Our commercial architecture discipline starts with the premise that, no matter what the design style or aesthetic, the structure or architectural application must work and flow and function exquisitely - and organically - in living out the performance of its primary purpose for being in the first place. Whether that purpose is patient care, casual dining, retail commerce, workplace safety and containment, or a refreshed outer "skin" to signal something new has arrived, few architecture firms in the Southeast pay as much attention to the dynamic working components of the commercial buildings they design. For 5.13 Architecture PLLC, providing elegant solutions for the invisible physics, environmental and engineering challenges posed by building sites, functional systems and the structural elements most people will never see, is as much a passion as the external aesthetic elements that everyone does see.
Guy BrownAt A Glance
The partners of this Future 50 Company in Brentwood, Tennessee, requested a work environment with a distinctive design reflecting their personalities and progressive business model. The 5,200 square foot building is constructed on a highly visible and challenging site previously considered ‘unbuildable’ due to easements, setbacks and grading issues. However, we saw potential in the site’s excellent views to nearby roadways and benefits from its adjacency to a richly landscaped entry to the development.
Greenbriar VillageAt A Glance
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Greenbriar Village is an 11-acre commercial development with more than 200,000 square feet of space in the heart of Nashville’s Green Hills neighborhood. Comprised of multiple retail, restaurant, and office buildings - including well-known mainstays like Fox’s Donut Den, Levy’s, and Parnassus Books - the entire complex was in need of significant renovation and rebranding.
CenterstoneAt A Glance
Centerstone, one of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare providers, chose us to design their new Dede Wallace Campus in Nashville - complete with a multi-phase master plan for the 6.4-acre site that included three main buildings, open and covered parking, walking trails, patient pavilions and outdoor park space, and the preservation of mature trees and plantings. Since completion of the Wallace Campus, 5.13 has continued to work with Centerstone, with a new project in Tullahoma beginning fall of 2020.