Multiple habitats housing a global array of animals

Over the past two and a half decades, Solomon has had the privilege of partnering with the Nashville Zoo on many projects to make Rick Schwartz’s vision for the zoo come to life. The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is a 200-acre zoo and historic plantation farmhouse located 6 miles southeast of downtown Nashville, Tennessee, and is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Owner Information

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615)833-1534

Architect Information

Cornette/Violetta Architects
1117 Cypress St
Cincinnati, OH 45206
(513)221-6600

Nashville Zoo Veterinary Hospital

This state of the art 23,677 SF facility includes areas for observation, diagnosis, radiology, surgery, laboratory, pharmacy, and administrative functions. While designing the facility, zoo staff traveled to 13 zoos to find the best technology and design ideas to bring to this animal health center. In addition to remote controlled lighting, cameras, and other modern features, the facility is LEED Silver certified for sustainable building design and operations. The veterinary center features include a push alley which allows animals to walk themselves into the treatment rooms, an induction stall which allows anesthesia to be administered remotely, and an electric lift which allows larger animals to be raised and lowered more easily for treatment.  Other features include tiered seating which allows for up to 200 people to observe live surgeries and treatment procedures, as well as nursery, an incubation room for hatching eggs, a laboratory for processing blood work onsite, staff dorm rooms, offices, and a conference room. Solomon Builders was proud to have contributed to bringing this state of the art veterinary center to fruition for the Nashville Zoo.

Year 2018
Size
23,677 square feet
Amount $11.5 million
Location Nashville, TN

Owner Information

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
(615)833-1534

Architect Information

Earl Swenson Architects
2100 West End Ave, Suite 1200, Nashville
(615)329-9445

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