New Nashville U.S. Courthouse

New Nashville USCH

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

The Fred D. Thompson US Courthouse in Nashville, TN will consist 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 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 construction remains at 98.5% complete. The courthouse was to be substantially complete by March 18, 2022. The project is expected to be ready for occupancy in May 2022.

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
  • Anticipated Construction Completion: Spring 2022

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: 2022-06-01