Tennessee State Library & Archives


Nashville, TN


Civic Community, Parking Garages, Recognitions
About This Project

2022 AGC Middle TN Build Award of Excellence, 2021 ENR Southeast Merit Award, and 2021 ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Award.

A three-story, approximately 165,000-square-foot building with one-level of below-grade parking.  The facility includes 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.