Silo Studios in The Nations Is Complete

Dowdle Construction Group Completes Silo Studios

Silo Studios in The Nations Is Complete

80,000-square-foot, adaptive reuse, office and retail space set to open Nov. 1.

Dowdle Construction Group announced today the completion of Silo Studios, an 80,000-square-foot office, retail and restaurant complex converted from an old lumber mill. Located in the The Nations in West Nashville, it is one of the highlights of the almost-38-acre mixed-use development known as Silo Bend.

Amenities include ample parking, an outdoor courtyard with a performance stage, small gathering spaces, a dining terrace and sitting steps. The owner and developer, Charleston, S.C.-based Flyway, partnered with Dowdle to complete the construction as well as with architects from Southeast Venture Design.

“Southeast Venture Design and Dowdle did a phenomenal job designing and building this project. They were true partners and listened to our every request,” said Flyway Founder and President Lindsay Nevin. “We think Silo Studios will be a popular attraction for Nations residents and all of Nashville. It’s a true community space.”

The building’s structure is unique in that it’s one of the largest remaining bow truss structures in Nashville. Adele’s in the Gulch, though a much smaller building, also has this specific structure. To keep the building’s industrial charm, it was important to Flyway to not only maintain the original structure, but also to incorporate as much of the existing design elements as possible, including the original tongue-and-groove hardwood flooring and some of the lumber milling equipment.

“We were ultimately able to save and restore enough of the original flooring to cover the main lobby, and the focal point when you walk in is a piece of the lumber mill machinery,” said Glynn Dowdle, president and principal of Dowdle Construction Group. “The building was in pretty bad shape when we started, so to complete a complex project like this successfully, it took everyone – the owner, designer, engineer and contractor – working together as a team. We’re thrilled with the result.”

Southeast Venture Design Project Architect Nathan Narwold added, “I’m most excited to see what the next generation of this building entails, and see the value it will ultimately bring to the Silo Bend development and surrounding community.”