Commercial Architecture

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.


Our Project Experience

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Church

Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Denman Building
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Kern Building
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Upper Room Ministries
North Livingston Baptist Church
Westside United Pentecostal
Winchester Christian Academy

CONCEPTUAL / MASTERPLAN

10th and Russell Mixed Use Development
10th and Shelby Mixed Use Development
Centerstone Campus
Discovery Place
Guy Brown II
Hermitage View Condominiums
Livingston County Schools - KY
Magnolia at Five Points
Meharry Medical College - Site Planning
Monroe Harding
Northgate Mall Expansion
Paradise West - Bahamas
Progress Inc.
Scarritt Bennett Cultural Museum
Shoppes at Mill Run – Ooltewah, TN
The Standard
The Valencia
Thomas Nelson Office
Vein Care Pavilion MOB - Augusta, GA
Vivo Entertainment Venue

DATA / SECURITY

Coffee County 911 Emergency Center
General Mills Security Center
TN Rural Health

Dental

Interfaith Dental
Kaplan Dental
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental Imaging Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental School Reception Lobby
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental Simulator Lab
Meharry Medical College ~ General Practice Residency Dental Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Pediatric Clinic
Nashville Rescue Mission Dental Room
Prather Dental
WOW Orthodontics

Educational

Children First Montessori
Coffee County Middle School
Coffee County Raider Academy
Coffee County Schools Code Remediation
Fifty Forward – Donelson, TN
Franklin County Schools - Ag Building
Grundy County - Central School Offices
Grundy County - Pelham Elementary
Grundy County - Swiss Elementary
Livingston County Schools - KY
Meharry Medical College ~ Animal Care Facility
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental Imaging Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental School Reception Lobby
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental Simulator Lab
Meharry Medical College ~ Dorothy L. Brown Hall
Meharry Medical College ~ General Practice Residency Dental Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Henry A. Moses Alumni Hall
Meharry Medical College ~ Lloyd C. Elam Mental Health Center
Meharry Medical College ~ Pediatric Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Royal Towers Dormitory
Monroe Harding
Nashville Children’s Theatre
SAE – Nashville, TN
Warren County School – Gymnasium Renov.
Winchester Christian Academy

Government

Coffee County 911 Emergency Center
Coffee County Middle School
Coffee County Raider Academy
Coffee County Schools Code Remediation
Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation
Department of Labor – Jacobs Creek Job Corps
Franklin County Courthouse
Franklin County Schools - Ag Building
Ft. Campbell - Town Center Park
Ft. Campbell - Warrior Zone
Grundy County - Central School Offices
Grundy County - Pelham Elementary
Grundy County - Swiss Elementary
Livingston County Schools - KY
Moore County – Vehicle Maintenance Facility
Regional Transportation Authority ~ Martha Station, Wilson County, TN
Springfield Housing Authority - 3 year IDIQ
Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
U.S. Forestry Service – 5 year IDIQ
Warren County Schools – Gymnasium Addition

Historic

Bob Parks Realty Office – Downtown Franklin, TN
Boot Country – Downtown Nashville, TN
Diageo Stitzel Weller Distillery - KY
SSI Office – Downtown Franklin, TN

Hotel

The Standard

Housing

10th and Russell Development
10th and Shelby Development
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Guest House
Hermitage View Condominiums
Jacobs Creek Dormitory
Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House
Lenox Village Live-Work
Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College ~ Dorothy L. Brown Hall
Meharry Medical College ~ Royal Towers Dormitory
Monroe Harding
Pleasant View Village Live-Work
Pleasant View Village Mixed Use Development
Progress Inc.
Springfield Housing Authority - 3 year IDIQ
Tennessee Rehabilitation Center

