People Why We're Here

Sure, we create innovative designs, investigate building technologies, impact people’s lives through our design/build program and celebrate great successes, but we know none of it would be important or possible without our people.


Our Leadership

The college is led by people who are here for one reason: To bring the best design education to our students. Our leadership team are never satisfied with the status quo and continually work to bring innovation and energy to the college.


Our Students

Curious problem solvers. Creative thinkers. Passionate designers. These are some ways to describe our students. We seek out students who want to use design to change the world and believe it can happen. In return, we provide our students innovative curricula, incredible technology and resources and some of the best facilities in the country. Come visit us to learn more about what makes our college unique.


Our Faculty + Staff

Check out our list of faculty and staff, and you’ll find a diverse group of professionals who are here to ensure you receive the best design education. Our professors are passionate about what they do, experienced in design and eager to help you explore. Our staff provide student resources and support to make your college experience successful.


Our Alumni

Our college was formed in 1965 as the New School of Architecture, and that first class of about 20 students set the foundation not only for success in the studio but also for an engaged alumni body. Today, our 4,000+ alumni work across the globe but always call Rocky Top “home,” and we are grateful for that loyalty.

A picture of the college's faculty and students on the stairs in the Art + Architecture building.