Douglas McCarty, AIA (’72)

Category: Alumni Service | Awards

2018 Alumni Service Award Winner

A Volunteer through and through, Doug McCarty has made a lasting impact on his alma mater through campus architecture. Since earning his degree from the College of Architecture and Design in 1972, he has continued his involvement with the university.

Under his leadership as president and CEO, the firm McCarty, Holsaple, McCarty has designed and contributed to numerous projects on campus. These include the award-winning Art and Architecture Building, the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the John C. Hodges Library, Neyland Stadium improvements, the Wayne G. Basler Boathouse, the Pedestrian Bridgeway, the Taylor law building, and the new Student Union. He has also led off-campus projects that define Knoxville’s architectural style, including the Knoxville Convention Center, McGhee Tyson Airport, and the renovation of the Tennessee Theatre.

McCarty has served as board chair and campaign chair for the College of Architecture and Design and as a Chancellor’s Associate. A 1990 graduate of Leadership Knoxville, he is active in the East Tennessee chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Community Design Center of East Tennessee, and the Knoxville Chamber Partnership. In the College of Architecture and Design, McCarty, Holsaple, McCarty supported the renovation of a large auditorium in the Art and Architecture building, which was later named McCarty Auditorium, and created a scholarship endowment to support student travel abroad.