Transit

As a suburban kid raised in Mississippi, transit was never a priority to me or even on my radar.  I lived in a society that was solely car dependent.  It wasn’t until after college (2003) that I first experienced the value transit provides.  My first job from college was as an urban planner in Princeton, … Continued

Sticks

This week at Smith Gee’s DRT (Design Round Table, where one of our own teaches and shares with the firm weekly),  Andy Berry made….I mean invited…us all to draw with sticks! Here’s a few words from Andy: “When I was in school, we used to draw a lot with sticks and ink.  We’d use watercolor … Continued

Pets of SGS

Meet our best friends! For future reference: floofy (floofiness) – Blend of fluffy +‎ poofy Adjective floofy (comparative more floofy, superlative most floofy) (informal) Feathery; puffy, light, airy or windswept. (colloquial) Elaborate, frilly, fussy or overwrought in a silly or purely decorative way. (colloquial) Fluttery; emotional, worked up, especially over inconsequentials.     Name: Zoe – The Official Smith Gee Studio Office Dog ™ Owner: Sonya Smith and Fleming Smith Top three traits: (1) smart and sensitive (2) outgoing- never met a stranger (3) longest … Continued

Holidays wih

(Disclaimer: Jonathan’s views on holidays do not reflect Smith Gee Studio’s views on holidays.). Judging by the increased traffic on the streets and eager looks in children’s eyes, the holiday season has arrived.  Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against this time of year and the accompanying festivities, it just seems like too much … Continued

Thanksgiving

With the Holidays approaching, you’ll find Holiday cards filling up your mail boxes and your spam folders. From your co-workers to your loved ones to the Grahams, who just keep adding “a blessing” to their family every year, Holiday cards are a ritual of the season; complete with forced smiling faces, uncomfortably looking children, and … Continued

Thanksgiving

Americans gather each year on the fourth Thursday in November with family and friends to give thanks for all of our many blessings. Thanksgiving originated as a harvest festival and has transformed in modern times into a day of football, family, and feasting. Smith Gee Studio gathered on the third Thursday in November to celebrate … Continued

Rural Studio

Hello all! My journey into the wonderful profession of Architecture and Design began at Auburn University. You might be thinking, oh man I wonder if she got to go to the rockstar program known as Rural Studio? Well folks, I had the absolute privilege to not only complete my architectural thesis study at Rural Studio, … Continued

Halloween

“HEAR YE, HEAR YE! Calling all ghosts and ghouls!!”  Each year Smith Gee Studio answers the call to participate in our building’s Halloween decorations competition. Our office mayyy have a little too much fun with this competition.  And while we’ve won the competition in our category the past TWO years.. we like to push the … Continued

Top Golf

Everyone knows Nashville is the “It City” right now, also said to be “Hot” or “On Fire”, but not literal fire like the great East Nashville fire of 1916. Bet you didn’t expect me to hit you with some local history so early into this blog post did you? Nope. Well since Nashville has become … Continued

Black Spectacles

It has become apparent to me that most architectural students and later emerging professionals are average or below average at taking standardized tests. I might be wrong, it just seems like there are only a few brilliant or lucky ones that we all envy. But show of hands…. how many of you are one of … Continued

Trinity

We’re excited to showcase our collaboration with Ragan Smith to envision the new West Trinity Masterplan along a portion of North Nashville. This vision would transform the West Trinity Lane corridor to allow for commercial and residential buildings, riverfront development and several vehicular and pedestrian bridges to span the Cumberland River. Please follow the link … Continued

Harpeth

Plants are awesome, and having plants in the office has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety, increase productivity, reduce sickness, increase creativity, provide cleaner breathing air, and just create an overall more pleasant environment. Many of us, however, do not have green thumbs. This guide is for those people. We will go over five … Continued

Harpeth

We’re very excited to announce that after four years, Harpeth Square, the multimillion dollar project in downtown Franklin, will break ground next week! Harpeth Associates teamed up with Smith Gee Studio to implement the 150 Unit Mixed-Use building as well as The Harpeth, a 119 luxury guest room 4 1/2 star boutique hotel. A 5-story … Continued

Recycle

Well it’s over. Park(ing) Day has come and gone. And it. Was. A. Smashing. Success. We were aiming to top last year’s awesome CraneCity (if you don’t know what that is, you’re dearly missing out, and should go see our Instagram post @smithgeestudio) And I believe we did that, with a little help from some … Continued

Masks

Death Masks and Body Bags|Walking with Ghosts Yesenia Vega – Masters Project University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design   My masters project consists of two parallel explorations, “Death Masks & Body Bags:An Analysis On Death Theory and Mortuary Rituals” and “Walking with Ghosts: A Funerary Path In A Mexican Landscape.” The … Continued

Parking

Park Day 2017 is almost here! What is parking day you may ask? “PARK(ing) Day is an internationally recognized event where parking spots in various cities and towns are transformed into pocket parks and parklets.” -NCDC And Smith Gee will participating on September 15th, 2017 in the same spots as last year, right in front … Continued

Welcome

Are you following Smith Gee Studio on Facebook and Instagram? Are you checking the website daily? Are you finding that even after all of that, you catch yourself wide awake in the middle of the night thinking, “I JUST NEED MORE SMITH GEE!”? Well, have we got the solution for you! Introducing the Smith Gee … Continued