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Nashville International Airport

Terminal Garage and Administration Building

Nashville, TN

Built atop the airport’s Terminal Garage 1, this 75,000-square-foot administrative building for MNAA and TSA personnel. Pedestrian plaza on the fifth level with picturesque landscaping, seating, swings, a dog park and children’s play area.


  • LEED Gold certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s rigorous LEED v4 standards.
  • EV charging stations.
  • Features energy efficient, programmable lighting.
  • Water-conserving restroom facilities.
  • Electrochromic glass.
  • Recycling receptacles.
  • Active chilled beams for the heating and cooling systems
  • Garage: energy efficient, programmable lighting, real-time space count signs, a dynamic parking guidance system, electric vehicle charging stations, a tire inflation station, pay-on-foot kiosks, a 50,000-gallon cistern for rainwater harvesting and landscape irrigation.

Project Highlights: 

  • Architectural design that provides natural light and compelling views.
  • Terminal Garage 1 is a Parksmart-registered project built with the certification goal of Parksmart Bronze for green design, construction, and operation.
  • Parksmart is the world’s only rating system designed to advance sustainable mobility through smarter parking structure design and operation. Reduced operational costs, increased energy efficiency, and better lighting and ventilation.
  • 2,800-space terminal parking garage directly across from the terminal


75,000 SF administration building, 2,800 space parking garage


Metro Nashville Airport Authority


Messer Construction Co. & Moody Nolan, Inc.