Gensler Selected as Lead Architect for Tennessee’s Largest Master-Planned Community

March 3, 2009

Philadelphia, PA (February 25, 2009) – Mantria Communities LP announces the engagement of Gensler – an award-winning global design, planning, and strategic consulting firm – to act as lead architect for Mantria Place, Tennessee’s largest master-planned community. Gensler will define the architectural design platform for the residential and public buildings, and create an identity for the 10 neighborhoods and 24 public buildings, including a village center, boutique hotel, and golf course clubhouse.

“As one of the most renowned architecture firms in the country, we are thrilled to have Gensler specifically tasked with developing the architectural vision for Mantria Place,” states Troy Wragg, founder, chairman, and CEO of Mantria Corp. 

Gensler’s team is led by Jordan Goldstein, AIA, LEED AP, managing director at the firm’s DC office. David Epstein, AIA, LEED AP, will act as design leader, and Susan Cunningham, LEED AP, will serve as director of sustainability. Kevin Wolcott, AIA, LEED AP, will serve as project manager, and will oversee day-to-day design initiatives.

“Gensler is working closely with Mantria to define the scope and vision for this revolutionary community concept. We are collaborating with Land Design and Audubon to realize this unique concept,” states Jordan Goldstein, AIA, LEED AP.

Mantria Communities LP is a division of Mantria Corp. – a diversified, $79 million company focusing on green community development, socially responsible investing, distressed real estate fund management, mortgage banking, renewable energy, music and entertainment, and philanthropy. At the foundation is Mantria Green – a set of pioneering principles for developing premium land and real estate with carbon emission offsetting and environmentally conscious design. Mantria Place is located on 5,500 acres in Middle Tennessee (Sequatchie County) and plans for the nation’s first carbon diversion power system. 

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