Franklin City Hall

Master Plan and Programming
Franklin, Tennessee

This has been a multi-phase project for the City of Franklin, Tennessee to create a Master Plan for the redevelopment of City Hall on the historic Town Square.  After a building assessment was conducted and many options were weighed, Studio 8 Design led the programming effort for a new City Hall building on their existing site.  Through a series of meetings, questionnaires, and workshops, information was collected and presented to the City in one document.  The needs assessment determined that 115,000 square feet of space spread across multiple floors would allow City Hall to function efficiently for the next twenty years.  The space needs assessment evaluated the site for required parking and landscaping needs and provided diagrams for inter-departmental adjacencies and overall building relationships.  It provided guidelines for the design of a more efficient building with spaces for standard functions found in many other city halls nationally.  Studio 8 produced two preliminary site plan options that considered program area, adjacencies, stacking plan, and site analysis.  These Master Plan options outlined how much of the site was available for redevelopment by a private developer, and provided insight regarding parking.  With the space needs assessment, master plan and programming in hand, Studio 8 helped the City of Franklin develop a Request for Qualifications for the private redevelopment portion of the site.

Project Team:
Architect / Project Lead Phase III:  Studio 8 Design • Matt Taylor, Architect
Architect / Project Lead Phase I, II:  LRK Architects (Matt Taylor:  Project Manager)
Programming Consultant: McClaren, Wilson & Lawrie, Inc.

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