Brenda brings over 35 years of experience to Smith Gee Studio in hotel design & hospitality design management. She specializes in branding, concept, and narrative design through all project phases from pre-design to opening. Her diverse experience with independent, small-scale, boutique lifestyle hotels to large-scale, full-service, luxury, resort, convention center & entertainment facilities includes new construction, renovation, historic restoration, adaptive reuse and mixed-use projects. This depth of knowledge gives her an unequaled perspective leading the hospitality design studio.
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Licenses + Certifications:
Professional License. Interior Design. State of Tennessee. Active 2020
NCIDQ: National Council for Interior Design Qualification. 1983
School(s) and Degree(s):
Memphis State University, BFA Interior Design
Louisiana State University, toward BIA, Bachelor Interior Architecture
To me “connecting the dots” means….
Discovering the soul of a project and connecting it to the guest and neighborhood
When not at work you will find me…
Discovering new towns, neighborhoods, restaurants & bars
I bet you didn’t know______ about me
Born and raised in New Orleans
My favorite place in Nashville is…
Cheekwood Botanical & Sculpture Gardens
The reason I wanted to become a Designer was…
to shape the interior environment and create escapism for hotel guests.