Designer Spotlight: Shohreh Moshiri

An interview of Shohreh Moshiri on her observations of her hometown, Tehran, Iran.

Agrarian Urbanism

Our firm had a recent Design Round Table where there was a showing of a TedTalk by Jeff Speck in regards to the “Walkable City”, followed by discussion and exploration of Nashville’s walkability and great experiences of walking in town. I explored something similar with my professor, TK Davis and his Urbanism seminar, in which … Continued

Rachel x 2

We all know our Rachels are some of the nicest folks in the office but do they have any further similarities? Our Name Twins series continues with Rachel T. and Rachel E.! Have you been called a name “twin” often? Rachel T: yes Rachel E: yes Do you have any nicknames as a result of … Continued

SGS Roundup

How is it already almost June? We have had such an exciting and positive year so far and hope more joy is to come. Below is a quick summary and highlight of just a few fun things that have been happening around the studio. Owl Hill Tour Smith Gee Studio had the privilege of touring … Continued

thAn or thOn

As Smith Gee Studio continues to grow, it’s only inevitable that some of our team members will end up sharing the same name. By our count, we have seven sets of name “twins” or “triplets” amongst us, and we wanted to highlight them in a series of blog posts to see if our name siblings … Continued

Transgressive Urbanism

At the time of my fifth year, I had not done much theoretical design work. Simultaneously, my interest in all types of crime had reached an all-time high thanks to the sensationalism of podcast journalism and Netflix documentaries. This meant that thesis was the time for me to explore the relationships of criminal and unusual … Continued

Designer Spotlight: Albert Hadley

 “Flair is a primitive kind of style. It is innate and cannot be taught. It can be polished and refined. When a person has flair, a grounding in the principle of design, and self-discipline, that person has the potential of being an outstanding designer.” – Albert Hadley Design school has taught us all to worship … Continued

Nashville Design Week: Recap

Nashville Design Week is only in its third year of life and the organization has really opened up some great conversations. This year, the team was presented with a remarkable challenge as they had to figure out how to host an event amidst a pandemic and via digital meetings. The discussion this year was topical, … 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

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