Looking at Local

As Nashville and its surrounding areas have begun to cautiously reopen their doors with regulations in place, we felt it was a good time to highlight some small and local businesses that need our support now more than ever. From food to coffee to tanning to clothes, here is a round-up of some local businesses … Continued

PARKing Day 2020

The day started with a frenzied assembly equivalent to that of a traveling circus in efficiency and our only salvation was the chilly morning and low traffic. It took eight adults, a U-Haul, three paint brushes, two paint cans, countless plants, and numerous cupcakes. PARKing Day is an international event that reclaims parking spots amidst … Continued

Quarantine Q&A Pt.II

It has been nearly six months since I’ve seen some of you and our transition to the new office on 6th & Taylor has made seeing everyone all the more special. As you come back to the office, you may notice six new faces! Some of these folks have been here with us the entire … Continued


My mom has bought endless DVDs. My dad has bought hundreds of beers. My neighbors have renovated their house. My cousin got an engagement ring. My grandmother got Netflix – and we’re still surprised that she can get to it on her own. My roommate has bought numerous blogger/influencer-endorsed beauty treatments. My other roommate has … Continued

Keeping Busy

Hey y’all! Happy Memorial Day weekend! With all this time spent at home, we know y’all have been picking up or revitalizing old hobbies to keep yourself occupied after the work day. We thought we’d share some popular hobbies in our own office to show off some office talent. Maybe this will inspire you to … Continued

Quarantine Q&A

Happy Friday! It’s been approximately thirty-six days since Smith Gee Studio started working from home to do our part to self-isolate and flatten the curve! Before we all left to work from home, we had a handful of new hires join the firm that we are excited to introduce to y’all and can’t wait to … Continued

February 2020 Recap

Hello one and all!  We are thrilled to revitalize our blog series!  You can look forward to having two blog posts a month where we’ll tell you how much has been going on over the past month and spotlight SGS employees, events, issues in our community, and much much more!  This issue will summarize what … Continued

NeoCon 2019

For commercial designers Neocon is THE trade show event in the US. Designers from all over the world flock to the Merchandise Mart located in Chicago, IL. The Mart consists of over 4,000,000 square feet of floor space with over 125 showrooms. As you can imagine walking the building in a 2-day period trying to … Continued

She's UnBEElievable!

This year I have started keeping bees. Below are some fun facts that led me to and keep me interested in my hobby. TYPES OF BEES Honey bees are actually not native to the U.S.. Many found in the US are from Europe and Africa. The friendliness of your honey bees depends on the type … Continued

Transit Now Nashville

This month in Nashville we celebrate Transit! The Transit Now Nashville organization has a mission to engage the Nashville community to promote a vibrant transit system. Within the organization each board member has different reasons for serving Transit Now Nashville. However, common goals keep them focused on their mission: + Educate the Community to Increase Ridership … Continued

Show and Tell

Here at Smith Gee Studio, we’re a unique bunch. Aside from our passion for design, we also like to come home and obsess over other things. And because we like getting to know our employees, we decided to throw our first (and definitely not last) office Show & Tell to shed a light on what … Continued

How to Choose a Firm

It’s “career day” season! So we know there is a lot weighing on future graduates’ minds. On the one hand, you need a job. On the other hand, you will be at this job 40 hours a week, 50-ish weeks a year and would prefer for it to be an enjoyable experience. You don’t want … Continued

3D Printing in Architecture

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, uses a three-dimensional digital model to create a three-dimensional physical model of that object. 3D printing is also called additive manufacturing because of its printing process; the 3D printer prints material layer by layer in an additive process, until the model is complete. This is a different process from the … Continued

2018 Year in Review

As we embark on the New Year, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on all the awesome that happened in 2018 at Smith Gee Studio. So here we go, a Year-in-Review!   -We added 6 new family members! Ron Yearwood, Rachel Elbon, Rachel Thornton, Elizabeth Kurtz, Brenda Geoghagan, and Laura Sherborne.   -We … Continued

Architecture of the DeadArchitecture of the Dead

It is common knowledge that architects and designers in general like to curate and hand pick every detail in their life down to the last moment. From the color scheme wardrobe to the font on their wedding invitations. So, what a surprise to read that we even like to dabble in the design of personal … Continued

Take A Stand

As architects, a lot of our career is spent at a desk.  According to Quartz Magazine and the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Architects spend 70-75% of their day sitting at their desks. This is much higher than the national average of 40%. Millennial’s and their annoying focus on health and happiness has caused … Continued

New Hires

Another year means another [Park]ing Day! An international holiday I dare say to celebrate public planning and green space, where people turn metered parking spots into creative and engaging parkletts! SGS has gladly participated for the last six years, and boy do we kill it every year. I mean if you haven’t heard of SGS … Continued

New Hires

We are so pumped to announce our four new hires! As tradition goes, a personal self-portrait on our sweet bench is a must, as well as a couple of questions to start getting to know these excitingly fun new people! Take a look! Elizabeth Kurtz 1. Whats your favorite summer activity? Thinking about doing something … Continued

The Dolemites, The Mastadons, And a Pineapple

New York City. City that never sleeps. City of lights, glitz, glam, and a density that is hard to fathom. The natives move quickly and with a kind of rhythm, which usually includes headphones and tuning out the outside busy world around them. To Architects like us “the City” is fascinating, mostly because of its … Continued

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Father’s Day! To recognize the Fathers in our office, we decided to ask them to highlight their best/worst Father’s Day gifts. Of course, that wouldn’t be complete without a solid Dad Joke to go along with it. And then top it off with a little nugget of wisdom their fathers once told them. Let’s … Continued