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Tom Rinehart 3/11/51 - 5/25/15

LGA lost a member of the family over the weekend. Tom Rinehart had been with LGA since 2006 and was one of the best spec writers in the entire state of Tennessee. He will be missed by many in the architectural and construction community. Our deepest sympathies go out to his entire family. Tom Rinehart 3/11/51 - 5/25/15

Born in Mansfield, Ohio Tom Rinehart graduated from Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1974 and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee shortly after. He worked for Cooper and Perry Architects on projects including the new Henderson Hall for Carson Newman College and the Renovation of Hodges Library for The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Tom became a Certified Construction Specifier in 1986 while at Bullock Smith & Partners, Inc. where he maintained the office master specification and provided specifications for projects. He became a Certified Construction Contract Administrator in 1999 while at Architectural Services Group, Inc. where he also provided project administration for numerous projects.

Tom joined The Lewis Group Architects, Inc. in 2006 where he maintained the office master specification, wrote specifications for projects, provided construction administration, and reviewed projects for zoning and code compliance. He achieved LEED AP BD+C accreditation in 2012. He was also a member of American Institute of Architects, Construction Specifications Insitute, and the U.S. Green Building Council.


First Ford dealership in Cleveland named to the National Register

A building that held the first Ford Motor Co. dealership in Cleveland, Tenn., and one of the earliest such businesses in the state, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

The structure, located in downtown Cleveland at 125 Inman St., housed the long-running C.C. Card Auto Co., said Sybil Argintar, owner of Southeastern Preservation Services, which helped prepare the nomination to the National Register.

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Alcoa High School Aerial Views

Check out our In Design section to see progess photos of the new Alcoa High School under construction.


Construction Begins on Strong Hall Renovation and Expansion

Work has begun on turning the vacant Sophronia Strong Hall into a large and modern science class and laboratory facility. The two-year, $114 million project marks the first big step in addressing the university’s need for general class and laboratory space.

The new nine-story, 268,000-square-foot building will be home to the anthropology and earth and planetary sciences departments and also provide critical instruction and lab space for the general biology and chemistry departments. Work began on reassignment of utilities and asbestos abatement this week.

To read more, please follow the link provided by Tennessee Today.


Time Lapse Video of Alcoa High School

Please follow the link provided to see Alcoa High School's progress with a time lapse video.

Alcoa High School - Time Lapse (140 days)


UT Program Almost Cut 5 Years Ago Has Promising Future

(WBIR-University of Tennessee) Five years ago, no one was sure of the future of the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology program on the University of Tennessee campus, after proposed budget cuts threatened to eliminate the program altogether.

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Alcoa High School Construction Webcam

You can now follow the entire construction process by following the link below provided by Multivista.

Alcoa High School Construction Webcam


Alcoa High School Breaks Ground

For more information on this story, please follow the link provided by the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Alcoa High Schools Breaks Ground


Alcoa City School Board Approves New High School Site, Floor, Design Plans

After more than seven years of preplanning and design work, the new Alcoa High School has been unveiled.

During Thursday evening’s meeting, Alcoa Director of Schools Brian Bell presented the school’s floor plan, site plan and overall design. Board members unanimously approved the three items.   

Alcoa City Schools has identified 32.4 acres southeast of Faraday Street for the school’s site. The new Alcoa High School is being placed where the softball and baseball fields are currently located.

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Roane County Celebrates Hospital Construction

The future of health care in Roane County was celebrated Wednesday as more than 200 members of the community joined elected and hospital officials in marking the progress of a $72 million replacement hospital....for more on this article, please click on the following link provided by the Knoxville News Sentinel. 


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