Ruby Falls Expansion

enhancing the visitor experience for a unique waterfall attraction

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Located on historic Lookout Mountain near Chattanooga, TN, Ruby Falls provides visitors unique access to the nation’s tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public.

Recent expansion to Ruby Falls enhanced the visitor experience by providing a modern entrance to the cavern trail and a bird’s eye view over the valley with the accessible Blue Heron Overlook. The design also expanded ticketing, retail and back of house spaces, and upgraded the communication system within the caverns.

Using 40 different LEED strategies, ranging from solar panels to low water use fixtures to daylighting, the expansion achieved LEED Certification.


    Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Technology Design, Commissioning


    Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award, 2019