Chuck Griffin (1984)

Category: Alumni Service | Awards

2019 Alumni Service Award Winner

President and CEO of BarberMcMurry Architects, Chuck Griffin has 36 years of experience, including 24 years as partner-in-charge, designing award-winning projects for Knoxville’s oldest architectural firm.

Griffin graduated from the College of Architecture and Design with honors in 1984, by which time he had begun a career at BarberMcMurry. He specializes in healthcare design, with more than $835 million in healthcare construction.

Griffin’s work is prominent in the community and can be seen in outstanding projects such as the Scripps Networks Interactive Tower at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Pellissippi State Community College’s Bill Haslam Center for Math and Science, many projects at Covenant Health, and UT Medical Center’s Heart Hospital and Cancer Institute.

He has personally supported numerous programs in the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Architecture and Design. Together, Griffin and Kelly Headden, executive vice president and COO of BarberMcMurry, oversee a $1 million endowment for the BarberMcMurry Professorship at the College of Architecture and Design, the largest endowment in the college.

Griffin is a graduate of Leadership Knoxville and serves as chair of the Pellissippi State Community College Foundation Board and chair of the Cokesbury United Methodist Church Board of Trustees.