The American General Life and Accident Insurance Company was originally located in a classic mid-20th-century modern high rise in downtown Nashville.
In the first phase of this architecture and interior design project, two of the three buildings were built. Each 175,000-sf five-story building can stand alone with its own entry and core with elevators, toilet rooms, and support systems, allowing for future flexibility in downsizing and leasing or selling to other interests. The two buildings are connected on each floor with a link containing conference rooms. The result was very flexible floor plans that were built efficiently while also paying attention to employee views and access to sunlight.
The interior design pays homage to the original headquarters with classic pieces of mid-20th-century furniture and with the use of terrazzo floors and wood-paneled walls. The corporate art collection was transferred and installed in public areas, including sculptures by Chryssa and Dwayne Valentine.
Architect and Interior Designer: Lohan Associates