HISTORY

Hodgson and Douglas, LLC was established in 1985 to provide comprehensive Planning, Landscape Architectural and Urban Design services.  The firm was created to serve a market that demands exceptional care, talent and motivation in the planning and implementation of built works in our environment.

Firm Partners Joe Hodgson, Jim Douglas, Richie Jones and Chris Barkley have over 85 years of collective experience working on planning and design work in Nashville and the surrounding area.  Presently, we have a staff of eight, four of whom are registered landscape architects. The firm is proud of its ability to discern the needs of our individual clients.  Our projects range from large-scale land planning to site specific implementation.

Services include landscape architecture, master planning, land use planning, site analysis, site layout, conceptual grading and drainage, urban design, conceptual design, design guidelines, recreation planning and design, planting and irrigation.

PHILOSOPHY

Hodgson Douglas believes in the principle of providing outstanding design solutions while meeting the specific and diverse needs of our clients. At the core of our philosophy is the desire to create timeless spaces of simple elegance that can be enjoyed by all.  We utilize an initial design approach that seeks authenticity by honoring local history and natural context while also pursuing imaginative and innovative solutions. We understand the crucial importance of meeting project budgets, submittal deadlines and the development of clear and thorough construction documents.  Therefore we employ a pragmatic and efficient production process that places importance on the creation of designs that can succeed under various budget conditions, and remain flexible during the value engineering process. Finally, we place great emphasis on sound and detail oriented Construction Administration. Through our experience managing many types of projects from concept through construction, we understand the importance of a holistic design process that meets our client’s goals and delivers a quality final product.

AWARDS

2013 Merit Award from the TN Chapter of ASLA for 1700 Midtown, Nashville, TN
2012 Merit Award from the TN Chapter of ASLA for Tennessee Tower, Nashville, TN
2011 Urban Land Institute - Excellence in Development Awards for 1700 Midtown, Nashville, TN
2011 Urban Land Institute - Excellence In Development Awards for Franklin Police Headquarters, Franklin, TN
2003 National American Building Contractors Award for Montgomery County Court House, Clarksville, TN
2003 Honor Award - Middle Tennessee Chapter of AIA for Montgomery County Court House, Clarksville, TN
200 Commendation from The Historical Commission of Nashville – Davidson County for Frist Center for the Visual Arts
2001 Excellence in Development, Award of Excellence for Frist Center for the Visual Arts and U.S. Post Office
2001 Excellence in Development, Award of Excellence for Music Row Roundabout, Nashville, TN
2000 Excellence in Development, Award of Excellence for Bronson Ingram Science Building & North Campus Enhancements - Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville, TN
1999 Excellence in Development Award of Merit for the Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center, Nashville, TN
199 Excellence in Development Award for the Battle Ground Academy North Campus, Franklin, TN
1998 Excellence in Development Award for Congregation Micah, Nashville, TN
1996 Excellence in Development Award for the Tennessee Bicentennial Capitol Mall, Nashville, TN
1996 Award of Merit for the Nashville Farmers Market, Nashville, TN
1994 Excellence in Development Award for the Master Plan for Montgomery Bell Academy
1994 Excellence in Development Award for the Rehabilitation of the Ryman Auditorium
1994 Excellence in Development Award for the Evins Mill Retreat, Smithville, TN
1993 The Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects - Tennessee Chapter for the Whitworth New Residential Development
1992 Excellence in Development Award for the Master Plan for David Lipscomb University and Campus School
1992Excellence in Development Award for Fieldstone Farms
1992 Merit Award from the Middle TN Chapter of AIA for the Murfreesboro Civic Plaza and Gardens
1990 Excellence in Development Award for Tennessee State University Master Plan, Nashville, TN

Merit Award from the TN Chapter of ASLA for the Vanderbilt University Campus Improvement Plan
Design Merit Award from Middle TN Chapter AIA for the Warner Park Master Plan
Commendation from the Metropolitan Nashville Historical Commission for Peabody Campus of Vanderbilt University