2021 ENR Southeast Merit Award and 2021 ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Award.
The three-story, approximately 165,000-s.f. building, with one-level of below-grade parking, is projected to be completed fall of 2019. The facility will include a climate-controlled chamber for safely storing historic books and manuscripts as well as a state-of-the-art robotic retrieval system. There will be dedicated exhibit spaces for Tennessee’s founding documents and rotating exhibits, as well as a grand reading room with seating for 100 readers and scholars. There will be a vault for storing photographic negatives, an early literacy center designed specifically for children with a visual disability, and a recording lab to produce oral histories and audio books on Tennessee history.