for years to come.  We are proud to have provided architectural, interiors, and engineering design for a number of projects at the Strawberry Plains campus of PSCC!

William C. Vinson III

President, Community Tectonics Architects, Inc.