Metro Nashville Police Headquarters and Family Safety Center

TMP, in association with Hastings Architecture Associates, designed the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Headquarters (MNPD Headquarters) and Family Justice Center (FJC). Messer Construction was the Design-Build Contractor. This unique project consists of two buildings. The new 120,350 SF MNPD Headquarters houses the offices for the Chief of Police, 5 Deputy Chiefs, and their departments and staff. The facility also contains a parking garage, and a vehicle information technology installation garage. The new 67,000 SF Family Justice Center houses the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County’s Office of Family Safety, the Nashville Children’s Alliance, MNPD Domestic Violence counselors, TN Department of Children’s Services, District Attorneys, and other non-profit agencies.

Key aspects of the design include:

  • FJC central “play prism” wrapped by a monumental staircase
  • Internal courtyard for use by FJC staff and clients
  • Shared cafeteria connector between the buildings


Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County


Nashville. TN

Square Feet




Design Services

Program Validation

Space Planning

Interior Architecture

Interior Design

Key Project Staff
Jeff Earwood

Government/Civic Practice Leader

Lori Smith

Senior Project Architect

Rachel Gresham

Project Architect

Tim Yoko

Senior Project Manager