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, October 31, 2012

Creating Places: WES architect Duda Paine

A quick look at the Duda Paine Architects website (see here) reveals a tower with which I recognize from my various Google Maps explorations of Austin. However, I did not know Duda Paine — which is Durham, N.C.-based and is designing West End Summit — designed the skyscraper, which is called the Frost Bank Tower. Check the section dedicated to the building and note the outstanding base and entrance DPA gave the building (see images here). The firm does strong work and should give Nashville a pair of quality office buildings.

1 comment:

  1. Really look forward to seeing the final plans for West End Summit. These two towers will be stunning additions to Nashville's rapidly growing skyline.
    The building in Austin is beautiful, although it looks a bit short and stubby, sort of like our Pinnacle tower. But the crown is beautiful. Look forward to more information about West End Summit.