Tennessee Theatre: Opened in late 1928, the luxurious Moorish Revival theater was designed by Chicago architects Graven & Mayger. It was one of the first air-conditioned buildings in the city and the only air-conditioned theater.
Norris Dam: Construction of the first dam in the TVA system began in 1933, just a few months after the creation of TVA, and was completed in 1936. It has two generating units with a net dependable capacity of 110 megawatts.
Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Visitors can explore historic architectural styles; spot white-tailed deer, turkeys and black bears; enjoy gorgeous mountain scenery; or take a leisurely bicycle ride around the 11-mile loop road.
Ayres Hall: The original building was designed by Miller, Fullenwider, and Dowling Architects, of Chicago. In June of 1921, the 80,000-square-foot Ayres Hall was officially dedicated and named for Brown Ayres, the former president.
Art + Architecture Building: The University of Tennessee’s Art + Architecture Building was built in 1981 and is home to the College of Architecture and Design and the College of Arts and Sciences School of Art.
Ryman Auditorium: Thomas Ryman’s dream of a religious center for the people of Nashville was realized in 1892 with the opening of the Union Gospel Tabernacle, now known as Ryman Auditorium.
Life and Casualty (L&C) Tower: When it opened in 1957 the L&C Tower was Nashville’s first skyscraper and the tallest commercial building in the southeast. At 31 stories, it is an elegant mixture of Art Deco and International Style.
Levitt Shell (ANF Architects): The Orchestra Shell opened Sept. 13, 1936, as the result of the Works Progress Administration and the City of Memphis partnership.
The Jim Boyd BRIDGES Center: Architect Coleman Coker designed the entire BRIDGES Center, the first green commercial building in Memphis, as a learning tool tailored to the thousands of local youths who come through the nonprofits programs each year.
Hattiloo Theatre: Hattiloo Theatre, the first black repertory theater in Memphis, relocated to its new building in 2014.
All Saints Chapel , Sewanee, University of the South: Architectural plans were drawn up by noted architect Ralph Adams Cram of New York and construction began in 1905 but was halted in 1907 due to the failure of the Bank of Winchester.
Hunter Museum of American Art: With three buildings representing 100 years of architecture, the Hunter Museum of American Art is a prominent feature of the Chattanooga skyline.
Memphis Slim Collaboratory: The historic home of famed blues musician Memphis Slim has been reconstructed into a music collaborator, designed by brg3s architects, where local artists can work together.
Directly across the street from the Bridgestone Arena is the Music City Center. The design of the 2.1-million-square-foot convention center is inspired by the sensuous curves and materials of musical instruments and the rolling hills of Tennessee.
Bridgestone Arena and Music City Center: The Bridgestone Arena, designed by Hart Freeland Roberts and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum and the Music City Center are at the heart of the entertainment district in Nashville.
Cheekwood: The 36-room mansion was built in 1929–32 as a country estate for the Leslie Cheek family. Bryant Fleming, designer of both the house and gardens, was known for his work on the estates of the wealthy across the country.
Beale Street Landing: Beale Street Landing, designed by RTN Architects, is a state-of-the-art docking facility and civic center that welcomes the public to one of Memphis’s most wonderful natural resources: the Mississippi River.
The Hermitage: After winning the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson built a new plain brick Federal-style home, begun in 1819 and completed in 1821.
AT&T Building: The design and function of the 630.5-foot-high, 31-story, glass and red granite-based AT&T Office Tower distinguishes Nashville as a center for high-tech communications.
Union Station: Walking through the doors of Nashville’s historic Union Station Hotel is like taking a step back to a time when travel was not a necessity, but a luxury. Originally built in 1900 by architect Richard Montfort.
The Parthenon: The original Nashville Parthenon stood in Centennial Park as part of the state’s Centennial Exposition in 1895-97. The building was so popular that the fair’s organizers decided to leave it after the exposition closed.
Choo Choo Hotel: Built in 1909 as a fully operational train station, aptly named Terminal Station, the Choo Choo was made famous by the Glenn Miller song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”
Frist Center for the Visual Arts: The 1934 building, designed by Marr and Holman, served as the main United States Post Office for downtown Nashville until 1987.
Tennessee State Capitol: Built on the highest point in downtown Nashville, this graceful building is a dominant figure on the skyline. Designed in the Greek Revival style by architect William Strickland, it is his last and perhaps finest building.
Memphis College of Art: In 1958, the Memphis Academy of Arts (now Memphis College of Art) moved into its current home, the award-winning building created by Roy Harrover (Mann & Harrover) located within the 342-acre Overton Park.
Tennessee Aquarium: “Architectural Record” praised the nation’s first fresh-water aquarium as a “cathedral of conservation.” Cambridge Seven Associates was responsible for the design of this major public aquarium at the edge of the Tennessee River.