GS&P’s Newton and Sullivan Participate in Vanderbilt Construction Project Management Symposium

Discussion Focused on Design Solutions for Nashville's Growth

March 23, 2017   |   Nashville,  Tenn.   |   Events

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Senior Architect Vanessa Newton, AIA, and Executive Vice President of Land Planning and Design Mickey Sullivan, P.E., participated in panel discussions at the 8th Annual Vanderbilt Construction Project Management Symposium on March 9 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Newton contributed to a conversation focused on the evolution of the city’s North Gulch corridor, while Sullivan moderated a panel about the next chapter for Nashville International Airport.

“It’s no secret that Nashville is growing at a rapid pace, and smart development and infrastructure is essential to keeping our city livable,” said Newton. “It’s important that we design spaces that will enhance culture, health, safety and overall quality of life. I enjoyed a great discussion about the growth of Nashville’s North Gulch corridor and how the area continues to evolve. I’m proud to have been involved with the 1100 Charlotte Avenue mixed-use tower in the North Gulch’s Capitol View development. It’s exciting to see the Capitol View Master Plan becoming a reality.”
 
“As Nashville continues to gain popularity, the increase in tourism has generated more flights in and out of Nashville International Airport,” commented Sullivan. “It’s important for Nashvillians to understand the impact of the city’s boom on the airport, which is a vital piece of our infrastructure. I appreciated our dynamic discussion about the airport’s growth and expansion plan.”
 
Details of the presentations are as follows:
 
The Evolution of the North Gulch
 
The Capitol View development reimagines Nashville’s North Gulch area as an upscale, mixed-use development. Once a car dealership, a bus station and even a theatre, the 32 acre site now includes office space, retail space, hotel rooms, apartment units and parking. This panel examined the development of Capitol View, discussing the design process and best practices for planning mixed-use developments.
 
 
The Next Chapter for BNA: Going International
 
Nashville, the new “it” city, continues to see more visitors every year. How has the influx of both business and pleasure travelers influenced city planning and design? This presentation examined the development of the Music City Center and its impact on traveler influx, and also highlighted the Nashville International Airport expansion. 

“It’s no secret that Nashville is growing at a rapid pace, and smart development and infrastructure is essential to keeping our city livable. It’s important that we design spaces that will enhance culture, health, safety and overall quality of life. ”

Vanessa Newton, AIA
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