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.
Key People
Terrence Schroeder
Project Lead
Gabriel Ce
Project Manager

Deborah Berke Partners

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

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AIA Pittsburgh Interior Architecture Honor Award


Interior Design

September 2017


May 2017


Drawn map of building site and context.
Ground floor plan.
Building section drawing.
Guest room floor plan.
Top floor and terrace plan.