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Binkley Garcia Architecture joins GMC in Nashville

February 8, 2022 · Announcements

Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of architecture and interior design firm Binkley Garcia Architecture in Nashville.

Founded in 2000 by Joseph Binkley and Roy Garcia, Binkley Garcia provides architectural services, interior design, master planning and graphic design. Their primary focus has been educational, commercial and church architecture for clients throughout middle Tennessee and across the state. Some of the firm’s most recent projects include Goodlettsville Elementary School; Metro Baptist Church; Plainview Elementary School, recipient of the 2021 Tennessee School Boards Association’s School of the Year Award; and Redeemer Classical Academy.

“The high character and integrity of the individuals are what excite me most about the Binkley Garcia team joining GMC,” GMC CEO Jeffrey Brewer said. “Our core values and culture seem to be a great fit.”

GMC is one of the Southeast’s most comprehensive multidisciplined architecture and engineering firms, with local offices in Nashville and Franklin. Its suite of services includes architecture, interior design, civil engineering, environmental services, landscape architecture, planning, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, electrical engineering and disaster recovery. Among the firm’s most recent notable projects in the area are the newly-completed AC Hotel by Marriott Nashville Brentwood; Middle Tennessee State University Student Athlete Performance Center, currently under design; Vanderbilt University Men and Women’s Game-Day Basketball Locker Room renovation; and Paris Landing Inn Replacement, which is slated for completion in April.

Combining the Binkley Garcia and GMC teams further enhances both firms’ capabilities and the services they can provide to existing and prospective clients. While GMC has an established local office in Nashville, the merger fortifies its architecture team in Tennessee, and provides the Binkley Garcia team with an additional depth of resources through GMC’s in-house disciplines.

“We are excited to bring Binkley Garcia on board and for what our teams can accomplish together,” Sara Butler, GMC Senior Vice President of Architecture in Nashville, said. “Joining forces with another powerhouse firm here in Nashville presents a wealth of new opportunities for our staff and clients and will allow us to further impact our communities.”

Binkley will serve as GMC’s Regional Vice President in Nashville, and Garcia will take on the role of Vice President of Architecture in Nashville.

“We believe our design philosophy and commitment to high-level service are aligned with the hallmarks of GMC’s vision. As we integrate our teams, we look forward to furthering our relationships with clients who entrust us with realizing their aspirations, as well as building new client relationships,” Binkley and Garcia said in a joint statement.

Binkley Garcia’s team has moved into GMC’s Nashville office, located at 3310 West End Avenue. The firms have been working on integration plans to ensure a seamless transition for team members, clients and consultants over the next few months.