Jeffrey Kuhnhenn Named Executive Design Director at Gresham, Smith and Partners

Steward of Firmwide Design Philosophy to Foster Creativity, Design Excellence, and Client and Community Success

December 14, 2017   |   Nashville,  Tenn.   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners proudly names Jeffrey W. Kuhnhenn, AIA, LEED AP, executive design director. In this role, he will focus on fostering creativity and enhancing a culture of design excellence that leads to superior results for clients and communities.
 
“The creation of an Executive Design Director at Gresham, Smith and Partners is in response to our desire to elevate our culture of critical thinking that results in best-in-class solutions for our clients and communities,” commented Al Pramuk, chairman and CEO. “Jeff’s expertise, passion and thought leadership capabilities will  have a significant impact as our firm evolves in how we create and compete as a design firm to shape the vitality of US and international communities.”
 
“Design is the means by which we can transform the world around us, to impact business, lives and communities. Our ability to harness our creativity in service of those goals will be what sets us apart,” Kuhnhenn added. “I am proud to have the opportunity to work within an organization that genuinely cares about the success of our clients. I work each and every day with colleagues that have the technical expertise necessary to deliver best-in-class solutions. I look forward to providing leadership toward a consistently high quality experience for our clients, bolstering an environment where great designers can practice and advance their careers, enhancing our focus on mentoring and inspiring our next generation of design leaders and continuing to challenge us to think about what’s on the horizon.”
 
Kuhnhenn has more than 20 years of architectural design experience. During his career, has had a significant impact on the evolution of GS&P’s design culture. He has led or significantly contributed to the design concepts of several influential architectural projects designed by the firm. Notable projects include 5th + Broadway, the current terminal lobby expansion at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Jackson National Life Insurance’s home office expansion, Nissan Americas headquarters, the new international terminal at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the AIA/AAH award-winning design for Seoul National University Medical Mall and the recently completed 1100 Charlotte project designed for HCA in Nashville.

“Jeff’s expertise, passion and thought leadership capabilities will  have a significant impact as our firm evolves in how we create and compete as a design firm to shape the vitality of US and international communities.”

Al Pramuk, Chairman and CEO, Gresham, Smith and Partners
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