Our commercial architecture discipline starts with the premise that, no matter what the design style or aesthetic, the structure or architectural application must work and flow and function exquisitely - and organically - in living out the performance of its primary purpose for being in the first place. Whether that purpose is patient care, casual dining, retail commerce, workplace safety and containment, or a refreshed outer “skin” to signal something new has arrived, few architecture firms in the Southeast pay as much attention to the dynamic working components of the commercial buildings they design. For Smallwood Nickle Architects, PLLC, providing elegant solutions for the invisible physics, environmental and engineering challenges posed by building sites, functional systems and the structural elements most people will never see, is as much a passion as the external aesthetic elements that everyone will see.
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QuestAt A Glance
- Sports Complex
Quest Sports Center is a 32,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art sports and entertainment facility situated on four acres of land in the upscale Mallory Park business development in Brentwood, TN. And it has quickly become the go-to destination for sport training for all ages. The lower level, over 22,000 square feet, is home to Quest Performance Training which offers adult fitness programs, sports performance training, and court and turf rental. There is also an outdoor training area that includes a beach volleyball court, hill training and Bermuda turf surfaces for a variety of sports. The weight room and group room exercises areas were carefully configured to be used in association with the sports areas for personal training, cross training and strength training regimens. And the design features large, inspirational open spaces, an upscale atmosphere, and a logical flow and layout that accommodates Quest’s clients as they move through their fitness routines.
Greenbriar VillageAt A Glance
- Shopping Center
Greenbriar Village is an 11-acre commercial development with more than 200,000 square feet of space in the heart of Nashville’s Green Hills neighborhood. Comprised of multiple retail, restaurant, and office buildings - including well-known mainstays like Fox’s Donut Den, Levy’s, and Parnassus Books - the entire complex was in need of significant renovation and rebranding.
Nashville Children’s TheatreAt A Glance
The Nashville Children’s Theatre is the oldest theatre company dedicated to children’s programming in the United States. But the theatre building itself and had not seen any improvements since its original construction in 1960. To help the organization update its facilities and offer improved access and capacity for current and future audiences, our design offered a new vision for the existing 13,500 square foot structure, as well as a 17,000 square foot addition.
CenterstoneAt A Glance
Centerstone, one of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare providers, chose us to design their new Dede Wallace Campus in Nashville - complete with a multi-phase master plan for the 6.4-acre site that included three main buildings, open and covered parking, walking trails, patient pavilions and outdoor park space, and the preservation of mature trees and plantings.
Guy BrownAt A Glance
The partners of this Future 50 Company in Brentwood, Tennessee, requested a work environment with a distinctive design reflecting their personalities and progressive business model. The 5,200 square foot building is constructed on a highly visible and challenging site previously considered ‘unbuildable’ due to easements, setbacks and grading issues. However, we saw potential in the site’s excellent views to nearby roadways and benefits from its adjacency to a richly landscaped entry to the development.