Tour 1 to Nashville: Teaching old buildings new tricks, adaptive reuse
Tuesday, July 24
10:15AM Buses Depart and 2:30pm Buses Return – 3LU/HSW – Lunch Stop at the Arcade is on your own
This tour is limited to 30 participants. There is an additional fee and you MUST be registered for the conference to participate.
Tour three projects that once defined old Nashville and are now reinventing how they will interact on a larger scale with the future of Nashville. These projects will continue the popular trend of focusing on the urban core with their redevelopment and renewed energy.
Leave hotel at 10:15 AM
The first stop will be the 169 room Dream Hotel project currently under construction. The Dream Hotel renovates the old Climax Saloon and historic Utopia Hotel along with two other smaller buildings. These establishments were the foundation of the Gentlemen’s Quarter, one of the most popular entertainment spots of the 19th century. In addition to the 169 guest rooms and suites along with meeting spaces, Dream Nashville will feature six dining and nightlife venues – three each on the Fourth Avenue North and Printers Alley side of the hotel development project. One large penthouse suite called the Guest House will occupy part of the 10th floor at Dream Nashville. Earl Swensson Architects designed the Dream Nashville remodeling project with Meyer Davis Studio handling interiors of the hotel.
The second stop on the tour will be The Fairlane. The project, completed in 2017, renovated an approximately 100,000 sf office building that was originally constructed in the early 1970s built to house Fidelity Federal Savings. Transformed into an 81-room boutique hotel, the modernist, travertine-clad tower features two penthouses with terraces overlooking downtown, a fourth floor restaurant with wrap-around terrace, a double-height lobby with original wood paneling and travertine cladding, and a coffee shop and deli. Designer of the renovation was Nashville based Manuel Zeitlin Architects and the tour will be given by the developer BNA Associates.
On bus at 12:45 PM
The final stop on the tour will be of the May Hosiery redevelopment site just south of downtown. The project consists of over 140k sf of vacant and underutilized warehouse buildings located in the middle of the up and coming Wedgewood Houston neighborhood, a redevelopment area that has quick access to downtown and Nashville’s transportation connections. It is also home to Nashville landmarks including the historic Nashville Cemetery, Tennessee Fairgrounds, Fairgrounds Speedway, the historic Fort Negley and the proposed future Nashville Soccer stadium. Due to the strategic geographical location, it is poised to be the next flurried destination for a maker/builder specific mixed-use neighborhood. The project consists of 6 buildings that will contain restaurants, creative office space, boutique shops and retail stores. The completion date for the shell build-out is scheduled for winter of 2018, with tenant improvements continuing until the summer of 2019. The tour will be given by lead Architect Nick Dryden, AIA of DAAD and will also include a special tour the office of the newest residents, Tuck Hinton Architects.
1:30 PM leave back to Hotel at 1:45 PM