We are so thankful we were able to donate to tons of charities and organizations throughout 2017. It would not be possible without our wonderful clients and team. 

This year, we want to tell you more about Safe Haven, one of the charities that has a special place in our hearts.

Safe Haven has 30 years of experience in the changing field of family homelessness with proactive programs, evidence based practices and trauma informed care. They increasingly play a leadership role in education and advocacy to address this community-wide issue.

Their mission is to lead our community’s efforts to house, support, empower and advocate for families experiencing homelessness.

Please learn more about Safe Haven here. 

New Team Member Announcements

We extend a warm welcome to our newest team members!

Ramya Jangamakote

Ramya has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from India. She is also a recent graduate from Lawrence Technological University, Michigan where she received her Masters of Architecture with honors. In her graduate studies she focused on sustainability and humanism, and the change she can bring to the community as an Architect.  She was also a recipient of the prestigious Fine Grain Award for her design studio project.

Her former experience as an Interior Designer in her native country of India, along with her recent accomplishments offer her a varied account of experiences and understanding of methodologies and techniques - all of which has fueled her passion for green and sustainable architecture. She is actively pursuing LEED accreditation, as well as professional licensure in the State of Tennessee.

James Graff

Jim Graff has over 20 years of architectural design experience in education, government, healthcare, mixed-use, office, and retail building project types. His project management experience coupled with his extensive knowledge of construction systems and methods, and proven track record of maintaining budgets and project schedule has helped him to provide a high level of quality and customer satisfaction.

He recently moved to Nashville from Atlanta where he owned his own company focused on providing client development needs including strategic planning, project management, owner representation, risk management, contractor selection, and construction management. 

Tis the Season for Giving!

Our Mission to Give Back

Giving back to our communities has always been important to us. We are grateful for our successes and we are committed to sharing them with worthwhile causes. Each year we will aim to invest a minimum of 1% of the previous year’s profit toward a broad range of charitable activities. This commitment will be fulfilled through both cash contributions and employee involvement. We believe that every dollar and volunteer hour matters, and we are dedicated to supporting organizations like the ones listed below who continue to make a difference in our communities.

  • Save the Children*
  • Love Helps, Inc.
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • JDRF Diabetes Foundation
  • American Heart Association
  • Al Menah Shriners
  • National MS Society
  • Camp Horizon
  • Children’s Wish Foundation International
  • The Papillion Center for FASD

We would like to thank our clients for choosing us and wish for you to know you are helping to support our mission to give back to our communities.

Save the Children

*At Christmas each year we will make a special donation in the name of our clients.  This year we’re supporting the efforts of Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crises and for their future. In the United States and around the world, they give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. By transforming their lives now, it changes the course of their future and ours.

Through this organization who works in 120 countries around the world, we are able to provide assistance with literacy programs, vocational training, education and sports equipment/activities, health relief, clean water & agricultural projects, the donation of farm animals, and much more. 

These “Gifts of Joy” are truly meaningful and can transform the future for so many families.  Thank you for your help in brightening the future for these children!

Welcome Our New Team Members

We are proud to announce the newest members of our team, Whitney Hackett (L) and Lydia Nicole Hermo (R).   

Whitney Hackett

Whitney, originally from Nashville, TN, is a recent Cum Laude graduate of the University of Tennessee where she earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree.  She also holds a Business Administration minor and was a Tau Sigma Delta Bronze Medal Semi Finalist.  While at UT, she volunteered her time and efforts with numerous councils and committees, and she served as the American Institute of Architecture Students President from 2013-2014. Prior to moving back to Nashville, Whitney worked in Atlanta, GA where she gained experience in the design of residential and retail developments. 

Whitney is excited about becoming more engaged in Nashville’s organizations and wants her architectural experience to be a positive influence for the growth of the community. 


Lydia Nicole Hermo

Nicole is also a Nashville native returning here from Philadelphia where she was a founding partner of Primer Design Group and an Associate with STPCx Commissioning.  She obtained a Masters of Architecture degree with advanced standing at the University of Pennsylvania and has a Bachelor of Science in Design with honors from Arizona State University.  Her passion for designing environmentally responsible, functional, fiscally viable, and beautiful architecture has helped her to establish an attractive and varied portfolio dedicated to sustainable building design and energy management.   

Nicole will continue to invest her time in best sustainable design practices and explore how we can improve on this in our practice.