Hereford Dooley Celebrates 25th Anniversary

July 15, 2019

Hereford Dooley Architects was officially formed by principals Trip Hereford and Tom Dooley in 2014, but its roots trace back to 1994. Tom opened the Nashville studio in 1994 when he partnered with Lyman+Davidson of Atlanta to form Lyman Davidson Dooley. Trip came on board in 2006, and in 2014 the founding principals rebranded the Nashville studio from a divisive reorganization and became Hereford Dooley.

The firm has experience in public and commercial work, but at the heartbeat of their portfolio is healthcare work. Since 1994, Hereford Dooley has specialized in Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Freestanding Emergency Rooms, Oncology Centers as well as Medical Office Buildings and Acute Care Design. The firm has planned and designed almost 900 healthcare projects to date.

Their mission is to deliver exceptional designs that foster a healthy environment for their team, clients and communities. The firm is proud of their service first attitude, something that is translated into every aspect of their business. The firm leadership lives this by example and is trickled down and encouraged to every team member.

The leadership is quick to humble themselves and thank all the people that have supported and worked with them over the past 25 years. Hereford Dooley looks forward to their next 25 years and the opportunities they will have to continue to give back, share their expertise to invest in a sustained and bright future for all.

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Gingertown 2018

We always love participating in Gingertown Nashville. It brings architects, engineers and contractors from across Nashville to use their talents to benefit local charities.


Congratulations to our new licensed architect, Whitney Taylor!

We are proud of Whitney and know how monumental it is for her to achieve this goal, both professionally as well as personally. Whitney said, “Becoming a licensed architect is a goal I have worked very hard to achieve. It has personally given me confidence to have the skills, knowledge, and ability to carry out the responsibilities in my architectural career. Professionally, I hope my colleagues have gained the same confidence in me through the projects we design together.”

AGAPE - Christmas 2018

Every Christmas, we donate to different charities that hold a special place in our hearts. This year, we gave back to AGAPE, an incredible organization that serves to strengthen children and families.


Photo courtesy of AGAPE.

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HCA Celebrates 50 Years

As they toast to five decades, Hereford Dooley Architects reminisces on our 20+ year relationship with them as a partnering Architect.

In 1994, founding principal Tom Dooley established a working relationship with HCA. Since then, our firm has designed over 1000 medical facilities ranging from a ground-up hospital, acute care renovations, Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Freestanding Emergency Departments.

At the 2018 HCA Partnering Session, the Design & Construction department presented Trip the Valued Partner award for his dedication to HCA. The recipient is someone who has gone above and beyond by placing HCA at the top of their own priority, and Trip is the first to receive an award of this kind. Hereford Dooley Architects is proud Trip’s dedication to his clients was acknowledged by HCA this year.

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Habitat for Humanity - Nashville
Golf Tournament

We were honored to sponsor and support the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville's annual golf tournament. The tournament raises over $200,000 in support of affordable home ownership.


Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity. 

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Trip Hereford featured in
Nashville Business Journal 

Our founding principal, Trip Hereford, was featured in the Nashville Business Journal's article about his first project, what it meant to him and what he learned.




Save the Chicks - 
Easter 2018

Easter might be over, but we still are in the spirit. Save the is a program near and dear to our hearts. We just donated Easter chicks, which support children by providing essentials like access to health care and education



Medical Center of Trinity opens third free-standing ER

Medical Center of Trinity has opened its newest free-standing emergency department, ER 24-7, in Lutz (FL) last week.




HCA West Florida opens two emergency rooms in Lutz and Temple Terrace

"Both ERs are designed to enhance access to a full-service emergency room in these popular and growing communities," said J.C. Sadler, spokesperson for HCA West Florida. 


Safe Haven Family Shelter -
Christmas 2017

We are so thankful we were able to donate to tons of charities and organizations throughout 2017. 

This year, we donated to Safe Haven, one of the charities that has a special place in our hearts.



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.



Trip Hereford, 
AIA Middle Tennessee
Board of Directors

To the incoming board members, WELCOME! We are excited for you and this opportunity to make a difference!