Trevecca Nazarene University, Jackson Center for Music and Worship Arts

Nashville, Tennessee

  • FIRM



    Trevecca Nazarene University

  • AREA

    23,000 sq.ft.





Design team:
S&ME Inc. (Civil Engineering); Merck & Hill Consultants, Inc. (Acoustician); Smith Seckman Reid, Inc. (MEP); Ross Bryan Associates, Inc. (Structural Engineering)

To satisfy growing campus needs on a very limited budget, Trevecca Nazarene University created a new two-story music education facility from an existing trucking logistics warehouse ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,677COST PER SQ FT$324.00CITATIONAdaptive Reuse CitationFEATURED IN2017 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYAdaptive Reuse to the campus. The Jackson Center for Music and Worship Arts provides three major practice and performance spaces for choral and instrumental events, as well as a variety of smaller musical and vocal practice spaces to accommodate single users and small bands.
The repurposed warehouse contains two large-volume musical practice and performance spaces, and the converted office wing provides classrooms and smaller practice rooms. Two separate additions include space for the administration department, new classrooms and a 250-seat performance venue.
A modern interpretation of the classically styled stone buildings that define the campus core, the building also serves as an architectural beacon and new southern gateway to campus. With glowing white resin panels that highlight the roof structure, the new facility denotes a main campus edge. A music garden adjacent to the entry also provides an area for outdoor musical practice and smaller performances.