Ruth & Steve West Workforce Development Center

About this Project

Value: $16,500,000
Year Completed: 2022
Location: Friendsville, TN
Area: 51,000 SF
Owner: Tennessee Board of Regents

Architect: BarberMcMurry Architects
Delivery Method: Construction Manager At-Risk
Points of Pride:
  • Repeat Client
  • State of TN High Performance Building Requirements (HPBr)

Denark served as CM At-Risk on the Ruth & Steve West Workforce Development Center located on Pellissippi State’s Blount County Campus in Friendsville. The 51,000 SF facility also includes space for TCAT Knoxville and a Corporate Training Center for business and industry partners.

The center was designed to prepare students for high-demand, high-skilled careers such as culinary arts, industrial maintenance/mechatronics, welding, hospitality management, electrical engineering, IT, and more. The center also provides adult education programs, high school certificate pathways, and serves as home to the Blount County Robotics team.

“Denark has been committed to the success of our Workforce Development Center in Blount County. The Denark team has showcased exceptional workmanship with a constant focus on every detail of the project.  The flow of the project has been of highest quality and it’s been a pleasure seeing the progress towards completion.”



1635 Western Avenue Knoxville, TN 37921

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