Carter Haston

1005 17th Ave • Nashville, Tennessee
Music Row
12,000 SF


Commercial office tenant moving from a converted residential building into a newly finished office tower on Music Row.


Create a grand experience for visiting guests and an open and inviting area for employees transitioning from a highly segmented space to an open office. Evolve the image of the firm and set the tone for a new era within the company’s history.


The layout was conceived to lead guests from an impressive reception ellipse to an intimate executive lounge adjacent to the board room. The path creates branding opportunities and showcases the space’s social hub – the open kitchen. A staggered office layout creates the opportunity for vistas and areas of quiet privacy. Stunning views of Music Row from all points within the open office create drama and anchor a sense of place. The design incorporates custom millwork screens, interstitial conferencing, and collaboration spaces to create smaller zones of workstations. Acoustical lighting and decorative baffle systems help balance the sound levels of different meeting areas throughout the space.