Mega Collaboration on a Nashville Mega Project


Mega Collaboration on a Nashville Mega Project

Thursday, September 23: 4:15-5:00 p.m.

Session Speakers:

Session Description:

There is an unmentioned "behind the scenes" relationship that most project teams take for granted. It resides within the design team between the designer and the specifier. Whether the structure of the relationship is as an independent or in-house specifier, the goal is to make and document decisions with sufficient, correct information. Conveying the architect's design intent is a challenge on projects of all sizes.

Hear the story of a 1.8 million-square-foot mixed-use project with a budget of $400 million, including parking, retail podium, museum, conference center, rooftop restaurant, residential tower, and office tower all located in the thriving artistic culture of downtown Nashville, Tenn. It is 5th and Broadway—a world-class project designed by Gresham Smith, with specifications by Conspectus. Peek inside the relationship between the architect and specifier, learn the balance of information exchange, quality control measures, and design process success as the presenters share the story of this contemporary Nashville icon.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate your current methods of collaboration within the design teams on your projects
  • Recognize the opportunities and strategies to allow for successful dialog between the architect and the specifier
  • Construct a decision-making strategy that builds trust and transparency for the entire project team
  • Distinguish the difference in quality control measures between small, medium, large, and mega projects