Category: Education

Freedom Preparatory Academy Brownlee

  At FPA Brownlee, a 135,000 SF Middle and High School, we used design strategies that were bold yet budget friendly. Purposeful material selections such as surplus carpet remnants were utilized to create colorful classroom floors while pops of FPA’s robust school colors of blue and orange were incorporated into the walls and flooring to enhance wayfinding. The main entry was enhanced with a new modern metal façade reflecting FPA’s contemporary educational... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Wednesday, July 13, 2022

University of Memphis Student Recreation Facility

     This new 89,000 SF Recreation Center for the University of Memphis, to be located on the South side of campus along Southern Avenue, will showcase a dynamic wellness and recreation program for students, faculty, and alumni.  This new construction project will feature a teaching and demonstration Kitchen, 16,000 SF of weight fitness areas, a 2-court gym with an elevated track, and a variety of fitness studios including: TRX, Crossfit, Yoga, and... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Friday, April 12, 2019

Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) Satellite Campus

  As part of Governor Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 workforce development program, whose mission is focused on ensuring that more Tennessee residents are equipped with the training and certifications needed to support the State’s growing economy, this new Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Memphis satellite campus will be located in Bartlett, TN.  ANF, in partnership with Braganza design/ Group, is designing this 49,000 SF building that will be... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, March 21, 2019

University of Memphis Cecil C Humphreys School of Law

The University of Memphis School of Law School relocated from its main campus building to the Historic US Custom House, Court House and Post Office in downtown Memphis. The new location, in the heart of the legal district, offers students opportunities for involvement in the local legal community. The design and restoration preserved the building’s historic environment, modernized all of its systems & adapted it for its new educational mission. The new location is... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Saturday, December 1, 2018

Crosstown High School

                   ANF Architects - Crosstown High School Video Fly-Through from ANF Crosstown High School is a flexible, non-static, adaptable space that supports evolution in education and in technology while providing an environment that allows teachers and students alike to adapt and grow as learners, innovators, and change makers. The... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Wednesday, September 26, 2018


YOUTH MINISTRY BUILDING The St. Paul II Youth Ministry Building provides St. Louis Parish with a dedicated space for teens to come together in fellowship, spiritual and faith building activities. The 10,000 SF Building Includes: • Seating for 300 Youth with Production Platform Lighting & Sound System • Coffee Bar • Study Areas • Gaming Mezzanine • Conference Room & Offices Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, January 1, 2018

Memphis Education Fund at Crosstown Concourse

      Memphis Education Fund (MEF) has a fresh new look in their new space in Crosstown Course. Formerly Teacher Town USA, this Memphis philanthropic collaborative is on a mission "to dramatically improve the bottom 10% of our schools in partnership with the  Achievement School District  and the  Shelby County School District . " After formative years on the top floors of 477 South Main, the makeup and needs of MEF... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, December 28, 2017

The University of Memphis Community Health Building

The new facility supports over a thousand students and 70 faculty in the nursing school & a hundred students and 25 faculty in the communication sciences and disorders center. It provides 24 research labs, 6 simulation labs, 4 skills labs, 2 health assessment labs, a dozen classrooms, and over 100 offices. This new state-of-the-art clinical facility has allowed the university to expand their healthcare services offered to the public,... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, July 3, 2017

Freedom Prep Academy Adaptive Reuse

Freedom Prep Academy Millbranch This project converts a 48,320 SF church, daycare and family life center into a new charter school for Freedom Prep Academy. Our design team reconfigured and renovated the existing building to accommodate new classrooms, offices, athletic and admin spaces. Much care was taken in the branding of the existing spaces to create a cohesive campus design that builds pride and spirit among the students, faculty and staff. This adaptive reuse project reuses... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Saturday, July 1, 2017

University of Tennessee Fine Arts Phase I

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE Located on the northwest corner of the main campus quadrangle, the Fine Arts Building occupies a prominent and highly visible site. The 150,000 SF project, providing teaching and performance spaces, includes both new construction and renovation. The Ground Floor of the two story building houses the Band Room, Percussion Hall, Choir Rehearsal Hall, teaching and practice rooms, Lecture Halls, Administration as well as the University’s... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, June 1, 2017

St. Louis Junior High School

ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL This 2-story addition updates a 60 year old building while giving it more street presence. It pays homage to the existing campus architecture and provides the school with 8 new junior high classrooms, a state of the art science lab, new music and art space, a Distance Learning Center and resource labs. Additionally, an internal exterior courtyard was created to allow for outdoor classroom activities,in a protected environment. The finished... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Friday, May 26, 2017

The Rosa Deal School of Arts at CBU

        Christian Brothers University   ANF Architects - Christian Brothers University Rosa Deal School of Arts from ANF Architects on Vimeo . The Rosa Deal School of Arts is the heart of the educational experience at Christian Brothers University.  This is the newest building on the campus and has been designed for a 21st century education in the liberal and visual arts. This three-story, 40,000 SF... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Tuesday, May 23, 2017


EDUCATION REALTY TRUST ANF Architects provides design services for EdR, from new multi-story Live/ Learn developments, to renovations of student housing facilities and offices. To date, ANF has worked with EdR on over 20 properties in 14 states, assisting with space planning, finish selections, exterior paint selection, furniture selections, and standards establishment for student apartments that balance cost with durability. This practice has enabled EdR to take... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, May 1, 2017


                  UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE ANF designed four Sorority Lodges for the University of Tennessee at Martin campus. The3,800 SF prototypical floor plans provide an individual identity for each sorority with subtle variations in the siting of the buildings and two different front porch designs. These two-story buildings provide contemporary facilities for the sororities while expressing the classical... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, May 1, 2017

