Nashville National Cemetery Historic Lodge Addition and Renovation

This project entailed designing the conversion of the 1933 Quarter Master’s Lodge into the Administration Office Building for the Nashville National Cemetery. The building was found to be in a state of advanced to moderate deterioration (rated poor). In order to renovate the historic lodge to adequately house the administration, the entire heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system would need to be replaced. Our team needed to design new, high-efficient systems while still maintaining the historic character of the building.

We designed Energy Recovery Ventilators with high-efficiency furnaces and AC units. To comply with the requirements for renovation of historic properties, the HVAC equipment was designed to be installed in the attic space and unoccupied basement. Historically accurate registers and grilles for ventilation were specified.

Our team met all of the professional qualifications for historic preservation per Sec. 112, National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 as amended (16 U.S.C. 470). All work met the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties requirements.

  • Client
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Association
  • Location
    Nashville, Tennesee
  • Scope
    Architecture, Interior Design, Mechanical Engineering
  • Year Completed