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.
Main gallery view
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
Collaborators

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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Recognition

AIA Pittsburgh Interior Architecture Honor Award

2017

Interior Design

September 2017

Wallpaper*

May 2017

Drawings

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