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Tusculum Elementary School

Nashville, TN

Metro Nashville Public Schools, one of the nation's top 50 largest school districts, Tusculum Elementary School is a 98,500 SF replacement facility that serves 800 student grades Pre-K through 4th Grade. Tusculum Elementary serves students from 20 different countries and is one of Metro Schools' most diverse schools in the district. The $17.3 million facility is located on 16 acres. The LEED 2009 for Schools GOLD certified facility is the only public school in the state of Tennessee to hold that designation.

ICT completed the engineering design for all mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, lighting, power and distribution, low voltage, and Information Transport & Systems Design (IT&S) for the facility.

The new two-story elementary school is approximately 98,500 SF of new construction, with roughly another 6,000 SF of minor renovation to an existing gymnasium.  The school includes 51 classrooms, a media center, food services area, community room and associated office, conference and support spaces. 


  • LEED NC Gold
  • 0.69 w/SF lighting design with LEED Certified Lighting Controls and Occupancy Controls.
  • High efficiency plumbing fixtures.
  • 32.3% water use reductions.
  • 36% Energy Cost Savings compared to ASHRAE 90.1-2007.
  • Achieving 13 of the available 19 Energy and Atmosphere LEED points.
  • Advanced Energy Metering.

Project Highlights:

  • Two-story facility including the following functions: administrations, kitchen, dining, library, community room, existing renovated gym, and instructional coaches.
  • 4 Pre-K Classrooms, 8 Kindergarten Classrooms, 8-1st Grade Classrooms, 8-3rd Grade Classrooms, 7-4th Grade Classrooms, 6 Resource Classrooms, and 2 Art Classrooms.
  • Security and Access Control Systems, CCTV.
  • Technology drawings for voice, data wireless infrastructure pathways, spaces and layout of telecommunications equipment rooms, entrance facilities, and MDF/IDF spaces.
  • Public Address/Paging.
  • Audio/Video drawings regarding A/V and CATV infrastructure.
  • Horizontal and backbone cabling pathways.


98,500 SF


Metro Nashville Public Schools


Binkley Garcia Architecture






K-12 Education