Hardin Valley Academy

Hardin Valley Academy is a 285,000 square foot high school located in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was the first high school to be built in years in this area, and well situated in a growing section of the community. SKMES was contracted to do both the mechanical and electrical work for this project.

Specifics of the Project:


  • Lighting Systems for Football, Baseball, Softball and Track Fields
  • Theatrical Lighting and Control Systems for the Auditorium
  • Life Safety Systems
  • Lighting Control for Classrooms and Site Lighting
  • 4000 and 2000 Amp Sub Services
  • Kitchen Facility / Gymnasium / Media Center / Computer Lab


  • Fresh Air and Roof Top Units
  • Water Source Heat Pumps
  • Duct socks hand in Gymnasium / Commons Area
  • Unique Arrangement of Slot Diffusers
  • Water Heaters
  • Grease Traps / Kitchen Hood

One interesting feature was the geothermal well that was installed near the front parking lot. SKMES took the geothermal pipe from outside to the pump room and from there into the classrooms and administration areas.