Nashville Federal Courthouse
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The new Federal Courthouse in Nashville, TN allows additional space to accommodate new judges as well as replacing obsolete facility deficient in current courts and security features. Composed primarily of District and Magistrate courts and chambers, with associated support space, and the US Attorney, the building is designed as a LEED Silver rated building, with numerous passive and active features to mitigate its environmental impact. Its public face is designed to be open and inviting to the public, yet provide state of the art resistance to blast and other possible security threats. 

Selected in a "vision competition" one day charrette, the Michael Graves Associates Thomas Miller JV was assisted by RicciGreene Associates in designing a building that provides state of the art facilities for the courts in a form that reinforces the rich traditions of civic buildings in downtown Nashville.