UT Medical Center Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic

About this Project

Value: $937,000
Year Completed: 2016
Location: Knoxville, TN
Area: 7,528 SF
Owner: University Health Systems
Architect: Johnson Architecture
Delivery Method: General Contractor / Lump Sum
Points of Pride:

  • Repeat Client

The Pat Summitt Clinic is a state-of-the-art clinical facility, designed to aid in the comfort and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

The environmental features of the clinic are designed to meet the physical, social, and cultural needs of patients in all stages of Alzheimer’s. Safety is the primary concern for all patients within the suite, and there is control of any unauthorized exiting.

Great care was taken to select color, texture, and patterns of interior finishes in consideration for the specific needs for Alzheimer’s patients.

In addition, the prevention of sound was instrumental in the design decisions not only for patient privacy but also to minimize any negative acoustic stimulation. The finishes and treatments to the room have been hand selected to make the patient feel as if they are not in an institutional environment.

“With the significant amount of local, regional and national attention and a very short timeframe to complete the project, Denark greatly exceeded our expectations and the expectations of our colleagues at UTMC. We continue to hear glowing remarks about the facility from our donors, friends, patients’ families, and other visitors. The space is spectacular thanks in large part to Denark’s expertise, world-class team, and their ability to deliver the kind of results that reflect the character and the legacy of Pat Summitt.”



1635 Western Avenue Knoxville, TN 37921

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