Industrial

A & F Electric
Action Nissan – Shop Facility
Blue Dog Merch
Costco Electrical
Diageo Stitzel Weller Distillery ~ Bottling House
Diageo Stitzel Weller Distillery ~ Warehouse L
ESC Lab Sciences – Building 3
Farm Vet Warehouse
Ferguson Enterprises Distribution Warehouse
General Mills Security Center
General Mills Security Center ~ Security Center
General Mills Security Center ~ Water Facility
George Dickel Distillery
George Dickel Distillery ~ Bottling House
George Dickel Distillery ~ Fermenter Expansion
George Dickel Distillery ~ Maintenance Facility
Jack Daniel’s Distillery
Jack Daniel’s Distillery ~ Palletized Warehouses
Jack Daniel’s Distillery ~ Tract 2 Fill Room
KJB Security Products
Mid-South Energy Properties
Nashville Wraps Distribution Center
Seay Oil – Hopkinsville, KY
SMW Automotive
XP Services Aviation Hanger

Institution

Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Denman Building
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Guest House
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Kern Building
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Upper Room Ministries
Fifty Forward – Donelson, TN
Governors Club Renovations
Lambda Chi Alpha - Sewanee
Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College ~ Animal Care Facility
Meharry Medical College ~ Clay Simpson Bldg.
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental Imaging Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental School Reception Lobby
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental Simulator Lab
Meharry Medical College ~ Dorothy L. Brown Hall
Meharry Medical College ~ General Practice Residency Dental Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Henry A. Moses Alumni Hall
Meharry Medical College ~ Lloyd C. Elam Mental Health Center
Meharry Medical College ~ Pediatric Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Royal Towers
Meharry Medical College ~ Site Planning
Scarritt Bennett
Scarritt Bennett ~ Cultural Museum
Scarritt Bennett ~ Laskey Library
Siskin Children’s Institute
Siskin Children’s Institute ~ Day Care Playground Expansion
Siskin Children’s Institute ~ Training Room
Tennessee Disability Coalition

Laboratory

ESC Lab Sciences ~ Dry Materials Testing Facility
Kaplan Higher Education
Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College ~ Animal Care Facility
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental Simulator Lab

Manufacturing

Diageo Stitzel Weller Distillery - KY
Diversafile Everett
George Dickel Distillery
Jack Daniel’s Distillery
SMW Automotive Corporation
TAG Plastics

Medical

All Star Medical Supplies
Belle Meade Chiropractic Center
Benchmark Physical Therapy
Bluegrass Pharmacy
Centerstone ~ Adolescent Clinic
Centerstone ~ Adult Clinic
Centerstone ~ Crisis Call Center
Comprehensive Pain Specialist
Gold Skin Care Center
Interfaith Dental
Maximized Living
Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College ~ Animal Care Facility
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental Imaging Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental School Reception Lobby
Meharry Medical College ~ Dental Simulator Lab
Meharry Medical College ~ General Practice Residency Dental Clinic
Meharry Medical College ~ Lloyd C. Elam Mental Health Center
Meharry Medical College ~ Pediatric Clinic
Mental Health Cooperative
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Adult Clinic at MetroCenter
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Antioch Outpatient Clinic
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Crisis Resolution Center at MetroCenter
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Crisis Stabilization Unit
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Dickson Outpatient Clinic
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Gallatin Outpatient Clinic
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Intensive Intervention Center
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Kid’s Clinic
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Murfreesboro Outpatient Clinic
Mental Health Cooperative ~ PACT Unit
Mental Health Cooperative ~ Spring Hill Clinic
Nashville Rehab Hospital
Nashville Rescue Mission Dental Room
Prather Dental
Tennessee Children’s Clinic
Vein Care Pavilion MOB - Augusta, GA
Westhaven Town Center - MOB
WOW Orthodontics

Mixed Use

10th and Russell Development
10th and Shelby Development
Alpha Development Mixed Use
Brentwood Town Center Building
Fifty Forward Donelson Station
Green Hills Office Park
Greenbriar Village
Lenox Village Live-Work
Magnolia at Five Points
Pleasant View Village Live-Work
Pleasant View Village Mixed Use Development
Quest Sports Center

