• 615.661.7979
  • 217 Ward Circle, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027
  • ClientFisk University, Nashville, TN
  • Structural EngineerTRC Worldwide Engineering
  • ContractorOrcutt Winslow
  • Project Size10,000 GSF
  • Construction Cost$15 Million

Fisk University Roland Parrish Career Planning and Development Center

The Roland Parrish building, named after the generous donor whose contribution propelled the Career Planning and Development Center forward, stands as a symbol of preparation for the next generation of business executives and community leaders. This two-story structure is located on the historic Fisk University campus and houses various essential facilities, including classrooms, conference rooms, innovation spaces, and a career services center.

With a focus on customized career information, resources, and practical professional development services, the Center aims to equip students with the skills necessary to enhance their marketability and competitiveness in the job market. Described as a “launch pad” by Nashville Mayor John Cooper, the Roland Parrish building is set to provide Fisk University students with better career opportunities, signaling a proposed new era of investment for the city’s oldest university.

At 10,000 SF, the building serves as a centralized multipurpose facility, accommodating administrative offices, a career center, and inviting lounge and hospitality spaces. Despite its modest footprint, this building is poised to make a substantial impact on the campus and its students.

Together, the Roland Parrish building represents an exciting chapter for Fisk University, bridging the past and the future while providing students with a supportive environment and expanding opportunities for their educational and career journeys.