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Brentwood, Tennessee

Our Nashville office seeks excellence in client service and design.

For over 100 years, Wold | HFR Design has been recognized as one of Nashville's leading architecture firms. Our team of licensed architects, engineers, surveyors and interior designers serve an ever-expanding list of clientele across the nation. Many of those clients are repeat customers with one factor in common—they all seek excellence in client service and design that has proudly and consistently been delivered over the last 100+ years by our firm.


Brentwood, Tennessee

214 Centerview Drive, Suite 300
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

Phone — 615.370.8500

Fax — 615.370.8530

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Our History

Wold | HFR traces its origins to 1910 in Nashville, Tennessee. A young architect named Russell Hart left New York for Nashville to oversee the Hermitage Hotel's construction, acting as resident architect and field supervisor. Upon the landmark hotel's completion, Hart decided to take advantage of Nashville's burgeoning economy and established his own practice using his unique style of Gothic architecture. Nearly a decade after Hart's arrival in Nashville, engineers F. Eugene Freeland & Martin S. Roberts formed their own Nashville practice. While involved in separate companies, the three men worked collectively on several projects before joining forces in 1920, along with architect George D. Nevins, to form Nashville's first major architectural & engineering form: Hart Nevins Freeland Roberts, Architects & Engineers.

For Russell Hart, the initial merging of talents in 1920 was to be a fortuitous step forward, as his new engineering partners would be able to help him achieve structural demands that his classical architecture required. The merging would also undoubtedly come in handy for what was to be the newly-formed firm's first project, the permanent reconstruction of the Parthenon in Centennial Park. From the one-of-a-kind Parthenon project onwards, Wold | HFR continued to go from strength-to-strength, gaining a solid reputation in the industry by designing numerous noteworthy structures and buildings that are still intrinsically woven into the history of the Nashville area and its culture. This includes projects such as the Ryman Auditorium, the Tennessee Governor's Mansion and many more.

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Team Culture

Now located in Brentwood (just outside of Nashville), staff continue the tradition of making a difference in the communities we serve. With a studio office environment, team members are able to work together in a flexible design environment. Through the team's work culture, our Nashville office comes together often to celebrate both personal and professional wins. This includes annual gatherings for holidays, team member advancements and additional community events the Nashville area offers.

"As a design firm, we've always had a family-oriented environment. With our office in Brentwood and its collaborative spaces, it helps us continue to prioritize this value."

— Jim Gilliam, PE

Community Outreach

While our Nashville office has helped shape the history and culture of surrounding landmarks, the firm has also made a unique impact on the local communities' volunteer efforts. Nashville team members are involved in a variety of organizations outside the architecture firm.