Nashville, TN

900 Church


With the development at Nashville Yards, two new towers at 801 and 900 Church Street bring more than 700 apartments to the area. The thirty-four-story 900 Church was designed as pairs of cubes offset from each other and the cubes above or below, creating alcoves for amenity spaces. In addition to 356 apartments, the building includes indoor and outdoor amenity spaces with two pools. SGH consulted on the fire life safety for the project comprising Type IA construction.

At more than 416 ft, 900 Church required additional life safety features as dictated by the International Building Code. Highlights of SGH’s fire life safety services include:

  • Reviewing the architectural and egress plans and helping the design team incorporate solutions to comply with fire life safety code requirements
  • Preparing a fire life safety report summarizing building features and construction, fire and smoke protection features and systems, and means of egress
  • Helping develop fire life safety strategies for the high-rise building
  • Coordinating with Metropolitan Government of Nashville, the authority having jurisdiction, and Giarratana, the building owner
    Meeting with city plan reviewers to review and address comments

Project Summary



Completion Date


Project Size
New Construction
Performance & Code Consulting
Goettsch Partners
Specialized Capabilities
Fire Life Safety & Accessibility

Key team members

David Jacoby
David Jacoby
Engineering Mechanics and Infrastructure Division Head, Fire Engineering
Kevin Black
Kevin Black
Senior Consulting Engineer