Mona Hodge


Mona is an Associate at Smith Gee Studio best known for strong communication and leadership skills that have been vital to the success of her projects and our firm. With more than 15 years of construction administration and varied project type experience, she has cultivated keen technical skills and assists with our quality management process while she trains and leads multiple project teams. Mona’s broad range of experience in mixed-use, commercial, multi-family, urban planning, graphic design, and marketing gives her a unique ability to seamlessly take a project from infancy to completion.

Mona has managed several major multi-family and mixed-use projects including Berry Farms Town Center, Nashville Fairgrounds Mixed-Use Development, and the Flats at Taylor Place in Nashville’s historic Germantown. She is also Project Manager of two of the mixed-income, multi-family projects implemented from the Envision Cayce Master Plan at Nashville’s largest public housing site, including the award-winning Kirkpatrick Park. Her strengths in human relations at town hall and residents meetings, along with her project management experience at advisory and board meetings, have been invaluable benefits to these ground-breaking projects.

Additionally, Mona’s experience managing designers, consultants, sub-consultants, and working in accord with General Contractors and Construction Managers has increased her success in implementing Fast-Track design strategies to the client’s benefit during permitting, bidding and negotiations, and helping to facilitate the GMP.

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Licenses + Certifications:

AIA, LEED AP, NOMA, Licensed Architect – TN

School(s) and Degree(s):

Auburn University, Bachelors of Architecture & Interior Architecture

To me “connecting the dots” means….

…providing the experience needed to seamlessly bridge the gap between the linear path of design to construction and the ever-winding road that is project management.

When not at work you will find me…

At home with my Husband, 3 Kiddos, 1 rabbit, 1 bearded dragon and a bouncing royal golden doodle named Basil.

I bet you didn’t know______ about me

I almost became a veterinarian, but settled for hosting a menagerie of pets in my home!

My favorite place in Nashville is…

Wherever you go, There you are! Nashville is my home, the place is what I make of it.

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

I have been a thinker my whole life. My dear mother still has my Kindergarten superlative “Best Thinker in the Class”. I just love problem solving. Architecture found me!