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Hands on Nashville

Hands on Nashville (HON), a non-profit center based in Nashville, commissioned MZA to design a new office space to be located in one of downtown Nashville's historic Trolley Barns.  The client's needs include offices for current HON staff and volunteers, and expansion space for future staff, set within a collaborative environment.  Vibrant finishes and furnishings combine with a flexible, open plan to encourage reciprocity and diversity within the designed space.  Through the use of environmentally-conscious finishes, furnishings, and mechanical equipment, the project is attempting certification under LEED 2009 for Commercial Interiors.


The Trolley Barns, a historic structure and prime Cumberland Riverfront location, sat vacant until its urban revitalization received a 2013 Urban Land Instutite Nashville Excellence in Development Award.
The development team of the Trolly Barns include: Manuel Zeitlin Architects (Hands On Nashville), R.C. Mathews, Centric Architecture; Gilbert McLaughlin and Casella Architects, PLC; DeNovo Concepts;  Wellspring Builders; Facility Planners, Inc.; Smith Gee Studio, LLC; Pinnacle Bank; and Colliers International.