Project Timeline: 
January 2015 – July 2016

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

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.



James a. Gray

Gray co-founded FaverGray in 2005 and has more than 45 years of experience in design and construction management in the residential, commercial and industrial market sectors. As CEO, Gray is responsible for leading the development of FaverGray’s short and long term strategy, creating and implementing FaverGray’s vision and mission, maintaining awareness of the competitive market landscape, evaluating expansion opportunities and industry developments, maintaining social awareness and responsibility within FaverGray’s market sectors, assessing and managing corporate risks and management of banking and surety relationships.