A2H Opens Nashville Office

Senior Staff of A2H’s New Nashville Office (from left to right): Arran Addington, Stacie Berry, Rick McAllister, AIA, Shane Brewer, AIA.

Senior Staff of A2H’s New Nashville Office (from left to right): Arran Addington, Stacie Berry, Rick McAllister, AIA, Shane Brewer, AIA.

Rick McAllister, AIA  Senior Associate Principal

Rick McAllister, AIA
Senior Associate Principal

Memphis-based A2H, Inc. (A2H), a collaborative planning and design firm, expanded its presence to Middle Tennessee with the opening of a Nashville-area office earlier this summer.

“We are excited that this move allows our firm enhanced design capabilities, alongside increased responsiveness and support for current and potential clients in Middle Tennessee,” said A2H President Logan Meeks.

The new office, located in Franklin, is led by Senior Associate Principal and Architect Rick McAllister, who previously served as founder and principal of Brentwood-based architecture firm M2 Design Services.

“Blending our depth of healthcare experience with the capacity and support of a full-service firm allows us an even greater capacity for responsive design, and the opportunity to exceed expectations for our collective clients,” said Rick McAllister.

M2 has been had a recognizable presence in the Nashville market for many years, with a notable list of healthcare clients that includes a number of Middle Tennessee-based systems and clinics. By combining this experience with A2H’s work for clients such as Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, Baptist Medical Group, Healthcare Realty Trust, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Tenant Healthcare, and Memphis Health Center, the firm has a depth of resources and understanding to better leverage for its healthcare clients across the state and nationally.

M2 and its design staff merged with A2H earlier this year. “The merger enables A2H to further scale its architectural practice — specifically in Healthcare, Higher Education, and Commercial Development,” said A2H Senior Architect and Principal Stewart Smith. “Our collaborative design practice is going to benefit greatly from both the depth and diversity of experience Rick and the rest of the Nashville team bring to A2H.”

 

Our collaborative design practice is going to benefit greatly from both the depth and diversity of experience Rick and the rest of the Nashville team bring to A2H.
— Stewart Smith, Principal
 

The new office will accommodate A2H’s growing team and allow for an increase in collaboration among employees. In addition to retaining former M2 designers McAllister and Shane Brewer, the firm has already expanded the Nashville team with the addition of Stacie Berry, a Nashville-based Interior Designer with specialized expertise in corporate and commercial interiors.

ABOUT A2H
A2H is a collaborative planning and design firm of architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers founded in 1986 and employing over 100 professionals. Our firm provides a diverse range of consulting services for both public and private clients, with over 10,000 completed projects spanning 45 states and offices located across Tennessee and Mississippi. Our portfolio includes projects from a wide range of markets, including: Adaptive Reuse, Civic, Commercial, Education, Healthcare, Hospitality, Industrial, Infrastructure, Placemaking, Recreation, and Transportation.

First and foremost, people that work at A2H buy into our mission statement: Creating an Enhanced Quality of Life for our Clients and Community. Intentional, purposeful design has the power to enhance the world around us, so we place great value in understanding the importance of how the built environment is planned, designed, constructed, and utilized.

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