GS&P Relocates Headquarters to Nashville's SoBro District

Firm Led Design of Building and Workspace, Serves as Anchor Tenant

October 09, 2017   |   Nashville,  Tenn.   |   Projects

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces the relocation of its headquarters in Nashville to the new 222 Second Avenue South mixed-use tower in downtown’s SoBro district. The 75,000-square-foot office is home to more than 400 of the firm’s 860 firmwide employees. GS&P is the largest tenant in the 390,000-square-foot 222 building, which is located across the street from the Ascend Amphitheater. In addition to designing its new headquarters space, GS&P also led the design of 222’s shell and public areas.

“The relocation of our headquarters to the iconic new 222 building, both of which were designed by our firm, comes during GS&P’s 50th anniversary of business,” said Al Pramuk, P.E., chairman and CEO of Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We opened our first office in Nashville in 1967, and we’re very proud to renew our commitment to the city with this exciting space in the booming SoBro district. We designed the building with the vibrant personality of the SoBro district that is transforming the city’s skyline. The design and functional layout of our headquarters is intended to inspire our employees by providing a flexible, adaptable and collaborative workplace.”

Workstations are arranged in “neighborhoods” that promote interaction by pulling staff out of offices and into a more open environment. All workstations include sit-stand desks, and employees have the option to be “free address,” with no assigned seat. A variety of collaboratve spaces and heads-down focus spaces support workstyle flexibility and a main hub functions as the social epicenter of the office. Other employee-friendly features include advanced technology throughout the office, interactive artwork and café-style seating. Additionally, 222's state-of-the-art building amenities include a social work lounge, club-quality fitness center, tenant conference center, and an outdoor terrace with multi-purpose lawn, outdoor bar and patio seating, and river views.

“Our Corporate + Urban Design studio has worked with clients across the globe to create highly customized, cutting-edge work environments that provide the unique spaces and tools these companies need to be successful, and it’s great that we’re walking the walk now in our Nashville office,” commented Jack Weber, IIDA, MCR, LEED AP, design principal and workplace strategy leader at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “Our guiding principles and design were the result of an in-depth research-based workplace strategy program including employee surveys and observations, workshops, focus groups and vision sessions. We’re excited that our new office is truly a reflection – functionally and aesthetically – of our staff’s vision for who we want to be and how we want to work.”

“The relocation of our headquarters to the iconic new 222 building comes during GS&P’s 50th anniversary of business. We opened our first office in Nashville in 1967, and we’re very proud to renew our commitment to the city with this exciting space in the booming SoBro district. ”

Al Pramuk, P.E., chairman and CEO of Gresham, Smith and Partners
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