ARCHITECT MAGAZINE Features THA, Music City Convention Center & Nashvillians

Architect Magazine recently featured an article in their Local Markets Section, posted November 7, 2011 about Nashville, Tennessee.  The article reflected on the destructive flood that hit Nashville back in May of 2010, destroying our city and many prominent buildings and communities.  However, Nashvillians have since worked together to rebuild Music City back to its former glory.

The article also talks about the new construction of the Music City Convention Center, which is a 1.2 million-square-foot convention center designed by Tuck-Hinton Architects in the heart of Nashville.

“Nashville has a vibrant, multidisciplined economy with tremendous growth potential as an emerging second-tier city,” says Gary Everton, FAIA, principal of local firm EOA Architects. “It [Nashville] also has strong medical, insurance, and religious institution headquarters and colleges and universities.”

“That’s helped keep job and per-capita income growth strong and steady over the past two decades, according to Ralph Schulz, president and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Per-capita income has increased 28.5 percent over an eight-year period. Issues surrounding transportation and public education nag the city; but with the river back within its banks (and a stronger flood-safety system in place), Music City is aiming again for the top of the charts.”

“We understand the constraints of Portland, Ore., and the sprawl of Atlanta, and hope to learn from the lessons of each and plot our own destiny somewhere between,” says Seab Tuck, FAIA, owner and principal of Tuck Hinton Architects. “The mayor always says that our best days are before us, and I believe that wholeheartedly.”

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