The Nashville Yards is a 15-acre mixed use redevelopment of the former LifeWay Campus in the heart of Nashville’s downtown core. The project includes over 4 million square feet of office, retail, and residential development. HPI was a part of the master planning team led by Gresham Smith and Partners. HPI was responsible for the planning and design of the development’s extensive open space, bicycle, and pedestrian network. The wide variety of spaces tie Nashville Yards and its context together in a seamless district.
The rail yard fronting the property’s western edge and its rich history informed the forms and materials of the improvements. The public realm captures this innovative industrial spirit through a wide range of flexible outdoor spaces that can accommodate major events to intimate outdoor dining experiences. The plan also acknowledges the changing workplace and provides opportunities for outdoor workspaces that foster meaningful engagement and collaboration. HPI is currently developing construction documents for the project.