University of Tennessee Lake Loudoun Plaza/Pat Summitt

Feature Wall-Knoxville, Tennessee (2013)

BLOUNT CONTRACTORS, Inc. performed all cast-in-place concrete work for this lasting tribute to famed basketball coach Pat Summitt.  The “Feature Wall” retains a hillside supporting a parking garage above, while also serving as a backdrop for a bronze statue of the legendary coach of the Lady Volunteers.  The wall incorporates multiple curves, slopes and batters as it rises from a height of 12 feet at its south end to a maximum of over 22 feet near its center.  This project serves as a wonderful example of cast-in-place concrete’s versatility as both a structural and architectural material, with no limitation to geometric possibilities.


University of Tennessee

1311 Circle Park Drive

Knoxville, TN 37916


Studio 4 Design, Inc.

414 Clinch Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37902

General Contractor:

Merit Construction, Inc.

10435 Dutchtown Road

Knoxville, TN 37932

Concrete and Engineering Construction Services