’Doreway on 21st Avenue

Set back from 21st Avenue South with an open circular drive, the new Vanderbilt University School of Nursing building seamlessly extends from historic Godchaux Hall to present a wide, welcoming face to the world. Gone is the parking lot that fronted Godchaux, and the magnolia trees that blocked the view of the school have been judiciously pruned to improve safety and let in light. The landscaped outside area invites students and the Vanderbilt community outdoors to connect and study. With its open and visible front, the School of Nursing gives Vanderbilt a new face on the east side of campus.

Photo: Steve Hall, Hall+Merrick