Fine Arts Building Phase II

         UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE ANF Completed Phase I of the UT Fine Arts Building in the Summer of 2013 and has begun design work on Phase II of the renovation. Future phases of this project are anticipated to include renovation of the existing Harriet Fulton Theatre and construction of a new Concert Hall.  This project will provide a showcase for UT Martin students, for UT Martin Arts programs, and for the entire UT Martin campus. It adds a... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, April 24, 2017

The Cathedral Center at Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception Located in the heart of Midtown Memphis, the new Cathedral Center at Immaculate Conception provides a new home for their Early Childhood Center, Art Classrooms, Admin offices, and meeting rooms, as well as a state-of-the-art Library & Technology center. The new building connects to all floors of the existing 3-story, 1922 Neo-classical elementary school, providing much needed elevator access and bathrooms. The exterior design, clad in... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, April 17, 2017

PINK PALACE MUSEUM Autozone Dome, Sharpe Planetarium Renovation

The heart of the planetarium is the new digital projector by Konica Minolta and this represents a quantum shift from yesteryear’s servo-mechanical star machines to today’s digital video projection technology. The new Konica Minolta Full-Dome Digital Video planetarium system completely immerses you in imagery, sound & comfort like never before. The space is completely modernized, from the technology to the finishes (carpet, furniture, paint, etc.).... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Sunday, April 16, 2017


  This project renovated the CTI Imax Theater at the Pink Palace and converted the film-based Imax technology to state-of-the-art 3D Digital with a new screen and projection area. The rebranded theater, now named the CTI 3D Giant Theater is the largest movie screen in Memphis. The Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums' CTI 3D Giant Theater uses RealD 3D digital, provided by D3D. The switch to digital equipment has enabled the Pink Palace to show any type of movie that... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wells Station Elementary School Addition

A new two-story, 31,000 square foot building with 20 classrooms and a gymnasium was completed in 2016 at a cost of $4.3M. Two of the classrooms were designed for students with specialized learning requirements. The project's scope also included the replacement of the school's old, aging chiller. Interior upgrades to the original/existing school building include an updated stage, classrooms, corridors, and staff offices. The site design created a much needed... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Teacher Town Commons

MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART/TEACHER TOWN USA For Teacher Town USA, ANF was asked to create an edgy exciting collaborative workplace to be used by multiple nonprofit organizations from across the USA with interrelated educational missions. The facility layout and the design is intended to inspire and encourage spontaneous huddles and discussions. Teacher Town Commons occupies the top two floors of the Memphis College of Art Grad School on S. Main. This... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. Louis Elementary School Renovation

This existing elementary school consisting of classrooms, corridors, and public spaces (cafeteria, faculty lounge and offices) was renovated to coordinate with the design of the new Junior High Wing that was added to the building. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. George's Memphis Campus

St. George's Independent Schools is comprised of three main campus locations: Memphis, Germantown, and Collierville. The Memphis campus houses pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. This new 17,000 SF addition to the elementary school will provide a new campus arrival and entry, four new classrooms, a gymnasium and dining facility. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. George's Independent Schools Master Plans

ST. GEORGE'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ANF Architects designed the master plan for each of St. George’s Independent Schools three campuses. For the Collierville Campus, ANF Architects worked with St. George’s Independent Schools to prioritize the preservation of the old-growth forest and wetland areas which comprised the initial building site for St. George’s high school. ANF turned the site into a classroom by creating lakes on the campus from borrow pits and using... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. George's Elementary School Library in Germantown

This renovation addresses the changing role of the library and updates the overall space. The goal here was to open the library up, remove demising walls, and create an open, light-filled space and environment that provides comfortable reading and study spaces. A castle-like nook was created to help arouse the young child’s imagination, a room was opened up to encourage connectivity, create a generous window seat and add large windows that bring in much desired natural... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. George's Collierville Campus

The master plan for this coed independent high school sited on 125 unique acres is based on an extensive collaborative planning process that focuses on natural meadows, old-growth forest, and wetlands. The design strengthens and expands academic and extracurricular activities and consciously draws attention to the surrounding natural environment. Every classroom views the forest. Nature study trails, ropes courses, lakes, and outdoor meeting spaces are woven into the campus.... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

St. George's Collierville Athletic Complex

Tennis courts, football field with seating and concessions, baseball fields, and track and field event space complement the multi-purpose athletic building. The athletic center includes locker rooms, gymnasiums, weight room, and administration offices. An olympic-sized indoor natatorium completes the space. ANF incorporated sustainable design practices such as hardiplank siding, use of natural daylight, and increased insulation techniques throughout the buildings and site. Site... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Southwest Tennessee Community College Library

A Master plan for the Macon Cove campus was prepared in 2003, which proposed several changes to the existing campus plan, which were incorporated into the Bornblum Library at Southwest Tennessee Community College. The circular motor court entrance creates a new "Front Door" to the campus, providing for automobile and bus drop-off. A curving arcade façade with a large Southwest Tennessee Community College" graphic surrounds this motor court and creates an... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017


THE PREISS COMPANY ANF Architects has designed a handful of properties The Preiss Company, from renovations of student housing clubhouses and offices, to exterior painting renovations. ANF assists with space planning, finish selections, furniture selections, and standards establishment for student apartments that balance cost with durability. ANF provides a turn-key service with Architecture and Interior Design and Procurement of Furniture, Finishes and... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017