NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nashville-based architectural firm InForm Smallwood+Nickle, LLC has become Smallwood Nickle Architects PLLC, taking the name of principals Brian Smallwood and Jim Nickle.
Smallwood and Nickle worked together since 1995 and founded their firm in 2001. They have designed some of Nashville's most recognized residences, restaurants, and retail and office spaces. Among them are the Nashville Children's Theatre, Centerstone at the Dede Wallace Campus, Greenbriar Village and Quest Sports Center.
Their work ranges from entertainment venues on Beale Street in Memphis, to the corporate headquarters offices of Guy Brown Company in Nashville.
One of Smallwood's hallmarks is his own residence, a modern masterpiece that capitalizes on broad views of the hills along Nashville's outer basin.
Smallwood, a native of Newport Beach, California, studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and Virginia Polytechnic and State University. He worked with European architect and educator Olivio Ferrari in Switzerland and credits his international travel with the inspiration for many of his designs.
Smallwood is on the Cheekwood Board of Trustees and is chairman of the Belle Meade Board of Zoning Appeals.
Nickle earned his architecture degree at Mississippi State University and then spent two years working in Chicago. He has worked with architect Samuel Mockbee, recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" and co-founder of the Auburn University Rural Studio program.
Nickle has served on the Nashville Children's Theatre and the Mental Health Foundation boards and helped pilot a Country Music Foundation educational program highlighting the architectural expressions of county music found in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Nickle has played an advisory role with the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County and the Urban Design Studio, participating in the initial research and development of urban infill guidelines and traditional neighborhood developments around Nashville.
When asked what sets their firm apart, Nickle said, "A huge advantage we bring to both our residential and commercial clients is our process and project management. Being disciplined and able to visualize and communicate how the process will unfold is critical for a successful project."
Agreeing with Nickle, Smallwood added, "Every project we undertake involves Jim or me – or both of us – in direct design and oversight, from initial consultation through completion of construction."
More information about the firm and images of its work are at SmallwoodNickle.com.
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