Multi-Family

Arbor Terrace Apartments
Colony House Apartments
Hermitage View Condominiums

Music

Big Kenny Studio
Big Machine Records
Blackbird Studio - George’s Room
Country Music Association - Lobby
Emerald Masterfonics Studios
Fifty Forward Donelson Station
Gallimore Drum Room
Lindsey Studio
Masterlink Studios
PKP Productions
SAE – Nashville, TN
Wooten Studio

National Brands

AT&T
Beef O’Brady’s
Big Lots
Blackbird Studios
Correct Care Solutions
Country Music Association
Diageo Stitzel Weller Distillery - KY
Diversafile Everett
Dollar Tree
Donatos Pizza
ESC Lab Sciences
European Wax Center
GBI Corporate – Knoll Dealer
General Mills
George Dickel Distillery
Guy Brown Company
Jack Daniel’s Distillery
Kaplan Higher Education
L.P. Field (Titans Stadium)
Lambda Chi Alpha - Sewanee
Legal Bill Headquarters
Nissan
Publix
SAE – Nashville, TN
Snap Fitness
Swiftwick Socks
Tin Roof Bars
Video Equipment Rentals

Non-Profit

Centerstone Tennessee
Children First Montessori
Discovery Place
Goodwill ~ Lebanon, TN
Goodwill ~ Mt. Juliet, TN
Goodwill ~ Smyrna, TN
Interfaith Dental
Mental Health Cooperative
Monroe Harding
Nashville Children’s Theatre
Nashville Rescue Mission Dental Room
Progress Inc.
Siskin Children’s Institute
Tennessee Disability Coalition
Women Rock for Charity

Office

A & F Electric
All Star Medical Supplies
Big Machine Records
Blue Dog Merch
Bob Parks Realty Office – Downtown Franklin, TN
Brighton Valley Leasing Office
Catalog Music
Centerstone Tennessee
Coffee County 911 Emergency Center
Collier Wealth Management
Correct Care Solutions
Country Music Association - Lobby
Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation
Diageo Stitzel Weller Administration Building
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Denman Building
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Guest House
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Kern Building
Discipleship Ministries - The United Methodist Church ~ Upper Room Ministries
Edward Jones
ESC Lab Sciences – Chief Building
Exit Realty
First Community Mortgage Building
Frontier Logistical Services
Gazebo Apartments Leasing Office
Gideon, Cooper & Essary Law Offices
Gold Skin Care Center
Green Hills Office Park
Greenbriar Village
Guy Brown Corporate Headquarters
Guy Brown Offices - Seven Springs
Inside Out Construction
Kaplan Higher Education
KJB Security Products
Legal Bill Headquarters
Lipman Group - Sotheby’s International Realty
Mental Health Cooperative Central Offices
Metro Schools
Mid-South Energy Properties
Mid-Tenn LLC Office
Nashville Wraps Office
New Light Imaging
Perfecta Drywall
PKP Productions
Progress Inc.
Quest Sports Center
Seay Oil – Hopkinsville, KY
Second Avenue Executive Offices
Siskin Downtown Training Room
Summit Strategic Investment
Swiftwick Socks - Corporate Offices
T-Mobile
TBH Global
Tennessee Disability Coalition
Tennessee Health Assist
The United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Church ~ Finance Office
The United Methodist Church ~ HR Office
The United Methodist Church ~ Training Room
The UPS Store
Thomas Nelson
Tri Star Sports and Entertainment
Vein Care Pavilion MOB - Augusta, GA
Video Equipment Rental - Nashville
Westhaven Town Center - MOB
White Regen & Garton Law Offices
Women Rock for Charity

Featured

Centerstone
Greenbriar Village
Guy Brown
Nashville Children’s Theatre
Quest

Performance

Fifty Forward Donelson Station
Franklin School of Performing Arts
Meharry Medical College ~ Henry A. Moses Alumni Hall
Nashville Children’s Theatre
Rockstar Dance Studio

