800 Lea

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Located in downtown Nashville on a prominent site adjacent to the city’s convention center, this project required a design with a strong architectural statement. The odd-shaped site is less than a half-acre and almost triangular, with the long side defined by the curving edge of an active roundabout in the SoBro neighborhood.

The 45-story luxury residential tower includes 125 large condominiums, with units ranging from 2,168 square feet to 3,354 square feet—all served by dedicated passenger elevators. One full amenity level includes an indoor pool and fitness center.

The shape of the building draws inspiration from nautical motifs and fluttering flags, with the long side of the building following the contour of the roundabout. The undulating form of the building’s east elevation is accentuated by curvilinear balconies extending the full length of the façade.

The building will incorporate advanced sustainable initiatives and strategies throughout and is designed for LEED Platinum certification. The project is one of several large towers currently in planning and design for the roundabout area.