SGS has master planned and designed each phase of the 14-acre Taylor Place Mixed-Use Development in historic Germantown Nashville. 602 Taylor Street is a 2-story office building and home to Smith Gee Studio. Situated next to the iconic Werthan Warehouse (an adaptive reuse which provides over 60,000 square feet of office space), 602 Taylor reflects much of the industrial context and character of the original site. Brick, metal, and glass create an elevation rooted in time.
The building was completed in the middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020. Several core elements responding to a post-Covid-19 world were incorporated into the design during construction including an HVAC system equipped with ionization technology to scrub the air throughout the building and touchless faucets, trash cans and air dryers. Additionally, while the building has several entry points, access is controlled to one main opening for non-employees.