Throughout a 15-year relationship, our firm has tremendously benefited from the creativity and responsiveness of Smith Architecture. Wayne’s open-minded “deal-making” approach to problem solving and customer service regularly helps us and our property owners differentiate ourselves from the competition and close transactions efficiently. There is almost no other business that more exemplifies the phrase “time is money” and Smith Architecture virtually always save our firm time. Be it in code compliance review, minor retrofit, initial upfit or total project design. Triad Commercial Properties and our clients always benefit by engaging Smith Architecture.
Thomas W. Townes, CCIM, SIOR
Triad Commercial Properties, LLC
I think the most important thing Wayne has done with us over many years is to take a concept and create a product far beyond our imagination yet workable in a practical sense, retaining enough of the original idea, thus creating a team effort feeling.
Wayne Smith and I began a project on a gutted out building at 320 South Elm Street in July 2005. What we hoped to do was to turn an old building in to a modern industrial space to be used as a functional hair salon.What we got was a fantastically functional modern space that 4 years later serves us well on a daily basis. Wayne Smith was wonderful to work with. I felt that I received very individualized and personal attention to detail. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this project with Wayne Smith and would recommend his services to anyone. Thanks for a fantastic experience, I enjoy your work on a daily basis.
I have worked on three projects with Wayne Smith at Smith Architecture, two as owner/GC and one as GC. I continue to look to Wayne for advice and design services with all my new projects. Since the first job we did together, Wayne worked to understand both my business and my budget, and to develop designs that meshed with both. I have learned to trust his aesthetic sense as well as his cost trade-off recommendations. The results have been fantastic, with facilities that my customers rave about, that my employees find easy to work inside, and that my bankers are comfortable financing. I recommend Wayne and his team with the highest confidence. Martin SinozichPlanet Fitness
Smith Architecture captured the essence of Studio B at The Broach and expressed the chic, contemporary characteristics and traits of this space in a beautiful design. The urban design was spot on for the look and feel we wanted to achieve and provided a seamless fit for our cosmopolitan event space.
Studio B at the Broach
Smith Architecture worked closely with us to develop the bar and grill at Grey's Tavern. Wayne provided multiple designs and drawings during our planning phase. His design utilized features of the existing structure, built in 1892, to maintain the essence of the original building. The attention to detail has provided us with a space that is not only functional, but also captures the feel of an old world tavern.
Grey & Stephanie Davis
I would like to take this opportunity to tell you how much you helped me with the plans on my building. After two other architects worked on this project, you were able to find a way in which we could utilize the existing historical stairwell, saving us the expense and loss of square footage a new stairwell would have cost the project. In the arrangement of the units, your stacking the alignment of baths and kitchens I am certain you will save us more in money and labor. You have been a pleasure to work with,and I am looking forward to working with you during the completion of this project.
We could not have been more pleased with the work of Smith Architecture. They took all our requirements and wants into consideration, while adding their own expertise to the project.
M33 Integrated Solutions
Auto manufacturers have certain guidlines when a dealer builds a new facility. Sometimes they are not always cost effective. Wayne has done a great job in looking at alternatives to save cost and presenting those ideas to Kia with valid arguments to justify the change. I feel he and his staff have done their best to design my new facility as cost effective as possible without taking the quality away.
Carolina Automotive Group
Smith Architecture was a great help throughout this process. Wayne puts much thought and consideration into giving the owner what they want and truly need while integrating good clean design. He takes a great deal of pride in his work and it shows.
Bell Architectural Windows