Nashville Warehouse Co. features 190,000 sq ft. of mass timber Class A office space with private terrace balconies and high ceilings. In addition to the office structures, the project also includes site work, The Outfield—an acre of communal green space with a band shell—and a 494-car parking deck. The site introduced multiple project challenges for the team including being bound to the north by a historic cemetery and to the west by an active railway. Our team proactively worked with the railway operator to ensure our crane did not impact their operations or encroach on their right of way and developed alternate delivery routes to accommodate the frequent train crossings.
Nashville Warehouse Co. was the first mass timber project completed in the City of Nashville. Mass timber is a unique product system because the base structure is also the finished product. While many related structures are a hybrid between mass and another structure type, this project is 95% composed of mass timber with minimal structural steel and concrete components. The Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT) and glulam product used was designed and manufactured by StructureCraft.
To ensure the highest levels of quality, and because mass timber is a relatively new material in the industry, DPR shared its experience gleaned from other mass timber projects across the country. Our in-house self-perform group handled approximately 75% of the installation of the mass timber structure. Our teams also offered insight to project trade partners on how to deal with the mass timber materials.