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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.


Studio 8 Design was listed as one of the 10 Best Commercial Architects in Nashville by General Contractors Magazine in July 2021!  We are honored to be recognized and included in very fine company among our peers.  You can see the list here.
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!
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.