Having designed the unique headquarters for CAO cigars, Collaborative Studio collaborated with the clients to bring their vision of creating Nashville’s first contemporary arts center to reality. The high design of the headquarters adapted easily to accommodate art exhibits. The warehouse redesign included functional areas for performances, additions of lighting trusses and theatrical lighting, and mechanical & electrical system upgrades. Additionally, wood-paneled walls were added to flank the space and create the Grand Salon. The end result is a venue that surprises visitors when they walk through the humble warehouse exterior into OZ.