Metropolitan Nashville Airport
Terminal Garage & Administration Building
Designed to foster connection and respite for both travelers and airport staff.
The welcome plaza includes a dog park, playground and various seating choices for outdoor dining or social engagement. The administration building program is planned to accommodate a 20-year projection plan with flexible floor plans to expand the building footprint.
Inspired by the concept of air, the open tread staircase promotes physical activity and visual connection between levels. Seating options wrap the stair, activating the space with opportunities for employees to gather.
Designed to mimic a runway, linear light fixtures direct employees to entry alcoves that house human resources, the executive conference room, a boardroom, and elevator lobby. Walnut wood wraps around designated walls, elevating the overall aesthetic of the space.
Respite for Travelers
The overhead canopy connects the garage and terminal with a covered walkway. To enhance wayfinding and safety, a perimeter cove light illuminates the underside of the wood ceiling at night.
Designed to accommodate Nashville’s ongoing growth, the garage is structurally planned to incorporate a future light rail station, increasing the airport’s accessibility to the Nashville community.
Helping the building achieve LEED Gold, the façade tints with the time of day and location of the sun to reduce solar glare and heat gain for all-day occupant comfort, achieving a 41% energy cost savings. Rooftop greenspace and the utilization of white roofing help cool the building and reduce the heat island effect.
Perforated metal screens and precast concrete fi ns create movement on the façade while maximizing natural light. Louvers on the glass facade provide building shading and are designed to integrate the exterior language of the garage and the administration building.