BarberMcMurry Architects has more than 100 years of experience in architectural design of all types — and we combine that expertise with a commitment to value and authenticity. From initial consultation to handing over the keys, we focus on innovation, quality and outstanding customer service. Our full-service firm can attend to all client needs. We specialize in all aspects of the architectural design process:

  • Architecture
  • Branding Standards
  • Condition Analyses
  • Construction Administration
  • Feasibility Standards
  • Interior Design
  • Programming
  • Project Management
  • Space Planning
  • Strategic Master Planning
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Architecture is our passion.

Great architectural design not only holds aesthetic value, it can offer additional benefits to property owners by increasing property value and decreasing operational costs. At BarberMcMurry, we begin every architecture project with an in-depth assessment to determine needs, requirements and scope for each unique project. Our team of expert designers create designs that are beautiful, sustainable and align with your needs and desires. Once the design process is complete, we act as full-service representative during the construction phase. We negotiate, maintain communications and help manage the project process from a technical and financial perspective. We are there from beginning to end to ensure your project is successful.

Interior Design

Interior Design

Our innovative design doesn’t end at the front door.

Interior design is more than aesthetics. It’s the bridge between architecture and user experience. The design of any building is completed through strategic and relevant interior design. Our talented interior design team creates unique and thoughtful interiors that solve the needs of the client and the building’s users. Interior design services, whether for a new project or renovation, are approached strategically to enhance the building’s architectural design.

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Strategic Master Planning

Strategic master planning is about listening.

We begin each master plan by listening to our clients about their concerns and goals. A successful master plan is a living, evolving, long-term planning document that provides realistic methods of implementation. We help create that framework through an open, inclusive process — providing outlets for various interest groups to voice their opinions, aspirations and dreams. With our expertise, we synthesize a plan that reflects a collective vision with clear form and organization.

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Sustainability is not just a buzzword to us.

From our community involvement to our sustainable building practices, we are committed to cultivating and caring for our community. We are passionate about protecting the natural abundance of East Tennessee while creating architectural designs that add to that beauty. We believe it is our responsibility to promote and engage in sustainable practices to ensure that our rich region has a bright future.

BarberMcMurry is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and a growing number of our architects are LEED Accredited Professionals. Through the LEED process, our sustainable design process is formalized. We track each phase of the delivery process, as well as material specifications and contractor performance criteria during construction, to verify that target LEED Classification standards are met. Sustainable buildings are not only friendly to nature, they provide high-quality environments for our clients.