Gresham lands Ohio contract

Four-year-old hospital adding inpatient rooms
Jan 11, 2011 7:46 AM

ESa boss named to 'most influential' list

Trade publication Healthcare Design has included Dick Miller, president of Earl Swensson Associates, on its ranking of the 25 most influential people in the industry. Here's the full list.
Jan 3, 2011 7:13 AM

A century of problem solvers

Hart Freeland Roberts' president on his firm's evolution, the collaborative spirit and why technology may be hurting his trade [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Jan 2, 2011 10:02 PM

Three locals in running for state architect

Josh Flory has touched base with the State Building Commission, which recently wrapped up its interviews with the seven candidates for state architect. Among them are three professionals from Nashville: the current interim state architect, the head of VUMC's building program and the former co-leader of a prominent local firm.
Dec 22, 2010 11:10 AM

A master plan for new Warner Parks land

Local landscape architecs Hodgson & Douglas have been named to lead the team that will develop a plan to integrate the 448 acres of land north of Warner Parks recently acquired by Metro Parks. A key element of their plan will be a pedestrian connection under Highway 100 and the CSX tracks.
Nov 10, 2010 9:20 AM

Gresham in Tampa airport ethics pickle

Locally based architecture and engineering firm Gresham Smith & Partners was the low bidder on a recently commissioned project to redesign the main terminal of Tampa International Airport, but the firm may not win the business. The husband of one of its principals, Jacqueline Russo, is a senior planning official with the airport and five of his direct reports made up most of the committee that reviewed the bids. The disclosure of that situation led airport board members to put all contract awards on ice for two months.
Nov 9, 2010 8:20 AM

Will Omni clash with KVB design rules?

William Williams has an update on the design of the planned Omni hotel across from the Music City Center. A preliminary sketch of the facility's ground floor shows a big motor court at the hotel's front door, which would seem to contravene the design standards laid out for Korean Veterans Boulevard.
Cain said the size of the Omni Hotel — 800 rooms, about 260 feet tall and fronting KVB and Fourth and Fifth avenues — would present design challenges. “There will be a parking structure somewhere [within the building], so all these things have to fit together,” he said. “Obviously, cars have to be able to get to the hotel.”
Check out the preliminary sketch here.
Nov 8, 2010 7:58 AM

Gateways to Germantown

The designs of husband-and-wife team of Matt and Melissa Alexander have been chosen as streetscape elements for the entrances to Germantown, whose historic preservation group had sponsored a competition.
Jul 22, 2010 1:07 PM

Hart Freeland Roberts promotes health care exec

New senior VP merged his firm into HFR four years ago
Mar 16, 2010 11:20 PM

LRK files for bankruptcy

Renowned Memphis-based architecture firm Looney Ricks Kiss filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday. From The Memphis Daily News:
“At this point it seems like just about everyone has been touched in some way, mostly in a reduction or negative way,” Ricks told The Daily News. “This one’s been deep enough and long enough, and because it affects the funding sources in such a significant way, it’s made it extremely difficult.”
Earlier this month, the Nashville branch of LRK spun off, forming Smith Gee Studios.
Feb 25, 2010 7:30 AM