Cane Ridge High School
MNPL  |  Nashville, Tennessee

Project Facts

Location: Antioch, Tennessee
Size: 318,000 SF
Market: Education
Completed: 2008
Services: Architecture, Interiors
Scope: New High School

Designed for the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System, Cane Ridge High School is a 318,000 Square foot comprehensive educational facility for 2,000 students.

The school’s educational program for ninth through twelfth grades is anchored by four academic clusters, each containing classrooms, labs and administrative offices stacked in a double-wing configuration. The academic clusters are adjacent to a Career Technical Education wing containing vocational training classrooms and labs.

Other core functional groups such as Graphic and Performing Arts, the Library/Media Center, Food Service and Cafeteria as well as the central Administrative and Guidance areas are linked to the academic clusters. A two-story circulation spine with abundant daylight offers efficient access from one group to another, promotes student interaction, and information dissemination at the cyber-café and career guidance center.

Consultant Team

Barge Cauthen and Assoc. – Civil Engineer

Hawkins Partners, Inc.  – Landscape Architect

TRC Worldwide Engineering – Structural Engineer

I.C. Thomasson, Inc. – MPE Engineers

Fire Protection Associates, Inc.

R.G. Anderson – Contractor

Contributions to Project's Success

Abundant daylighting in the high-bay corridor atrium, classrooms, and laboratories establish a desirable high school experience for students.

The Arts are supported by a 600 seat auditorium with a full production stage and dance studio. Band, choral, television, and graphic arts studios are provided.

A sculpture garden adjacent to the athletic lobby allows for public exposure to student work.

Academic Clusters support the Career Technical Education (CTE) Model.

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