The Knox

Student Housing Knoxville, Tennessee

The Knox project is a 382 bed, 101-unit, 208,376 square foot student housing community in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Project Timeline: January 2015 – July 2016

General Contractor: FaverGray was selected as the General Contractor during the site selection process and provided Preconstruction and Due Diligence services through the project completion.

Owner: Campus Advantage

Architect: Kelly Grossman Architects

The Knox project is a 382-bed, 101-unit, 208,376 square foot student housing community located on approximately 1.65 acres in Knoxville, Tennessee. The project consists of three buildings: a 6-story building (5 stories on 1-story garage podium), a 3-story building and a 3-story parking garage with the first two levels serving as parking and third-level serving as a green roof with an amenity deck.

The 101-unit project consists of 26 three-bedroom/three-bathroom units, 71 four-bedroom/four-bathroom units, and 4 five-bedroom/four-bathroom units. The amenity deck/green roof features natural grass, plush landscaping, hot tubs, grill stations, a fireplace, ample seating, and an outdoor movie theater – all with a view of downtown Knoxville.

Construction is a post-tensioned podium slab with concrete columns supporting a concrete deck for the second floor. Buildings one and three are conventional wood framing which includes wood roof and truss systems. Building two is constructed entirely of cast-in-place concrete.

The exterior of the building consists of brick, stone, Hardie lap siding and stucco. Interior finishes consist of painted drywall, textured walls and ceilings, and a mixture of carpet and faux wood flooring. Wood cabinetry and trim with granite countertops are installed in all kitchen and bath areas.


The FaverGray team functions as an extension of our staff and provides front end services of great value. They are virtually a completely integrated partner from beginning to end.

Ronnie Macejewski, Campus Advantage

Easlan Capital of Atlanta and its affiliate Parkside Equities have been developing mixed use and multifamily properties throughout the southeast since 1982. It is with great pleasure that we have been successful in awarding the last three projects, consisting of 810 units to FaverGray. All three were completed on time and within budget. Parkside at the Beach was actually ahead of schedule and after a record lease-up, the property was sold within 36 months of construction start. I would therefore highly recommend them…as we look forward to a continuance of our relationship in the future.

Leonard Meltz, Parkside Equities, LLC

Our relationship with FaverGray has been more than successful. FaverGray is unique in that they combine the expertise and sophistication of a larger firm with a level of service and attentiveness of a smaller firm. These characteristics are exactly what we need and the projects have been delivered on budget, on schedule.

John Cobb, VPlace Partners, LLC

Gary B. Coursey, Architects has been successfully producing multi-family projects for 50 years. We have worked alongside FaverGray for many years on many projects. We find them to be efficient, thorough and highly professional. Parkside at the Beach is one of our favorite projects we designed, and FaverGray built; luxurious design, built solid, and was sold for a large profit after a year of successful occupancy. We are pleased to work with them and will continue to refer them on projects we are producing.

Gary B. Coursey, Gary B. Coursey, Architects

The FaverGray team is a trusted partner with American Campus Communities. They bring great value as an active participant during initial design and predevelopment activities through pricing, and in the field during construction. Jim and Keith have assembled a core team of leaders with impressive depth and experience, and they demonstrate their commitment to service and integrity every day at every level. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with FaverGray.

Clint Braun, SVP of Construction Management, ACC Inc.

The field team had deep experience and dedicated leadership.FaverGray was the selected general contractor on a recent student housing bidproject designed by our firm, Coursey Architects, in Gainesville, FL; the projectdelivery date was met for the fall of 2019, (to the Owner’s satisfaction and the newtenants’ great enjoyment), as was required by the Owner, due to the diligence ofthe FaverGray team from top to bottom. The field team had deep experience anddedicated leadership, and was well supported by the project management team, backoffice and company leadership team across the board. This was a complex 3-buildingproject, on 3 separate sites in the city, so it was really like managing 3 projects atonce; each site had its own challenges and opportunities, and FaverGray managedthese all very well.

Paul J. Monardo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP