CENTRIC Architecture has had a long tradition of the ‘pioneering spirit’. Dating back to 1955, Centric is one of the oldest architectural firms in middle Tennessee. Through different names, mergers, and leadership transitions our firm has carried that pioneering spirit through from the jump. From beginning a historic preservation office in 1960’s Nashville when no one really knew what “preservation” meant, to our early office in 1970’s Germantown, where our closest neighbors were 3 prostitutes named Foxy, Bunny, and Go-rilla, to our current office in The Trolley Barns, when the previous occupants (among the abandoned bus parts and former swat team training targets) included the occasional graffiti artist and a few sewer rats. We are proud of our history, and we continue to look for ways to maintain that pioneering spirit. From continually evaluating the way we practice architecture and how we can expand what we do to better serve our clients, to becoming one of the premier adaptive re-use design firms in today’s tear-down-and-build-new Nashville economy.
Centric Architecture is proud to associate with both the “old” and the “new”. First, our work is a healthy blend of historic preservation, creative adaptive reuse, and some kick-ass cool new design. Second, we have a over 60 years of successful work across a spectrum of project types, yet we have a young leadership and a young staff that is focused on providing innovation and bleeding-edge awesome-ness. We believe you will find in Centric that perfect collision of naive optimism and grizzled veteran experience that is needed to deliver something truly authentic and unique—no matter the scale, budget, or type.