New Nashville U.S. Courthouse

New Nashville USCH

Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building

The Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse in Nashville, TN consists of approximately 275,000 gross SF, eight courtrooms, 11 judges’ chambers on six tenant floors and a basement level with structured parking. The new facility provides workspace for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Probation, the U.S. Attorney’s office, GSA and U.S. Senate offices.

Current status

On April 22, 2022, Hensel Phelps substantially completed the Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Nashville, TN.

Project details

Total Project Funding: $167,449,000

Project Delivery Method: Bridging Design-Build

Lead Designer: Michael Graves + Thomas Miller Partners, a Joint Venture

Architect of Record: Fentress Architects (Provided under the Bridging Design-Build Services contract - Hensel Phelps Construction Co.)

Projected Timeline:

  • Construction Start: June 2018
  • Final Design Delivery: November 2019
  • Actual Construction Completion: April 22, 2022
  • Actual Start of Occupancy: May 6, 2022

Partner Contracts:

  • Jacobs Technology Inc. (CMa Services) – Awarded Sep. 2016

News Releases

Groundbreaking event held for new U.S. Courthouse for the Middle District of Tennessee

GSA Announces $947 Million Courthouse Investment Plan

FY 2016 Funding Meets Judiciary Needs

New Federal Courthouse Facilities Coming to Nashville, Charlotte, Greenville, Anniston and Savannah

GSA Awards Contracts For Nashville's New U.S. Courthouse Construction Project

Media Inquiries

Cathy Rineer-Garber
Public Affairs Officer

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Last Reviewed: 2022-08-04