Restaurant

Blue Coast Burrito ~ CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin, TN
Blue Coast Burrito ~ Murfreesboro, TN
Blue Coast Burrito ~ Nashville, TN
Blue Coast Burrito ~ Smyrna, TN
Caney Fork Fish Camp
China Wok – Brentwood, TN
Coffee and Crepes
El Comal – Clarksville, TN
Flipside Restaurant
Ft. Campbell - Warrior Zone
Green Hills Grille
Java Joe’s
Mazatlan
NY Pie
Pie In The Sky Pizza
Saffire – Franklin, TN
The Perch
Tin Roof II – Franklin, TN
Tin Roof – Memphis, TN
Titan’s Stadium - Titan Tavern
Two Bits – Cincinnati, OH
Vivo
Wing Basket
Zen Restaurant

Retail

Action Nissan – Nashville, TN
AT&T - Green Hills
Atlas Car & Van
Big Lots
Bill Heard Chevrolet
Bluegrass Pharmacy
Boot Country
Brentwood Town Center Building
Brilliant Sky Toys and Books
Cedarstone Bank – Donelson, TN
Computers Plus ~ CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin, TN
Computers Plus ~ Green Hills, Nashville, TN
Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree ~ Georgetown, SC
Dollar Tree ~ Hopkinsville, KY
Donatos Pizza
Donut Den
Enchanted Gingerbread
European Wax Center
European Wax Center ~ CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin, TN
European Wax Center ~ Nashville, TN
Eurotouch Salon
Ferguson Enterprises Showroom
Fleet Feet
Francis Gun Range
Fresh Fitness
Gold’s Gym – Murfreesboro, TN
Goodwill
Goodwill ~ Lebanon, TN
Goodwill ~ Mt. Juliet, TN
Goodwill ~ Smyrna, TN
Great Clips
Greenbriar Village
Jenny Craig
Jumping Junction
Lenox Village Retail
Live Love Yogurt
Massage Envy
Men’s Wearhouse
Natural Oasis
Ollie’s
Parnassus Books
Pickles and Ice Cream
Pleasant View Village Live-Work
Pump It Up
S & E Furniture
Sanctuary Yoga
Signs Now
Skin Appeal
Southern Rhapsody
Titan’s Stadium - Provisions
Tuesday Morning
Uselton Gun Range
Vitamin Shoppe

Shopping Center

Georgetown Plaza – Georgetown, SC
Greenbriar Village – Nashville, TN
Hillsboro Plaza Center – Nashville, TN
Lebanon Shopping Center – Lebanon, TN
Mt. Juliet Valley Center – Mt. Juliet, TN
Northgate Mall – Tullahoma, TN
Shoppes at Mill Run – Ooltewah, TN
Smyrna Shopping Center – Smyrna, TN
Snow Hill Village – Ooltewah, TN
The Maples Mall – Franklin, TN
Thoroughbred Square – Franklin, TN
Towne Plaza Shopping Center – Toccoa, GA

Special

Diageo Stitzel Weller Distillery Museum
Francis Gun Range
Ft. Campbell - Town Center Park
Jack Daniel’s Distillery Tract 2 Fill Room
LP Field (Titan’s Stadium) ~ Club Level Renovations
LP Field (Titan’s Stadium) ~ Concessions Renovations
LP Field (Titan’s Stadium) ~ Production Studio
Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College ~ Henry A. Moses Alumni Hall
Paradise West - Bahamas
The Standard
Uselton Gun Range
XP Services Aviation Hanger
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Guy Brown

At A Glance
  • Modern
  • Nashville

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.

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Quest

At A Glance
  • Sports Complex
  • Modern
  • Nashville

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.

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Greenbriar Village

At A Glance
  • Shopping Center
  • Nashville

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 Theatre

At A Glance
  • Theatre
  • Modern

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.

Centerstone

At A Glance
  • Healthcare
  • Nashville

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.