New Nashville U.S. Courthouse

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

New Nashville,TN US Courthouse, SW elevation, rendering

In Sep. 2018, the U.S. General Services Administration broke ground on the new Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Nashville, Tennessee. The new courthouse will provide eight courtrooms and 11 judges’ chambers. In addition to the U.S. District Court, the new facility will provide workspace for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, the U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, GSA and local senatorial staff offices.

Current status: Mid-Point of Construction ~ 50%

GSA’s work to build the Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building is currently in the construction phase. Crews have completed the installation of the precast panels on both the north and south wings of the facility. On the interior, masonry and gypsum wall framing is nearly complete and in-wall rough-in continues. Utility services and primary building systems including power, lighting, HVAC, plumbing and elevator systems are being installed.

Latest updates

Workers and GSA’s project team celebrated the placement of the final steel beam during a topping out ceremony in Nov. 2019.

Precast panels and curtain wall installation continues on the north wing of the facility, and completion is expected by Feb. 25, 2020. On the south wing, work is being completed on metal decking and concrete slabs with precast installation to start next month. On the interior, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection (MEP/F) infrastructure is well underway along with masonry wall construction.

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: Summer 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

Adam Rondeau
Public Affairs Officer

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Last Reviewed: 2020-07-15