AIA Middle TN Building Tour

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Attend the AIA Middle TN Building Tour Series with the Emerging Professionals for our first tour of 2020 at The Russell!

Tour Courtesy of Powell Architects

The Russell

The Russell is considered by many to be the most unique boutique hotel in Nashville. It is housed in a 115-year-old historic church and is nestled away in one of Nashville’s most fun neighborhoods. Named “Nashville’s Coolest Neighborhood” by Vogue, East Nashville is one of the city’s most desirable places to live and play.

The Russell consist of 23 unique rooms with character that is unmatched in town. The owners were able to keep many of the original features (stained glass windows, old brick walls, reusing the pews as bed headboards, etc) which adds to the guest’s experience and the ambience of the hotel. The rooms have all been curated by one of Nashville’s most well known designers and the owners spared no expense to make sure our guests have the best experience in town.

Most importantly, The Russell gives away a substantial portion of each nights stay to local homeless ministries. The average stay at The Russell provides 16 beds and warm meals at local homeless shelters. At The Russell, our slogan is Stay Here, Change Lives and we mean it. Not only will the guest’s lives be changed by an unmatched experience, they will be changing the lives of those less fortunate in the Nashville community. We cannot wait to have you be our guest.


Built in 1904, this all-brick beauty has seen its fair share of poverty, illness, and natural disaster. But it has also seen a community gather together, lean in, and persevere in the midst of hardship. When scouting locations for this hotel, we settled here because of this neighborhood’s rich history and this building’s legacy in hospitality.

About AIA Middle Tennessee:

AIA Middle Tennessee exists to serve and support their members and advance the profession of architecture. They aspire to become an inclusive community of architects that advocates for the highest quality of life by shaping the built environment.

About the AIA Middle Tennessee Emerging Professionals:

Through knowledge, resources and community, the AIA Emerging Professionals of Middle Tennessee encourages professional growth, leadership development and serve as the collective voice for young architects.

Image courtesy of The Russell.

Event Detail

January 16, 2020 5:30 pm
January 16, 2020 6:30 pm
The Russell


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