2014 Grand Iris Award Winner Ross Bryan Associates, Inc.

Ross Bryan Associates, Inc. 

(Music City Center)
Nashville is widely known as Music City USA, and when the city of Nashville proposed a new convention center, they aptly named it the Music City Center. Nashville is located in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee, and the architects incorporated both the Music City and the rolling hills themes into the design of the building. The grand ballroom is shaped like a guitar. The eight-acre Exhibit Hall roof is curved in two directions, and half of it is a vegetated green roof to mimic rolling hills. These features resulted in a stunning building, but they presented significant design and construction challenges for the structural engineers.