DAAD- Dryden Architecture and Design

We are a comprehensive architecture and interior design studio established by Nick Dryden in 2001, Nashville, Tennessee.

We are dedicated to making meaningful human places that mindfully engage local resources, operate simultaneously as habitat and create a lasting memory.

We have completed a diversity of project types ranging from neighborhood master plans, mixed-use developments, adaptive reuse projects, private residences, boutique hotels, retail, restaurants and corporate offices. We have focused on projects that have significant impact on neighborhoods and help contribute to a healthy flora of the communities we work within at all levels.

We also believe that it is vitally important for the design of places to be beautiful, functionally effective and intellectually stimulating. We do not operate from a stylistic ideology, but rather from one that is based in a careful reading and analysis of the sites and people we work with.

While we don’t define design simply as a problem solving endeavor, we do love the process of figuring out the multi-layered complex issues that every project presents. We engage with the construction process in a way that allows us to provide a hands-on approach to detailing, fabrication and understanding the materials appropriate for each job. We collaborate with a mix of creative parterres in order to make a variety of unique experiences.