New Nashville U.S. Courthouse

New Nashville,TN US Courthouse, SW elevation, rendering
New Nashville TN US Courthouse, North East elevation, Rendering

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, included Congressionally-appropriated funding for a new U.S. Courthouse in Nashville, TN. The General Services Administration (GSA) has begun design of a new U.S. Courthouse of approximately 280,000 gross square feet, including underground parking spaces in Nashville, TN. GSA will construct the U.S. Courthouse to meet the 10-year space needs of the court and court-related agencies. The new courthouse will provide eight courtrooms and 11 chambers to accommodate 11 judges (four active District Judges, three Senior Judges, one visiting District Judge, and three Magistrate Judges). The new Nashville U.S. Courthouse project is currently scheduled for completion in the spring of 2021. The site, assembled in 2012 through a prior appropriation, would accommodate the 30-year needs of the court. The tenant agencies for the project include: U.S. District Court; U.S. Probation; U.S. Marshals Service; GSA Field Office; U.S. Senate; U.S. Attorneys Office; and Randolph-Sheppard Act retail concessions vendor.

Based on the inclusion of the Nashville project in the President’s FY2016 budget, a refresh of the prior design was initiated. The site consists of a consolidated parcel with existing structures to be demolished. The Region has completed demolition of two smaller structures at the southeast corner of the site. The unoccupied TennCare office building was demolished in the spring 2017. The demolition was completed by GSA contractor, Katmai.

Current Status

The final existing structure, an active Parking Garage, will be abated and demolished in February 2018. GSA has awarded a demolition contract to ICE Technologies, Inc. The contractor will demolish the parking garage, remove underground storage tanks and prepare the site for the design-build services contractor. The anticipated award for the design-build services contractor is in the winter of the new calendar year 2018.

Design proposals have been received and are under review by the Source Selection Evaluation Board.

Project Details

Total Estimated Project Costs: $194,521,000

Project Delivery Method: Bridging Design-Build

Lead Designer: Michael Graves Thomas Miller Partners a Joint Venture

Architect of Record: TBD (Provided under the Bridging Design-Build Services contract)

Anticipated award of Design-build services contract: Winter of the new calendar year 2018.

Anticipated Preliminary Design Announcement from the Lead Designer: Fall 2017

Anticipated Final Design Delivery: Spring 2019 (estimated)

Constructor: Solicitation pending

Anticipated Construction Start: late Spring/early Summer 2018

Anticipated Construction Completion: Spring 2021

Contracts in place

  • CMa and Lead Design Services – Awarded to Jacobs Technology, Inc. of Tullahoma, TN on Sept. 29, 2016
  • Demolition Contractor – Awarded to ICE Technologies, Inc. ​on Sept 2017

News Releases

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

Tobi Edler
GSA Public Affairs Officer

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