Architects' Day on the Hill
Architects’ Day on the Hill
Third Floor, Tennessee Tower
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Please join us in Nashville for our annual advocacy day. You can earn HSW credits while getting the latest scoop from all our favorite partners. The 108th General Assembly has settled in, and legislation is beginning to move rapidly. As you will learn in our Legislative Update below, many bills affect us in varying degrees. You can anticipate presentations from the State Architect, STREAM, UT, Board of Regents, U of Memphis and others. We are working out final tour details, and the evening will culminate with our terrific Legislative Reception at The Parthenon.
Below are the Day's schedule and a registration form. We hope to see you Wednesday, March 13 , 2013.
||Briefing on Legislative Issues, Trey Wheeler, AIA; Bill Nolan
Briefing on the day’s activities (including security), Connie Wallace
|10:15 am – 1:00 pm
||Legislative Visits (please schedule appointments in advance) We understand that you will schedule visits throughout the day as legislator schedules allow.
||Updates, State of Tennessee
• Listing of current projects, budgets and delivery methods
• Update of STREAM projects, including T3
• Current OSA Items
|Update, University of Memphis, P. Jeanne Myers, AIA
Update, University of Tennessee, Dean Scott Poole, AIA
|Wrap Up, Information Sharing.
|4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
||Tour of State Capitol, Jim Thompson, AIA
|6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
||Legislative Reception, The Parthenon
TOTAL CES/HSW Hours available: 7 hours.
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TOTAL CES/HSW Hours available: 7 hours.
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The Tennesee Residence, HFR Design
This project initially developed as a maintenance upgrade project to address all the deferred maintenance needs of our Governor's residence. Governor Phil Bredesen and First Lady Andrea Conte decided that they would continue to reside in their personal home and allow the state to not only address these deferred maintenance items, but to complete the design and construction for the much needed renovation and restoration of this historic home.
This residence, initially named Far Hills was originally constructed in 1930 by W.F. Holt Company for the William Ridley Wills family. Russell Hart, founding member and architect with Hart Freeland Roberts, provided the design for the home. One requirement that Mr. Wills stipulated to Russell Hart, was that the home was to be fireproof. This requirement was realized through poured in place concrete floor construction along with cinder block with plaster wall construction. The only wood framing is found in the partial third floor and roof framing. These areas were addressed with suspended glass globes filled with a fire suppressant and hung in the attic space of the home.
This project has addressed the following needs:
- Provision for ADA accessibility at entrance and within the home.
- A new geothermal borefield along with zoned water source heat pumps.
- New electrical service to replace the old outdated, non-code compliant service.
- Lead paint abatement
- Radon gas abatement
- Restoration of the existing wood windows
- Expansion of the basement to accommodate additional support space and mechanical equipment.
- New slate roof
- Masonry restoration
- Restoration of plaster ceilings, walls, and interior cornices.
- Renovation of existing kitchen to accommodate the First Family.
This project has recently attained the LEED – Certified level for design and construction. -Office of the State Architect
Conservation Hall, Archimania
Conservation Hall is a new meeting facility on the grounds of the Tennessee Governor's Residence. Conceived as an "unbuilding," the project was built beneath the front lawn of the Residence, maintaining the critical relationship between the historic residence and its site. Designed with the environment in mind, Conservation Hall will be one of the first LEED-Certified buildings operated by the state. The project provides both a place for Tennesseans to exchange ideas with the world and a place for Tennesseans to show the world that they can be responsible and progressive in the way their places are designed. -Archimania
The design and construction for Conservation Hall was realized through the need experienced by previous governors in trying to convene large meetings and gatherings at The Tennessee Residence. The dining room was the only interior space in the residence capable of accommodating only small gatherings. Conservation Hall is designed to provide dining for 160 seated guests, and over 300 for stand up receptions. The facility is designed as an underground facility, therefore reducing the building footprints on the site, staying sympathetic to the historic home, maintaining existing sight lines to the house, and separating private First Family areas from public areas This project is set to achieve a LEED rating through the design and implementation of many sustainable initiatives in this facility. The project is composed of approximately 14,000 s.f. of interior space and will be recognized for its design for many years. -Office of the State Architect
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