UTA Office / HASTINGS Architecture
A description of the text provided by the architect. Beyond its former space, UTA has relocated its Nashville office to a newly rejuvenated historic office building. This allows you to create a new environment that expresses your culture and your customers. The office was designed by the award-winning company HASTINGS Architecture, which transformed the former Nashville Public Library in Mid Century into a sophisticated, contemporary headquarters. Adaptively reuse the landmarks of this mid-century newformer list to preserve and integrate elements from the original library. This is the timeless background of the various artists and creatives that UTA represents.
UTA’s new 15,000-square-foot multi-level space features 22 private offices, 36 workstations, meeting rooms, telephone rooms, wellness rooms, roof decks, mezzanine cafes and a variety of lounges. Conceived as a “gallery of talent,” the White Box Space is specially designed to showcase the various artists, creatives and entertainers that UTA represents. The design introduces darker tones, textures, and material accents that breathe the environment with subtle touches of edges and souls.
Guests are greeted at a custom black-stained oak reception desk inspired by the movement of stacked vinyl records that slide across the floor during a listening session. In contrast, white back-painted vertical glass panels provide an elegant background for darker, more sculptural desks. Visitors will relax in comfortable lounge furniture, selected with a soothing neutral pallet and accented with extensive contemporary art awaiting viewing.
On the ground floor, a custom black-dyed “picture frame” woodwork product surrounds the glass system. This nods to the proscenium of the stage. The largest meeting room is anchored in the northeast corner of the ground floor. The oval shape of the black-dyed Halcon table mimics the curved shape of a 16-foot marble-covered arched window. The articulated Vibia lamp, which resembles a sound wave, acts as a focal point on the table. Acoustic plaster ceilings and ribbed wall coverings provide acoustic privacy for digital presentations and virtual conferences.
The central lounge provides a pre-function space for the meeting room on the ground floor. Flooring with custom rugs complements mid-century woodwork with brass shelf details and amp-like cabinets with black mesh fabric. The backbone of our business, the Agent Office, is oversized to support guest seats in a comfortable and well-positioned position. The custom Teknion sit stand desk is covered with oak veneer and bordered by floating shelves to showcase personal and professional souvenirs.
The mezzanine floor utilizes a 19-foot-high ceiling on the ground floor to provide space for employees to gather for lunch, celebrations, and award-show watch parties. The agent office, wellness room and telephone room are hidden underneath to maximize the available space. The monumental oak staircase serves as the main circulation point up to the mezzanine. It is arranged to encourage employees to use the stairs as much as possible.
The second-floor and penthouse-level offices overlook downtown Nashville and the State Capitol. Right next to the open office penthouse area, there is a new rooftop deck with lounge furniture, a cafe table and vertical landscaping, providing UTA with space for outdoor parties and events, allowing employees to work outdoors. Gives access to space and biophilic design.