Setting out to repurpose and redevelop the city’s first convention center into a high-quality, mixed-use development, Gresham Smith  joined the Fifth + Broadway team as an architect, interior designer and engineer. The signature project, which will total more than one million-square-feet, maximizes the center’s downtown location and is Nashville’s first development to integrate office, retail/entertainment, residential and hospitality space on a large scale. In addition to being part of the design team, Gresham Smith serves as the architect-of-record for the entire project, with the ultimate responsibility of making certain that all components function properly, work together and are delivered on time.


OliverMcMillan and Spectrum | Emery


Nashville, Tennessee


Total SF


Entertainment, Retail and Cultural SF


Parking Spots

A One-Stop Shop

A One-Stop Shop

The development is planned to include a 385,000-square-foot Class-A office tower; 235,000-square-feet of entertainment, retail and cultural space, including the highly anticipated National Museum of African American Music; a 350-unit multi-family residential tower; and a 2,400-vehicle parking garage in three separate structures.
A View to the Future

A View to the Future

After demolishing the existing structure, Fifth + Broadway will be constructed to dramatically enhance Nashville’s urban core, meeting the city’s increasing need and demand for multi-use space, and providing much-needed office space within the central business district. Located directly on Broadway across from Bridgestone Arena, the facility provides pedestrian and mass-transit access and unobstructed city views.
It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

Led by a joint venture between OliverMcMillan from San Diego and Spectrum | Emery from Nashville, other team members include general contractor Skanska, landscape architect Hawkins Partners, Inc., Alvine Engineering, Stan Lindsey and Associates, small/minority/woman-owned business coordinator Sims Strategic Diversity Consultants, retail consultants Vision Street, LLC and public relations firm Hall Strategies. Design is in collaboration primarily with Pappageorge Haymes and Gensler.


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Jeffrey W. Kuhnhenn, AIA, LEED AP
Jeffrey W. Kuhnhenn, AIA, LEED AP
Director of Architectural Design