Fleming Smith III


Fleming is a Principal at Smith Gee Studio with over 30 years of experience across a broad range of project types including large mixed-use redevelopments, multi-family, ground-up corporate headquarters, adaptive reuse, retail, and custom homes.

Prior to forming SGS, Fleming spent eight years at Looney Ricks Kiss Architects’ Nashville office as design lead and principal-in-charge for multi-family and mixed-use buildings throughout the South and Northeast. Fleming was also founding principal of Ferguson Smith Architects and the Design Collaborative, an architectural and interior design firm whose project emphasis was residential, commercial, and medical facilities.

Fleming’s multi-family experience spans a full range of products from high-density garage wrap and podium projects to townhomes and walkup flats; from luxury condominiums and apartments to affordable and workforce housing.  Recently he led the design effort for Twickenham Square, Huntsville’s first large-scale urban redevelopment project, as well as a high-density mixed-use project in one of Louisville’s historic up-and-coming neighborhoods.  A few of Fleming’s notable commercial, cultural and civic projects include Bridgestone’s Corporate Headquarters, museum renovation efforts for Nashville’s Parthenon and the Nashville Airport.

Among the many large-scale projects, Fleming continues to carry out his passion for single-family design and has crafted plans for hundreds of custom homes and renovations.  From the restoration of an 1837 antebellum home with Historic Registry status to a modern, eastern-influenced residence, Fleming works closely with his clients to ensure their personal needs, priorities and family style shine through any project.

An avid motorcycle enthusiast, Fleming often trades his truck for his Harley. He serves as a Board member and Housing Committee Chair for Cumberland Region Tomorrow.

Fleming is a Licensed Architect and a graduate of Auburn University where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture with a Minor in Building Science along with a Bachelor of Science. He has also served on the Auburn University College of Architecture Advisory Council.

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Licenses + Certifications:

AIA, NCARB, Licensed Architect – TN, AL, KY, LA, NC, SC, PA

School(s) and Degree(s):

Auburn University, Bachelor of Architecture with Minor in Building Science

To me “connecting the dots” means….

…aligning people and projects. It means seeing a need or opportunity and finding the right people with the right convictions and capabilities in order to leverage our collective abilities and expertise to positively impact our community.

When not at work you will find me…

Riding my Harley