The American General Life and Accident Insurance Company was originally located in a classic mid-20th century modern high rise in downtown Nashville, but these facilities became inefficient in the age of electronic data storage and transmission.

In the first phase, two of the three buildings were built. Each 175,000 sf five story building can stand alone with its own entry and core with elevators, toilet rooms, and support systems, allowing for future flexibility in downsizing and leasing or selling to other interests. The two buildings are connected on each floor with a link containing conference rooms. A glass enclosed stairway at each end of the link encourages employees to walk between floors. In addition to offices, the buildings contain a cafeteria, training center, data center and fitness center.

The interior design pays homage to the original headquarters with classic pieces of mid-20th century furniture and with the use of terrazzo floors and wood paneled walls. The corporate art collection was transferred and installed in public areas, including sculptures by Chryssa and Dwayne Valentine.

Completed: 1997
Architect and Interior Designer: Lohan Associates

American General Center, Brentwood, Tennessee