Located on Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, the design of this nine-story building examines the history of music recording, abstracting the elements of sound, reflection, reverberation and rhythm into geometries, patterns and forms reflected throughout the building. Ground level retail space, four stories of office space and seven levels of parking to accommodate 450 vehicles, maximizes use of the tight, urban site under current zoning height and setback restrictions. Garage parking on both street-facing sides of the building is screened by a 20-foot-tall loft office space that wraps two floors of parking to create a unique, innovative space.

With two levels of parking below grade and five levels above grade, the building features an all glass elevator tower that brings employees and guests from the garage to a Sky Lobby on the fifth floor. The elevator provides impressive views down 17th Avenue/Music Row towards Downtown Nashville. The Sky Lobby has a clean, modern design that responds to the building’s angled exterior elements. Materials and geometries that reflect the sound absorbing baffles found in anechoic chambers and recording studios are utilized. Additional tenant amenities located on the fifth floor include a fitness center with locker rooms, showers and an exterior yoga lawn; shared conference space; and a roof terrace.

Pursuing LEED® Certification, the building features energy efficient design, bike storage, fitness components, showers and other site credits. ESa provided full architecture, interior design and construction administration services.

Photos: © Attic Fire Photography