University of Tennessee at Martin – The Garage

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The Garage will promote economic development in Northwest Tennessee and will be a shared resource for the region. It will be used by local industries, start-up businesses, UTM academic departments, and faculty at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT) and Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC). The facility will offer machine tools, equipment, and space needed for start-ups and established companies to fabricate prototypes; laboratories to support the Manufacturing Engineering concentration; a central hub for high-level mechatronics certification in Northwest Tennessee; office and workspace for the Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center (NTEC) and the Regional Entrepreneurship & Economic Development (REED) Center; work space for student competition teams from the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences (CENS) and the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences (CAAS); support for adult certificate/diploma programs offered by the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT).
  • Ongoing
  • Planner
  • Martin, TN
  • 54,300 SF


  • University of Tennessee at Martin

Eldo Team

  • Principal: David Dowell, AIA
  • Project Manager: Sean Slattery, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


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