renaissance revival

Sony/BMG Entertainment
Nashville, Tennessee

Constructed in 1900 by the Order of the Little Sisters of the Poor to care for the elderly, this three-building compound on 2.2 acres of land in Nashville was restored in 1999 as a national historic landmark. Pizzulli Associates worked from the ground up with local, state, and federal agencies to conform to historic-site specifications and restore the original beauty of this unique site. Today, the facility houses Sony/BMG Entertainment’s BMG Music Publishing and the Arista and RCA record labels — two of the most historically significant labels in recorded music.

PAI’s design for this four-story brick building keeps the building’s original vernacular Renaissance revival style intact while integrating high-tech acoustical, audio-visual, and lighting requirements. A chapel intersecting the center of the building was converted to a multimedia room for live presentation of country music bands and large-scale video viewing.