Creating Places: A Citizen Observer's Look at Nashville's Built Environment

Writer's Note: William Williams' interest in the manmade environment dates to 1970, at which point the then-young Williams started a collection of postcards of city skylines. The collection now numbers 1,000-plus cards. Among the writer's specific interests are exterior building design, city district planning, demographics, signage, mixed-use development, mass transit and green/sustainable construction and living. Williams began his Creating Places column with The City Paper in February 2005. The column in its original form was discontinued in September 2008 and reinvented via this blog in November 2008. Creating Places can be found on the home page of the website of The City Paper, at which Williams has worked in various capacities since October 2000.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Creating Places: Pine Street Lofts Part II

During a recent chat with MarketStreet's Dirk Melton, we touched on the architect for the soon-to-break-ground Pine Street Lofts. Dirk says Birmingham-based Davis Architects has significant experience designing buildings of this type. Unfortunately, the firm's website offers few images. What the site does show are some very understated (some would argue "bland") designs. So I am a bit skeptical about PSL. I do hope Davis proves me wrong. The Gulch needs that dead space infilled.


  1. Who is doing the design work on Eleven North? Would like to see what that will look like.

  2. A-Mous,

    It's Virginia-based Poole & Poole Architecture. The firm's site suggests few eye-catching multi-unit residential projects. Here is a link to the best I can find: