Collaboration, Community and Exceptional Design. These are the first ingredients in our secret sauce that makes Smith Gee Studio a little different from other firms. You’ll find them in everything we do — from our projects, to our office culture, to our passion for making better places to live, work and play.
Our experience includes:
- Master planning
- Downtown and neighborhood redevelopment
- Mixed-use town centers
- Small town revitalization
- Residential — Multi- and single-family
- Corporate interiors
- Adaptive reuse
- Sustainable Design – LEED for Homes, Neighborhood Development and New Construction projects
For every project, our clients’ goals are our goals. We listen carefully to fully understand their needs for design and delivery. Our experienced design staff is skilled in project management, helping to complete projects on time and within budget with outstanding customer service. And our multidisciplinary experience — including architecture, urban planning and interior design — allows us to take all aspects of the built environment into account to create places where people want to be.
As a part of our mission, we give back to our community by serving in board and commission positions, volunteering our time and providing design services to not-for-profit organizations.
DESIGN ROUND TABLE (DRT)
A good example of our approach to architecture happens every Thursday when we host an in-house, brown-bag lunch, professional development series called Design Round Table or DRT. We set aside this time for our team to present current projects for feedback, hold design charrettes, and participate in design “crits” – yeah like we did in school! We also take opportunities to get out of the office to visit current projects under construction, tour fabricators and showrooms, and explore downtown Nashville and some of the institutions that make our city great.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION (DEI)
Smith Gee Studio is committed to positively impacting the world through our design excellence, unique culture, and collaborative spirit. With this guiding precept, in 2021 we created the DEI Committee to actively discuss and address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion both internally (in our office culture and policies) and externally (in our community and profession).
SGS DEI Committee Mission Statement – In always striving to be our best selves in who we are and what we do, it is fundamental for our work and our employees to understand and reflect the diverse community and culture of the world we live in. This understanding will make us better at what we do, more competitive in the fields of architecture, interior design, and urban planning and more attractive to the talent we seek to recruit.
OUR NEW OFFICE
We have moved into our new office space! 602 Taylor is a new mixed-use office/retail building in Historic Germantown Nashville, an urban neighborhood we know well. Our new office is a part of the Werthan Packaging redevelopment for which we have been leading the design effort since 2011. Reflecting much of the industrial context, brick, metal, and glass create an architecture rooted in time while complementing the residential neighborhood with punched openings on the street. A short walk to neighborhood restaurants and watering holes, we are excited to be located in Germantown and continue to contribute to a thriving community that we helped preserve and rejuvenate.
602 Taylor Street