Nashville, TN

Structural Engineer

Manual Zeitliln Architects

Steel Joist Manufacturer
Vulcraft/Verco Group

Steel Fabricator
Triple Steel, LLC

This project is part of the urban revitalization underway in downtown Nashville. The new steel structure required to grow this building to three stories was built independently on the interior of the old structure. The joist girders in the old structure were removed & re-purposed into the roof of the new structure. This required the steel to be designed around the original joist girder dimensions. This also created a unique challenge for the joist manufacturer since they were required to manufacture a replacement joist girder that looked similar & was dimensionally exact to the older design but maintain the structural integrity required. The design intent was to incorporate the steel, Joist Girders, & joists into a modern structural look by leaving them exposed throughout the interior of the building.