• DA|AD receives the 2012 Middle Tennessee Award for Redevelopment of the Year from NAIOP for The Sawtooth Building
  • Nance Place at Rolling Mill Hill receives LEED for Homes Platinum rating, becoming Tennessee's first Platinum rated multifamily development as well as MDHA's first LEED certified project
  • Recognized by the Associated Builders and Contractors of Middle Tennessee for Lighthouse Christian School
  • Received an Honor for Outstanding Preservation by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County for 12th & Paris mixed-use development
  • Received an Honor for Outstanding Preservation by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County for The Sawtooth Building
  • Graphisoft, creator of Archicad Building Information Modeling software, prepares a Case Study titled "DA|AD: not your father's architecture firm" detailing our use of virtual modeling in the design of the Lighthouse Christian School Preschool Building and 12th & Paris mixed-use development.
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Gulf States Region with an Honor Citation for the design of the Lighthouse Christian School Preschool in Antioch, Tennessee
  • ULI Excellence in Development Award of Excellence for The Sawtooth Building
  • Nick Dryden selected as one of the Nashville Business Journal's "Forty under 40"
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Middle Tennessee with the top Honor Award for the design of the Lighthouse Christian School Preschool in Antioch, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Middle Tennessee with a Merit Award for the design of 12th & Paris mixed-use development in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Featured in article on Burger Up! in the October/November issue of Garden & Gun regarding the innovative design of the restaurant
  • Voted runner up for "Best Architect" in the 2010 Nashville Scene Best of Nashville Reader's Poll
  • Selected as the Project Architect by ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for a new preschool building for Lighthouse Christian School, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Nick Dryden received the distinguished Alumni Promise Award from the University of Tennessee
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Tennessee with the top Excellence Award for the design of 12th & Paris mixed-use development in Nashville, Tennessee
  • ULI Excellence in Development Award of Excellence for West End Station
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Middle Tennessee with an Honor Award for the design of Lighthouse Christian School Preschool in Antioch, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Middle Tennessee with a Merit Award for the design of 12th & Paris mixed-use development in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Voted runner up for "Best Architect" in the 2010 Nashville Scene Best of Nashville Reader's Poll
  • DA|AD was selected as the Project Architect by ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for a new preschool building for Lighthouse Christian School, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Nick Dryden received the distinguished Alumni Promise Award from the University of Tennessee
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Tennessee with an Excellence Award for the design of 12th & Paris mixed-use development in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the Urban Land Institute Nashville with an Excellence in Development Award for the design of WestEnd Station, a cottage community, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the Urban Land Institute Nashville with an Excellence in Development Award for the design and construction of Summer Street Lofts, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Received an Honor for Outstanding Preservation by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County for Baron Dowdle Office, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Featured in Nashville Business Journal Strategies article "Designed for tough times: DA|AD's business model focused on sustainability", January 9, 2009
  • Voted "Best Architect" in the 2008 Nashville Scene Best of Nashville Reader's Poll
  • DA|AD presented a lecture entitled "City Pieces" at the Nashville Urban Design Forum
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Gulf States Region (Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama) with a Merit Award for the design and construction of Summer Street Lofts in Germantown, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Tennessee with an Honor Award for the design and construction in association with Allen N. Dryden Architects of Stir Fry Cafe in Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects Tennessee with a Merit Award for the design and construction of Summer Street Lofts in Germantown, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the Masonry Institute of Tennessee with an Honor Award for the design and construction of Summer Street Lofts in Germantown, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the Masonry Institute of Tennessee with a Merit Award for the design and construction of the Ryan Residence in Germantown, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Received an Honor for Outstanding Preservation by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County for Summer Street Lofts in Germantown, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects, Middle Tennessee with an Honor Award for the design and construction of Summer Street Lofts in Germantown, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Received an Honor for Outstanding Preservation by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County for the addition and renovation of the Williams Residence in Germantown
  • The Martin Residence, a new single-family home in Brentwood, Tennessee, was featured in the book Urban Country Style
  • The West Eastland, Nashville, Tennessee, Finalist in International Multi-Housing News Magazine's Urban Infill category
  • Morgan Park place wins the Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award in the Building Green Category
  • Designed and built "Shhhhhhh…," an outdoor exhibit at Cheekwood Botanical Garden based on the book The Secret Garden
  • Featured in the Urban Land Institute's Multi-Family Trends Magazine in an article about mid-market housing across the country
  • Germantown Court was highlighted in the Urban Land Institute's Multi-Family Trends Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Multi-Family Developments in the Nation"
  • Recognized by the Excellence in Development Foundation with an Award of Excellence for the design and construction of the urban cottage community Germantown Court, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Received an Honor for Outstanding Preservation by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County for Sweet 16th - A Bakery in Historic Lockland Springs, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Received an Honor for Outstanding Preservation by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County for Germantown Court in Germantown, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects, Middle Tennessee with an Merit Award for the design and construction of the urban cottage community Germantown Court, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Received an Honor for Outstanding Preservation by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County for design of a new single family residence in an existing Historic District at 227 Lauderdale Street, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Received an Honor for Outstanding Preservation by the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County for the renovation of a commercial property at 2700 Belmont Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee. This property has since been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The Sweet 16th - A Bakery project was awarded the Architectural Award by the Nashville Chamber of Commerce
  • DA|AD presented a lecture entitled "Verify in Field" at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture & Planning
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects, Tennessee with an Award of Excellence for the design and construction of "A Fallen Tree" at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens
  • Recognized by the American Institute of Architects, Tennessee with an Award of Merit for the design and construction of FCG Infrastructures, Inc. corporate offices
  • Competed in an outdoor installation competition at the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and won a position to build "A Fallen Tree" for the Terrific Treehouses Exhibit
  • Invited to participate with internationally renowned conceptual artist Mel Chin in the exhibition for "A New World Trade Center" in New York City hosted by the Max Protech Gallery and Architectural Record Magazine. The exhibition is documented in a 2002 book release entitled "A New World Trade Center"
  • Won a Gold Medal from the Tennessee Addy Commission for the firm's website design
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