About

Kem Hinton Design is a creative studio located in Nashville, Tennessee.

The studio is led by Kem Hinton, FAIA, an architect, LEED professional, urban designer, author, historian, graphic designer, lecturer, and visual artist. He brings more than four decades of exploration and commitment to excellence in design assignments.

Formerly design principal at Tuck-Hinton Architects, Kem was lead designer for award-winning projects including Tennessee Bicentennial Mall, Vanderbilt University Admissions Building, Tennessee World War II Memorial, Woodmont Hills Church of Christ, Vanderbilt University Buttrick Hall, Tennessee State University Campus Center, Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Center, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, MTSU Sports Hall of Fame, Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Center, Wings of Liberty Museum at Ft. Campbell, Tennessee State Library & Archives, and both the Civil Rights Room and the Votes for Women Room in the Nashville Public Library.

Kem’s work has been featured in national and international design journals. In 2019, he received AIA Tennessee’s highest recognition, the William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2021, he was appointed to the Tennessee Historical Commission.

The studio of Kem Hinton Design welcomes opportunities to conceive special places including designs for private homes, churches, pavilions, civic structure, urban parks, interior spaces, museums, and memorials.