Ensworth Tennis Complex
EducationEnsworth Tennis Complex

Nashville, Tennessee New Construction Size: 153,319 SF Cost: $19M  Completed: 2017

Ensworth Tennis
Ensworth Tennis Complex
Ensworth Tennis Complex
Ensworth Tennis Complex
Ensworth Tennis Complex
Ensworth Tennis Complex
Ensworth Tennis Complex
Ensworth Tennis Complex

The focal point of this project is a set of six indoor and six outdoor courts. The facility is strategically designed to maximize spectator views of both indoor and outdoor courts during tournaments. Like the school's natatorium, the tennis facility had to be built to accommodate its location in a flood plain. Literally raising the level of play, the courts are located atop a parking garage. Garage layout and signage have been designed to properly direct students and non-student tennis facility members to their designated parking areas. In order to simulate real seasonal playing conditions, indoor courts and indoor spectator seating areas feature a tempered heating and cooling system. The new tennis facility dovetails perfectly with the surrounding campus and also provides spectator seating and a press box for the adjacent track and turf field. 

Featured in the 2018 Athletic Business Showcase


  • Team
  • Team 9
    Team 9David Johnson, AIA, NCARB, EDAC
  • Team 5
    Team 5Linda Mark, RA, CDT, CCCA
  • Team 10
    Team 10Michael Speck, AIA

Improving the Human Experience

Fine Dining

Preparing and delivering fresh, delicious meals in an appealing way was the focus for the project to renovate and expand the Ensworth dining hall.

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  • project quotes and notes
  • Sizing the parking garage to fit with the design of the courts resulted in oversized parking spaces - an added benefit for student drivers who might need a little extra wiggle room!