Nashville Architects

Design Build Partners

Design Build Partners offers award-winning design fully integrated with commercial construction services. We provide architectural, interiors, historic renovation and adaptive reuse, and planning services. We are honored to have been recognized over the years in awards and contract selection from our peers. In addition to winning awards from the Nashville Scene, we most recently received an award for our work on the Royal Range Firearms Training Center (2016).


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What sets Our Architectural Firm Apart

In the design build model, unlike traditional architecture, the element is involved in all the phases of the design process, including programming, schematic design, design development, contract documents, bidding, and construction administration. A key feature of design build is that we integrate construction pricing and construction timing as early as the programming and schematic design phase. In a traditional build, the contractor typically doesn’t get involved until all the design phase is complete and 75% of the design invoices are paid. The integration of our services combined with our functional knowledge of design, economic and construction technologies sets us apart from other Nashville-based architectural firms. We are happy to have worked in this great city for 20+ years on projects for Centennial Hospital, The Cannery, and the Contractor’s Association.

We have two highly sought after architects on board that design commercial and residential projects. We’d love to talk with you about your next big project.

Build Tennessee Award Best Architects

Design Build Partners received the Build Tennessee Award in 2016 for its work on the Royal Range Firearms Training Center (Owner: Royal Range Realty, LLC.). The firm was recognized for both as a General Contractor and Architect on the project. in the following category: General Contractor Renovation Project, Under $5 Million (Award of Excellence)


  • Design Build Partners was honored to be a winner in the Best Builder and Developer category of the Best of Nashville Scene Awards in 2015.
  • Our company was recognized as the Best Home Improvement and Best New Home Builder Awards in the 2015 and 2016 Toast of Music City Awards produced by the Tennessean.
  • Design Build Partners was recognized in 2012 as being one of the Top Builders by the Nashville Scene (Best of Awards).