Named after Elvis Presley’s onetime guitarist, The Moore Building, a 16-story office building with ground-floor retail space, has opened in Nashville’s Music Row district.
Developed by Portman and Creed Investment Company and designed by Gresham Smith, The Moore Building offers 236,000 sf of office space and 8,500 sf of ground-floor retail. The ground floor is designed around an extended porte-cochère lobby. The building’s first office tenants include legal advertising firm Whitehardt and Albany Road Real Estate Partners.
To serve both tenants and visitors, the building’s design concept combines work and play. Within walking distance of Broadway, The Moore Building features an eighth-floor sky lobby that leads to a 4,000-sf amenity deck—providing space for office tenants to gather and offering views of Midtown and Vanderbilt University.
The Moore Building takes its name from Elvis Presley’s former guitarist Scotty Moore, and it’s located on the previous site of Moore’s recording studio Music City Records, later known as Studio 19. To preserve the site’s history, Portman engaged Rachel Halvorson Designs to lead the project’s interior design, which nods to the 1970s and includes music references.
The building’s amenity level features art by local groups New Hat Projects and Tinney Contemporary Gallery. The space also includes vintage furniture pieces combined with mohair velvets, terrazzo, and custom wood pieces by local designer Aberdeen Studios.
In addition to The Moore Building, Portman is developing two other urban infill projects in Nashville: Starling and Eleven North. In Germantown, Starling is a 363-unit residential community that overlooks the Nashville Sounds’ First Horizon Park. And in the Gulch, Portman is converting Eleven North, a 10-acre apartment campus, into a mixed-use development with the addition of three midrise residential and office buildings.
On the Building Team:
Owner/developer: Portman and Creed Investment Company
Design architect and architect of record: Gresham Smith
MEP engineer: Alvine Engineering
Structural engineer: SDL Engineering
Construction manager: Hoar Construction