Gallagher & Associates is an international museum design firm with projects that include unique visitor experiences for The National Archives and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the New York State Museum, the Grammy Museum and Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

 is an internationally renowned integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm, known for its forward-thinking design solutions. HGA's founders were schooled in the Bauhaus tradition which stressed a collaborative and inter-disciplinary approach to Modernism. Projects include the Yale Medical Center, the California African-American Museum, the Harley Davidson Museum and LinkedIn Corporate Headquarters in California.

EOA Architects
 is an award-winning, design-oriented architecture, planning and interior design firm located in Nashville, Tennessee. Past projects include the Pinnacle Tower, Vanderbilt University Law School and the new Kissam Center, and BMW North America.

Compass Partners, LLC
 is a full-service facility development and planning consultancy in Nashville, Tennesssee, with a diverse national client portfolio. Projects of note include the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville’s Music City Center.

 is the largest international construction services company in North America. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation and embracing emerging technologies. Past clients include the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, Boeing World Headquarters in Chicago and Stanford’s Bing Concert Hall.

Lord Cultural Resources
 is a global professional practice dedicated to creating cultural capital worldwide. Lord offers a comprehensive range of integrated services including master and business planning, feasibility studies, cultural and heritage tourism planning, architect selection, interpretive planning, exhibition design, project management, training and recruitment. Their client list includes over 1,000 museum projects worldwide.

The Tennessee Department of General Services is responsible for providing goods and services to the State government of Tennessee. The Department’s services include centralized procurement for State departments, management of the State’s real estate assets, printing, media, and photographic services, warehousing and distribution, shuttle services and assistance to small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, and veterans.