CRAIN RENOVATING HISTORIC BUILDING FOR ENGINEERING COMPANY

CRAIN RENOVATING HISTORIC BUILDING FOR ENGINEERING COMPANY

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crain Construction Inc. is renovating a pre-WWII building at 2949 Nolensville Road that an engineering company has purchased for its new headquarters.

The three-story structure, which sits on approximately 1.83 acres south of I-440 and Thompson Lane, has served as a school and church over the decades.

Crain Construction is the general contractor for the project and will handle the interior renovation and all finishes. The engineering company will do its own site grading, parking lot and landscaping. Earl Swensson Associatesis the architect of record.

“Our goal is to honor the building and its history without making monumental changes,” said Lee Davis, architect with Earl Swensson Associates. “But it will be renovated to meet the requirements of a 2018 office building.”

All three floors of the 30,000-square-foot brick and stone structure will be renovated and a new entry and elevator tower will be added to bring the building into ADA compliance.

“We’ll convert the first floor to traditional office space and refinish the existing hardwood floor,” said Hannah Fitzpatrick, Crain Construction project engineer. “The second floor will be a combination of open and walled office space with glass panels to bring daylight in.”

Additionally, some bricked-up window openings in basement level will be reopened. New HVAC and electrical will be installed for the first and second floors. The existing auditorium will be converted to laboratory space, making it convenient for those bringing materials for testing. Upgrades will be made to the current kitchen and dining area located in the basement.

Fitzpatrick anticipates the project to be completed by the end of 2018.

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