BNA Nashville Terminal & Landside Area Planning

Terminal and Landside Area Planning — BNA Nashville International Airport

  • 4,250,000 SF
  • Full architectural and interior design services provided
  • New construction
  • LEED Silver certification
The growth rate of the Nashville Metropolitan area is unprecedented. With a vision to capture the unique spirit of Nashville and connect it to the world by providing passengers with memorable experience, the design concept for this airport is grounded by three experiential Tennessee themes: the Cumberland Forest, Music City, and "Sweet Home Nashville."

We implemented a concept that increases traveler comfort and strengthens connectivity between the airport and the City of Nashville. Holdroom areas have been designed to increase efficiency in terms of seat count and passenger flow. In addition to providing standard waiting areas and departure processing, these holdrooms will offer charging stations for personal electronics, work counter spaces, children play areas, and various seating types that offer differing levels of privacy for various passenger types.

Interior design elements include natural materials assembled with clean and sophisticated detail as natural light will deliver a warm and welcoming glow to the space. The concessions village will include stages to showcase Nashville's music heritage.

This design emphasizes a welcoming and passenger-focused design, providing a vibrant and open lobby and holdroom experience with immediate access to Nashville-specific shopping, dining, and entertainment options.


The modern airport is a self-contained city. Passengers demand exceptional experiences from approach to departure. Owners and airlines face the growing challenge of balancing real-world constraints of function, constructability, and value while building memorable and positive brand equity.

Corgan is an international leader in airport terminal design. Our drive to create the best client experience brings airports and airlines back to us time after time.

Going above and beyond is our daily mission. Operational-based solutions are conceived with rigor; empathetic, user-experience insights come from deep listening and virtual prototyping. As design solutions marry function and delight, all experiences are elevated.

Corgan exceeds boundaries to solve the world’s greatest aviation challenges with research, design, and devotion to our clients.




We understand scheduling, capacity, material selection and operational challenges. We facilitate consensus across all interested parties to achieve a long-term design solution. The need for uninterrupted operations is unquestionable.