21c Museum Hotel Nashville

Nashville, TN
120,000 square feet
Type: Hotels
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

Deborah Berke

Stephen Brockman

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


AIA Pittsburgh Interior Architecture Honor Award

Interior Design
September 2017

May 2017

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220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.