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Morena Place Apartments at Meharry Medical College

MZA worked with Meharry leadership and students to design market-comparable apartment units that would draw medical students, residents and faculty to live adjacent to the campus in North Nashville.

Each 4-story building contains 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, as well as social and study spaces, a fitness center, and several outdoor terraces with views of Downtown Nashville. The apartments feature modern kitchens, large windows, and balconies. Both sites have landscaped areas for recreation and relaxation, and the parking lot is finished with pavers, a sustainable strategy allowing water to drain more naturally. The design nearly doubles available housing to Meharry students, residents and faculty who had previously chosen housing options in other Nashville neighborhoods.