Archer Datacenters has chosen DLB Associates for the design and development of its first data center outside of Nashville. 

The data center, located at 1398 Gateway Drive in Gallatin, TN, is expected to open in 2020. Phase 1 of construction will feature an approximately 55,000 sq ft data hall that is expected to facilitate up to 5MW of critical IT load, expandable to close to 10MW. The building can be replicated up to three times on the roughly 30-acre site, and Archer has secured a right of first refusal on an additional 30 acres adjacent to the site. The greenfield parcel has an adjacent electrical substation with minimal existing use. 

“We believe in the growth potential of the Nashville market and Gallatin in particular,” said Jordan Milman, CEO of Archer Datacenters. “The scale of this site affords us the ability to realize the upside potential inherent in this market. DLB’s success with projects of varying size made them an excellent fit to help us realize our vision. Moreover, their focus on practical solutions to energy efficient design will be instrumental in meeting our sustainability goals and those of our customers.” 

DLB Associates is a premier professional services provider having designed, commissioned, and managed the construction of more than 4GW of mission critical infrastructure globally. 

"When considering a design partner, we were looking for a firm with extensive experience with various platforms in order to meet our need for flexibility around customer demand,” said David Bartholomai, COO of Archer Datacenters. "DLB met these criteria and displayed an excitement for the project that aligned with our own. We look forward to a collaborative process to provide wholesale colocation in the Nashville area."