• Begun   in 1989 in order to provide highly personalized   and effective architectural design services of the first order,  Fentress Architecture Workshop  (FAW) has been dedicated to the practice of architecture as a holistic art form which brings together all aspects of our client’s goals and objectives. We believe that all building projects, whatever their constraints may be, present opportunities to create strong, beautiful form. Buildings so conceived can enhance and enrich the human activities they are designed to shelter and the sites which they occupy. In short,  we believe good design makes life better . This is true at any scale. In practice, FAW always strives to develop each project to its fullest potential. We seek to create an architecture of rich experience and a memorable sense of place.        • As a client/user-centered practice, FAW seeks at all times to develop our creative capacities and technical expertise in the service of clients and their project goals. With a focus on both new construction and renovation of commercial and custom residential projects, FAW continually aims to develop the art of design through the craft of construction.  We look for ever more effective ways to deliver outstanding service and design.         • Over the years, we have worked on a wide range of scales: Bathrooms, Sheds, Barns, Additions; New homes from 1000 sf to over10,000 sf. Tenant buildout and freestanding commercial, medical, and institutional buildings; adaptive reuse of an entire city block in Nashville’s historic urban core;   Nashville’s Union Station restoration. Whether at the scale of a single room, a building site, a city block, or something larger, FAW finds the appropriate balance of all important components.       •  Our prime focus for any client's project is the search for robust concepts and nuanced solutions to meet their needs and desires.  We listen carefully to understand and assimilate our clients’ concerns. We look for strong site elements that suggest specific responses to environmental and contextual conditions which inform the design process. We examine various design options that address essential qualities unique to each project in a diligent, creative effort to find the formal and material expression that is the most appropriate and befitting of a client’s aspirations.       • At a more fundamental level, FAW knows how to work with budgets in an increasingly price-competitive construction market.   We consider budget an integral, indispensable component of a client’s building program.  We understand fiduciary responsibility as a given, regardless of budget size. Further, we understand financing and its impact on feasibility, planning and implementation. Budgets are critical in establishing the requisite constraints and parameters within which true creativity can thrive.        • FAW has always attempted to provide a high degree of owner/user satisfaction in our process and the designs we develop on their behalf.  We are committed to achieving results of high quality.  We believe this is the right way to serve our clients and the best way to cultivate a satisfied, loyal clientele. Having been in practice for almost 30 years, we know good design is good business.         • Please contact  Fentress Architecture Workshop  today to see how we can put our talent and capabilities to work for your next project!

• Begun in 1989 in order to provide highly personalized and effective architectural design services of the first order, Fentress Architecture Workshop (FAW) has been dedicated to the practice of architecture as a holistic art form which brings together all aspects of our client’s goals and objectives. We believe that all building projects, whatever their constraints may be, present opportunities to create strong, beautiful form. Buildings so conceived can enhance and enrich the human activities they are designed to shelter and the sites which they occupy. In short, we believe good design makes life better. This is true at any scale. In practice, FAW always strives to develop each project to its fullest potential. We seek to create an architecture of rich experience and a memorable sense of place.

 • As a client/user-centered practice, FAW seeks at all times to develop our creative capacities and technical expertise in the service of clients and their project goals. With a focus on both new construction and renovation of commercial and custom residential projects, FAW continually aims to develop the art of design through the craft of construction. We look for ever more effective ways to deliver outstanding service and design.

 • Over the years, we have worked on a wide range of scales: Bathrooms, Sheds, Barns, Additions; New homes from 1000 sf to over10,000 sf. Tenant buildout and freestanding commercial, medical, and institutional buildings; adaptive reuse of an entire city block in Nashville’s historic urban core; Nashville’s Union Station restoration. Whether at the scale of a single room, a building site, a city block, or something larger, FAW finds the appropriate balance of all important components.

 Our prime focus for any client's project is the search for robust concepts and nuanced solutions to meet their needs and desires. We listen carefully to understand and assimilate our clients’ concerns. We look for strong site elements that suggest specific responses to environmental and contextual conditions which inform the design process. We examine various design options that address essential qualities unique to each project in a diligent, creative effort to find the formal and material expression that is the most appropriate and befitting of a client’s aspirations.

 • At a more fundamental level, FAW knows how to work with budgets in an increasingly price-competitive construction market.  We consider budget an integral, indispensable component of a client’s building program. We understand fiduciary responsibility as a given, regardless of budget size. Further, we understand financing and its impact on feasibility, planning and implementation. Budgets are critical in establishing the requisite constraints and parameters within which true creativity can thrive.

 • FAW has always attempted to provide a high degree of owner/user satisfaction in our process and the designs we develop on their behalf. We are committed to achieving results of high quality. We believe this is the right way to serve our clients and the best way to cultivate a satisfied, loyal clientele. Having been in practice for almost 30 years, we know good design is good business. 

 • Please contact Fentress Architecture Workshop today to see how we can put our talent and capabilities to work for your next project!