Tuck-Hinton Architecture & Design, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Expansion
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum moved to its current location in downtown Nashville in 2001. In fall of 2013, the museum more than doubled in size with an ambitious expansion, increasing the museum from 140,000 s.f. to over 350,000 s.f. Through the expansion, the museum was able to enhance the exhibit experience with a youth gallery and an updated story line targeting a more contemporary audience. The Taylor Swift Education Center adds classroom space that was in short supply in the existing facility. The new 800-seat CMA Theater provides a larger venue for hosting induction ceremonies into the Hall of Fame, as well as broadcast and educational opportunities. The Omni Hotel connects to the Country Music Hall of Fame on three levels, allowing the facilities to market a larger audience and provide a more diverse selection of venue rental opportunities. The crowning jewel of the project is a 10,000 square-foot Event Hall located on the upper level of the addition. The Event Hall rises above the existing museum, framing Nashville’s skyline as a backdrop for performances.
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND mUSEUM EXPANSION
Location: Nashville, Tennessee Client: Country Music Hall of Fame Size: 350,000 S.F.