Dallas Caudle


Dallas is a Principal at Smith Gee Studio with over 18 years of experience in the architecture and design industry. He has managed residential, mixed-use, institutional, hospitality and commercial projects throughout the United States.  He has overseen major projects including the rehabilitation of the Hyatt Palm Springs, the development of hundreds of homes in several neighborhoods for the Fort Drum Family Housing project and the recently completed first phases of the Werthan Bag mixed-use redevelopment in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood called the Flats at Taylor Place and 5th & Taylor restaurant.

Recently Dallas has been overseeing multiple office and retail tenant projects and several sizable mixed-use and multi-family developments in and around Nashville.  At Berry Farms, a Traditional Neighborhood Development in Franklin, Tennessee, Dallas has led the design of 20 new buildings including retail, live-work, townhomes, condominiums and a pre-school.

Dallas has earned a reputation as a relentless problem solver for clients with his creative, flexible and innovative approach to project management. In addition to the projects and clients he manages, Dallas oversees the financial management of the firm, keeping the firm rooted in a sound foundation, allowing Smith Gee Studio to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving design industry.

Dallas is an active member of the Nashville community, served on the Community Outreach Committee for the American Institute of Architects; was both Board Treasurer and President of Rebuilding Together Nashville; and is an active den leader for his boys’ Cub Scout Pack.  He received his Bachelor of Architecture from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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Licenses + Certifications:

AIA, NCARB, Licensed Architect – TN, MS, GA

School(s) and Degree(s):

University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Architecture

To me “connecting the dots” means….

…understanding up front the true goals and mission of any project and taking the time to connect the right people at the right time to achieve success.

I bet you didn’t know______ about me

I was born with my two front teeth

The reason I wanted to become an Architect/Designer was…

I always wanted to be an architect from the time I was seven years old, and I thought architects designed Legos.