Andy Powers Campus Architect, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Andy Powers – Incoming Regional Chair

Present Employment Position:
Campus Architect, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2014-Present)

Vision Statement:
Relatively new to SCUP I see the following areas that could be improved upon inside of our region. I believe that a few, well focused and followed through with, are better than a lot of goals unrealized.

Expand membership. At a glance, the strength and much of the success of the Southern Region, and perhaps its Achilles Heel, is the localization of a lot of talent and hard work by people in the Atlanta area. Membership needs to be expanded into under-represented states on a broader geographic area. Strategic plans should be custom designed and implemented for each state. Likely will require person-to-person effort.

The above effort will support the Strategic Plan in many ways, enabling paths to unite leaders, connection, conversation, and visibility. Working together to expand the SCUP Southern community could be a tool to build a sense of community.

A more ambitious (longer-term goal) would be to improve educational resources. I have been involved with APPA for several years. I have attended and presented at their conferences which are typically not focused on issues of planning or academics, but rather maintenance and operations. That said, they have some educational tools which are very good. Their digital resources are more user-friendly and frequent. These are likely national board issues that we could contribute to.

Previous Positions:
Director of Architecture, Ross/Fowler, P.C. Knoxville, TN (1992-2014)
Project Architect Allen & Hoshall, Knoxville, TN (1989-1992)
Project Architect, Lindsey & Maples Architects, Knoxville, TN (1986-1989)
Intern Architect, Clearscapes Architecture, Raleigh, NC (1982-1986)

SCUP Volunteer Activities:
SCUP Southern Regional Council, (2018-2019)
Proposal Reviewer, Southern Regional Conference 2019
Co-Chair, 2020 Southern Regional Conference Knoxville, TN
SCUP member since 2016

Other Professional Volunteer Activities:
Member, APPA (2015-Present)
Historic Tennessee Theatre Board, Facilities Committee (2015-Present)
Re-Code Knoxville (2017-Present)
American Institute of Architects East Tennessee Board (2015-2018), (2006-2009)
President, Old North Knoxville Historic District (1988-1989)
Member, USGBC (1998-Present)

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1982)