21c Nashville — a hotel that celebrates authentic culture and a sense of place

Nashville, TN
120,000 square feet
Type: Hotels / Adaptive Reuse
Theme: Transforming Old Buildings

Celebrating Nashville’s authentic culture and sense of place, the newest edition of the 21c Museum Hotels transforms a former hardware store and warehouse into a 21st century boutique hotel and destination restaurant. Our design highlights the history of the Gray & Dudley Hardware Company building while creating a contemporary experience that reflects the vibrancy of Nashville today.

A new entrance on Second Avenue leads to the public areas, where concrete floors and exposed metal beams and columns reflect the building’s industrial heritage. These are combined with rich upholstery, a sophisticated color palette, and metal accents, creating an eclectic juxtaposition of materials and furnishings. All public areas feature contemporary art, including a long linear gallery that leads to the restaurant.

On the six upper floors, occasional moments reveal the original building fabric, exposing brick and timber beams to exhibit a beautifully aged and textured materiality. At the same time, three new light wells bring a refreshing natural illumination deep into the building.

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Design Architect, Interior Designer

Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel Architects
Executive Architect

Structural Design Group
Structural Engineer

I.C. Thomasson & Associates, Inc
MEP Engineer

Thomason & Associates Preservation Planners
Historic Preservation Consultant

40 North Design
Landscape Architect

Illumination Works
Lighting Designer


AIA Pittsburgh Interior Architecture Honor Award

Interior Design
September 2017

May 2017

Context & Drawings