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Restaurants, Schools, & Civic Design

‘Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.’ – Frank Gehry

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Office, Planning, & Programming

‘We shape our buildings: therefore they shape us.’ – Winston Churchill

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On The Boards
Unbuilt Ideas in Process

Architecture is the thoughtful making of space.’ – Louis Kahn

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New Homes, Renovations, & Additions

‘The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you’re talking about building a house, you’re talking about dreams.’ – Robert A. M. Stern

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At Studio Eight Design, our goal is to make a positive impact on the built environment by considering the big picture for our clients, building users, and communities.  We work to provide the highest level of service to our clients by listening carefully, paying attention to details, and providing creative solutions to any problem.  Regardless of the type or size of the project, we are personally invested and committed to excellence in everything we do.


We are creative problem-solvers, team-players, and passionate individuals that enjoy unique opportunities in partnership with our clients.  Pushing ourselves beyond the obvious solutions allows us to arrive at more meaningful architecture.  Our team chemistry is our greatest strength. We take the concept of “studio” beyond the physical arrangement of our office.  We tap into the individual strengths of each team member on every design challenge, always maintaining an open, fun environment that fosters the creative design process.


Very proud of our own Brittany Doseck Hodge for being named a Director to the 2021 AIA Middle Tennessee Board of Directors! Never one to simply sit on the sideline and watch, Brittany will provide a strong voice for young design professionals within the AIA. Congratulations, Brittany!

As 2020 has (thankfully) come to a close, we want to take this opportunity to help our neighbors, and our Nashville community as we recover and rebuild from the aftermath of Covid, tornado damage, and the Christmas Day explosion. 2021 gives us all renewed hope, strength, and confidence as we rally together with new beginnings. Please join us in helping in any way you can, whether financial or by volunteering. We have made charitable donations to the following organizations unique to the needs of our community.

* The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Emergency Disaster Relief Fund, helping victims of the March Tornado.
* The Nashville Neighbors Fund through CFMT, established to help victims of the Christmas Day Explosion.
* BMI Foundation Covid Relief Fund supporting songwriters & composers.
* Musicians on Call, Nashville, helping to bring local musicians together with patients at VUMC, and events to raise money towards tornado & other disaster relief.


Big news for all of us here at Studio 8 Design! We are proud to announce that Anna Ruth is now a Partner! Anna Ruth has demonstrated her design talent excellence throughout her career, but has taken on more leadership responsibility and become a vital part of our firm as we continue to grow. Please join us in congratulating her and celebrating this new chapter!   See Announcement.

Please join us in welcoming our newest addition to the Studio 8 Design family, Sarah Livings. Sarah joined our firm as a Graduate Architect in September and fits right in with the team.  Originally from Florida, Sarah is an Auburn Alumnus, and had the opportunity to partake in design-build programs such as Auburn’s Rural Studio Program and the 100Fold Summer Studio in Montana, which helped her cultivate and grow her love for community design.