Kem Hinton, FAIA, is a founding partner with Seab Tuck in Tuck-Hinton Architects. Established in 1984, the firm has become one of the most highly respected design studios in the region. Kem is a design principal and works directly with clients to formulate effective and successful solutions for their planning and building needs. He is particularly interested in place making that is appropriate, effective, compelling, symbolic, and memorable.
Kem received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee in 1977 and his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and worked briefly with the distinguished Philadelphia firm of Venturi & Scott Brown. Kem holds membership in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, is licensed throughout the Southeast, and is a LEED Accredited Professional. In addition to professional affiliations, he is active with numerous civic and community organizations, notably Leadership Nashville.
For outstanding creativity, Kem and his firm have garnished an impressive collection of national and regional design awards. He received a Fellowship Artist Award from the Tennessee Arts Commission and was recognized by Progressive Architecture and the Architectural League of New York. Kem was lead designer of the Tennessee Bicentennial Capitol Mall in Nashville, and composed a book documenting the monumental endeavor entitled A Long Path: The Search for a Bicentennial Landmark. In recognition of design excellence and professional accomplishments, Kem was elected in 1998 to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows. In 2004 he was selected as a Peer Professional in the GSA National Design Excellence Program. His outside interests include drawing, photography, history, and hiking.
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee, 1977
Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1981
Ecole des Beaux arts, Paris, summer program, 1981
Tennessee Arts Commission Individual Visual Artist Fellowship, 1987
LEED Accredited Professional