Tennessee State University, Land Plan Use

Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Client: Tennessee Board of Regents

In 1987, Lose & Associates was contracted by the Tennessee State Board of Regents to develop a conceptual master plan for the north campus of Tennessee State University. This plan focused on the main academic and housing areas of TSU and concerned rebuilding, upgrading, and expanding the campus to a level comparable with other institutions in the state.

Lose & Associates was consulted again in 1996 to develop a conceptual master plan and construction drawings for the land adjacent to and north of the TSU Gentry Center. The resulting study emphasized parking and circulation, intramural and collegiate athletic facilities, and the transition in elevation between the lowland floodplain and the upper areas of
the campus.

The planning process for this project included an extensive analysis of existing site conditions and a study of previous planning efforts. A significant amount of information was gathered about the University itself, including the history of the athletic department and the focus of the current athletic programs. In addition, meetings were held with representatives of the athletic programs, University faculty, the student body, and the President’s Council to elicit their ideas for campus improvements.

Following the input-gathering process, Lose & Associates developed four conceptual land use master plans and presented them to the President’s Council and representatives of the Tennessee State Board of Regents for review. The approved plan featured a four-phase improvement program for development of athletic facilities such as a tennis complex and a baseball stadium, campus parking areas, renovation of the Temple track and landscaping for the proposed area.

Lose & Associates completed construction drawings and specifications for the Phase I parking area in 1997.