The Ryman Auditorium
Scope: Rehabilitation and Expansion
Location: Nashville, TN
Originally constructed in 1899 for a grand total of $100,000, the Ryman Auditorium has become a country music fixture. HFR Design’s involvement began with the Ryman in the early 1940s, when our firm began work on additions to the facility. HFR assisted with upgrades, restroom facilities, a first-floor level ticket booth, and a renovated entrance. In 1987, the new owner, Gaylord Entertainment hired HFR to make a stabilization study. This was an intensive project that involved surveyors, designers, engineers, historians, conservators and material scientists. Thus began a seven-year project to restore the auditorium. The project was finished in 1994.