Brenda Geoghagan


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.