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Tennessee State Museum Receives Urban Land Institute Award

Tennessee State Museum is recognized for excellence in development and design by the Urban Land Institute Nashville.

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Tennessee State Museum was awarded the Excellence in Development Award in the Large Public Sector category by Urban Land Institute Nashville. Judges praised the design of the museum including the use of local materials to create a world-class museum.

The Tennessee State Museum illuminates the rich and diverse history of the citizens of Tennessee and enlivens Nashville’s Bicentennial Mall with an inspirational and distinctive cultural facility. This state-of-the-art history museum significantly increases the visibility of the institution and the understanding of the rich history of the state. The Museum, which closed briefly due to COVID-19, was reopened to the public on July 1, 2020 with COVID restrictions in place.

About the Awards

The Urban Land Institute, Excellence in Development Awards represents the mission that strong communities, good development partners, and excellence in development and design should be recognized and best practices shared.

Award entries are judged by an out-of-town jury using criteria that support ULI’s commitment and leadership in best practices in the use of land/real estate; demonstrating exemplary examples of design and development, financial viability and commitment to the community.

To learn more about the Excellence in Development Awards, visit Urban Land Institute Nashville. You can also read the press release about the award from the Tennessee State Museum.