Greg Tidwell


Greg is a Principal at Smith Gee Studio with over 20 years of experience in the practice of architecture and planning. His contributions to a multitude of complex projects have transformed neighborhoods, communities and cities throughout the Southeast and beyond.

Greg has been involved in major private development projects, including The Gulch, a LEED ND Silver, mixed-use, urban brownfield redevelopment project in downtown Nashville; Lenox Village, the first Traditional Neighborhood Development in Nashville; Lendon, a 100 acre mixed-use planned community in Huntsville, Ala. and South Village, Vermont’s first model for Smart Growth. He has also played key roles in public-sector master planning and design guideline projects; namely, the East Nashville and Hillsboro Village Design Guidelines, the Pensacola Downtown and Waterfront Master Plan and the South of Broadway Strategic Plan for downtown Nashville.

Greg has overseen varying types of architectural design projects including multi-family, townhomes, mixed-use, single-family, cottages, retail, financial and religious institutions.  Recently he has been working on a number of transformative infill projects including the adaptive reuse of multiple warehouse and commercial structures, cottage and townhome developments and a podium-style mixed-use building along one of Nashville’s major commercial corridors.

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. Greg is an active Member of the Nashville Chapter of ULI and the American Planning Association and an avid Nashville Predators fan.

Greg earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

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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.