New Nashville U.S. Courthouse

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

New Nashville,TN US Courthouse, SW elevation, rendering

The Fred D. Thompson US Courthouse in Nashville, TN will consist of approximately 275,000 gross SF, 8 courtrooms, 11 judges’ chambers on 6 tenant floors and a basement level with structured parking. The new facility will provide 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

The Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building is currently in the construction phase. The exterior facade is complete with the installation of the precast panels, windows and curtain wall assembly. The construction of the rotunda at the facility’s main front entrance is underway. It is a significant architectural element contributing to a visitor’s first impression. The interior elements are progressing to build spaces and provide necessary systems on all levels. In addition, the installation of utility services and primary building systems, including power, lighting, HVAC, plumbing, and elevator systems, is currently underway.

Project details

Total Project Funding: $194,521,000

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
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: Late 2021
  • Occupancy: Fall 2021

Awarded contracts:

  • Jacobs Technology Inc. (CMa and Lead Design Services) – Awarded Sep. 2016
  • ICE Technologies Inc. (Demolition Services) – Awarded Sep. 2017
  • Hensel Phelps Construction Co. (Bridging Design Build Services) – Awarded January 2018

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: 2021-12-03