TVS to serve as AOR on Titans’ venue project


Tennessee Titans new NFL stadium Image: Tennessee Titans and Manica Architecture

The National Football League (NFL) team Tennessee Titans recently announced that TVS will serve as the Architect of Record (AOR) on the new stadium project team. The Metropolitan Sports Authority approved the selection at its May 18th Board meeting.

‘Tennessee Titans’ stated that as the AOR, TVS will work in tandem with the Design Architect (MANICA) to lead the design team through the completion of the stadium design and through the administration of construction activity.

The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee, US. The Titans compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the American Football Conference South division, and play their home games at the Nissan Stadium.

The 69,143-capacity Nissan Stadium is a multipurpose stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Owned by the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, it is primarily used for football and is the home field of the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League.

The Titans are planning a new, domed stadium to be built next to where the existing stadium stands today.

The TVS is an architecture, planning and interior design firm based in Atlanta, US.

The Architect of Record (AOR) is the architect or architecture firm whose name appears on a building permit issued for a specific project on which that architect or firm performed services.

MANICA is a Kansas City (US), Kansas-based architecture firm. The firm owned by namesake David Manica was formed in 2007, who previously worked at the sports architecture firm HOK Sport.

‘Tennessee Titans’ further stated that TVS is responsible for delivering the construction documents that will be used to construct the stadium and will hold all contracts with certified subconsultants necessary to complete the full stadium design. During the construction administration phase, TVS will provide critical oversight to ensure all materials and construction are being utilized correctly and per specification and design.

Maintained Gil Beverly, Titans Senior Vice-President, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, “We were immediately impressed by TVS’ portfolio and are excited to welcome them to the project team. They bring a significant breadth of experience in large-scale venues and share our dedication to delivering a game-changing, high-character facility to Nashville.”

TVS, headquartered in Atlanta, is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm with immense experience in both sports and other large-scale venues. They have experience working on major projects in the Nashville area, having served as the AOR for Nashville’s Music City Center, and also have NFL venue experience through work on Atlanta’s 71,000-capacity Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Remarked Rob O’ Keefe, TVS Principal, “As a proud Tennessee native, I am beyond excited to be a part of the team that will bring this transformational new stadium to the residents of Tennessee. This project will usher in a new era for Titans fans and residents of the broader region as a premier destination for sports, entertainment and impactful community events year-round.”

As outlined in the new stadium development agreement, the Titans are responsible for leading the procurement process for the selection of the firms that will oversee the design and construction of the stadium. In keeping with the Metro Government’s procurement regulations and practices, the Titans were assisted by an evaluation committee comprising the Titans and the Metro Nashville and Sports Authority representatives.

Diverse business participation and minority contracting is a key priority for the entire project team with commitments to meet and exceed participation goals set by the Business Assistance Office and work with a diversity reporting consultant who will provide monthly reports to the Sports Authority regarding minority contractor and subcontractor participation.

Following the AOR selection, a request for proposals for the role of Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) is currently open on the Titans’ procurement website, Companies interested in responding to the CMAR RFP need to submit their interest by May 26th, and submit their full proposal by July 7th. The procurement website also lists a number of design subconsultant roles currently available on the architectural and engineering team, and a form to record future interest as other roles and services are needed.

Groundbreaking on the new stadium is expected to begin in early-to-mid 2024, following the 2023-2024 NFL seasons. The facility is anticipated to open in 2027.

A request for proposal (RFP) is a document that solicits a proposal, often made through a bidding process, by an agency or company interested in procurement of a commodity, service, or valuable asset, to potential suppliers to submit business proposals.

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