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Lankford Hardware Conversion

Kennon|Calhoun Workshop

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21,000 sq. feet
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Formerly a 1960’s hardware store and warehouse, this project consisted of converting the existing two-story structure into leasable multi-tenant commercial space on the lower level and a furniture showroom on the upper floor with views of the growing Nashville skyline. Challenged to convert a heavy masonry and early precast structure into a light-filled interior, windows were added on both floors, requiring seismic upgrades to the structure. Three distinct entries were created for each business. The upper level furniture showroom entry canopy is supported with painted steel columns, while the two lower level entries are simple glass and steel. The building’s interior expresses the original precast structure and provides a clean backdrop for the furniture on display.

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