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Six-story courthouse under construction in Nashville

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Six-story courthouse under construction in Nashville

Fentress Architects, Michael Graves Architecture & Design, and Hensel Phelps Construction Company are collaborating on designing and building the facility.

By David Malone, Associate Editor | October 5, 2018
Rendering of Nashville U.S. Courthouse
Rendering of Nashville U.S. Courthouse

A new six-story, 276,000-sf courthouse is officially under construction in Nashville. The building was originally designed by Michael Graves Architecture & Design before being refined by Fentress Architects and built by Hensel Phelps Construction Company.

The $194.5 Nashville U.S. Courthouse will consolidate the footprint of the court and court-related tenant agencies. It will include underground parking, eight courtrooms, and 11 chambers. The facility is targeted to meet LEED Gold Certification.


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The building will be clad in all white architectural precast concrete with an acid etch finish. The facades for the entry and public areas of the building will be glass. The primary facade will be a grand aspidal curved wall with the entry rotunda at its center. Additionally, jury suites will be stacked as towers in the exterior massing. The courthouse is slated for completion in spring 2021.

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