|Ijams Visitor Center designed by Bruce McCarty|
Ijams is saddened to learn of the passing of local architect Bruce McCarty. He was 92 and a good friend of the nature center.
"Bruce McCarty, Knoxville’s gentleman modernist, died, a few days after his 92nd birthday. Designer or co-designer of several of Knoxville’s largest, iconically modernistic buildings, McCarty also designed houses early in his career. Among them was a 1955 model home in West Hills, one astonishing at the time—its roof cantilevered from a core structure—that begat dozens of copies across the nation. McCarty had an extraordinary distinction for an architect: He lived to see one of his own creations, that peculiar house on West Hills Road, listed on the National Register of Historic Places," writes Metro Pulse writer Jack Neely.
In the mid-1990s, McCarty designed the Visitor Center at Ijams.
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