Chattanooga Convention Center
With 100,000 square feet of column-free exhibit space, 21 meeting rooms and 19,000 square feet of divisible ballroom space on one level, the Convention Center can accommodate functions of any size. It is one of the nation’s top 10 green convention centers.
Music City Center
Architects: TVS Design; Tuck-Hinton Architects; Moody-Nolan
General Contractor: Bell/Clark
This 2.1 Million square foot, $623 Million project took three years to complete and has become the center point for major events in the Nashville area. The 16-acre site boasts 353,000 square feet of exhibit space, 75,000 square feet of ballrooms, 60 meeting rooms and LEED Gold certified. With a four-acre green roof, 360,000 gallon rainwater collector and over 800 solar panels, the Music City Center was awarded the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award in the Building Green category for exceptional actions to improve and/or protect our environment through initiatives not required by law.
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David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Originally built in in 1981, the facility became part of the city’s renewal plan in 1999 and was slated for a major redesign and rebuild. Rafael Viñoly Architects set out to design the new massive 1,500,000 square foot facility to be a “green” building and at its reopening in 2003 that goal was realized as it became the first convention center in North America to received LEED certification as well as the largest “green” building in the world. The following year the building was awarded the Supreme Award for structural engineering excellence from the Institution of Structural Engineers.