Greg Tidwell


Greg is a Principal at Smith Gee Studio with well over two decades of experience in the practice of architecture and planning. His career has focused on urban redevelopment, community planning, downtown and neighborhood revitalization projects, traditional neighborhood design guidelines, town architect services, and traditional neighborhood architecture. His contributions to a multitude of complex projects have transformed neighborhoods, communities, and cities throughout the Southeast and beyond.

Greg excels at approaching each project from the client’s point of view and focuses on clearly and comprehensively understanding their expectations so that his design solutions can exceed them. Through his experience with both public and private sector planning and development, Greg brings a solid understanding of creating sustainable and prosperous places in each community he touches. Some of his most notable and significant urban design and implementation developments include Lenox Village and Burkitt Commons in Nashville, Durham Farms in Hendersonville, and Stephens Valley in Williamson and Davidson Counties. He also serves as town architect for several master planned communities in TN and AL.

Greg is an active member of the Nashville Chapter of ULI, the American Planning Association, and the Congress For The New Urbanism (CNU). He also serves on the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville Advisory Council.

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School(s) and Degree(s):

University of Tennessee, Bachelor of Architecture

To me “connecting the dots” means….

…establishing an experienced collection of resources in a wide variety of categories, (the ‘dots’), then artfully drawing relationships between those resources (the ‘lines’) to exceed the Client’s expectations.

When not at work you will find me…

Cheering for the Nashville Predators

I bet you didn’t know______ about me

I was an Eagle Scout

My favorite place in Nashville is…

Ryman Auditorium

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

I wanted to help create special places that people will enjoy and remember.