Representatives from Knox County Schools, Knox County Purchasing, the Public Building Authority, the Knoxville Community Development Corporation and the Knox County Mayor’s office considered several proposals from construction management firms to build the newest high school in Knox County in over 20 years.  Merit Construction, Inc. was selected based on superior construction management experience as well as the most competitive fee and general conditions proposal. The Hardin Valley Academy was completed in July 2008 and opened its doors to students for the 2008-2009 school year.

Hardin Valley Academy features a two-story atrium and has a capacity of 2,100 students in grades 9 through 12. It includes a 695-seat auditorium, a 2,100-seat gymnasium, a media center and facilities for music, fine arts, and outdoor athletics.

The Hardin Valley Academy won the prestigious 2008 High School of the Year award as given by the Tennessee School Boards Association.


Knoxville, TN


The Lewis Group Architects