About the project
Overview: Located on the corner of Polk Ave. and Union Street in Nashville sits an abandoned building known as the Ben West building. This was first built in the early sixties and opened in 1966 as Nashville’s downtown public library. In 2001, a new public library, the current building, was built one block south and the Ben West building has sat vacant since.
Challenge: To re-purpose the old library and create a design that will revitalize the Ben West building and secure it’s permanent future in downtown Nashville. The recommended function is for the building to house a photography museum.