New Norris House
The New Norris House is a research and education project led by the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture and Design. Working as a team, faculty and students from architecture, landscape architecture, civil/wastewater engineering, interior design, environmental studies, and planning departments – with help from industry and professional partners, and community and government bodies – designed and constructed a sustainable home and landscape in Norris, Tennessee. Beginning August 2011, the home is host to educational programs and a one year residency. Researchers will measure performance of building and landscape systems, yet will also consider and record the experience of living in the home, landscape and community.