2016 Grand Award Winners - Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. & Ross Bryan Associates, Inc.

Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

(Bass Pro at the Pyramid, Memphis, TN – Special Projects)

What does one do with a mothballed 20,142 seat arena with four walls and no roof on the banks of the Wolf River harbor where the western boundary of the property is the Mississippi River floodwall? It’s redeveloped into the largest Bass Pro Shop in the nation. Kimley-Horn was selected by the project manager, O.T. Marshall Architects to provide traffic and parking studies, site civil engineering, and utility relocation design services for the repurposing of the 48-acre Memphis Pyramid from a multipurpose arena to the world’s largest Bass Pro store.

Ross Bryan Associates, Inc.

(University of TN - Student Union Phase 1, Knoxville, TN – Structural)

The Phase I building is located at the corner of Andy Holt Avenue and Phillip Fulmer Way adjacent to the Haslam Business Building, the Stokely Management Center, and the existing University Center.  The building is a 5-story 142,000 sf structure that includes a new 50,000 sf bookstore, dining and seating, the Center for Career Development and other offices, a loading dock, and a mechanical penthouse.  A new 28’‑0′-wide pedestrian bridge spanning 127′-6″ connects the pedestrian mall and the Haslam Business building to “The Hill” and provides an excellent viewpoint on game days to see the Pride of the Southland band.