The project entailed the renovations and additions to the historic former Pearl High School, a historically significant Art Deco building which was the first African American school in Nashville. The complex total renovation was accomplished with the full operation of the school maintained throughout construction. Project highlights include a new library, new Internet Café, new and renovated classroom space, new band and orchestra spaces, new engineering spaces, renovated auditorium space, as well as a renovated dining hall space that breathes new life into the former vocational technology building. Additionally, a student art competition inspired a 40’ high stone sculpture commemorating Dr. King’s legacy and honoring the Civil Rights movement in Nashville.
Completion Date: Fall 2018
LEED Silver (Anticipated)
Owner/Client: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Project Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Project Type: Renovation, Educational, New Construction
Building Area: 203,731 sq. ft.