Fifth + Broadway

Nashville, Tennessee

Residential: 350 units, Office: 350,000 GSF, Retail: 200,000 GSF, Parking: 1,130 stalls

Fifth + Broadway is a city-defining mixed-use project that involved redeveloping Nashville’s first convention center into what is now the new center of Music City. Uniquely integrating office, retail/entertainment, residential, and hospitality space, the development is the first for the city, truly delivering a one-stop-shop for those looking to live, work, and play in a vibrant district. Intentionally developed to improve Nashville’s urban core, pedestrian and mass transit infrastructure were prioritized in design, creating an accessible destination with unobstructed city views. 501 Commerce, a 24-story office tower, and The Place, a 386-unit residential tower, serve as the primary landmarks for the Fifth + Broadway project. Additionally, Assembly Food Hall, which consists of thirty eateries and bars, as well as three entertainment venues for events or live performances, and over 2,200 parking stalls across three separate structures, work in unison to provide a center worthy of Nashville’s rich culture.


  • Designed mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering systems with a focus on sustainability to meet the LEED Silver certification requirements for the office tower.
  • Selected and designed engineering systems that integrated seamlessly with the industrial style of the residential tower.
  • The development features multiple unique HVAC opportunities that allow increased sustainable and economic performance, including the following:
    • District chilled water distribution to simplify metering and initial equipment installation.
    • Water source heat pump system for the residential units to capitalize on heat recovery between units in simultaneous heating and cooling.
    • High-efficiency chilled water distribution system for the office building to support creative/entertainment tenants in the Nashville market.
    • The passenger elevator hoistway pressurization in the office tower is utilized to eliminate elevator lobbies and the associated rated doors and walls.

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Photography credit: Zack Benson©

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