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EOA Architects

SAY IT LOUD - Tennessee Exhibitor​
Tennessee Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

The ability to create impact in varied scales through design inspires me – from transforming one’s habitat to other’s social environment.



Shailee Shah is an Architectural and Urban Designer at EOA Architects and an Architecture and Urban Design graduate from Columbia University, New York. With a strong background in Architecture and Planning, she is passionate about design’s potential to amplify community voices and innovate designs to empower neighborhoods and cities to thrive. Her work and research range from large-scale master planning to community-focused design to foster social capital and sustainability.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Born in a small city in western India, I stood at the center of a developing nation and witnessed rapid urbanization and infrastructural growth everywhere around me. The complexities of these growing metropolitan areas fascinated my mind.

What do you do?

I work with a talented team to design and innovate habitual spaces that uplift people and communities.

What excites you in the work you do? 

Working and collaborating with different people and organizations with various backgrounds is always exciting

Who or what inspires you professionally? 

The ability to create impact in varied scales through design inspires me – from transforming one’s habitat to other’s social environment.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

In the past year, I have served as a Special Initiatives Ambassador for the AIA EP Committee. I curated events/projects that foster connection and collaboration across architects and designers locally in Nashville.

Featured Project Name: 

Ten 21 at Five Points

Featured Project Location: 

Nashville, Tennessee

Featured Project Completion Date: 


Role in Featured Project: 

Project Designer

Featured Project Description:

Originally built as the Russell Street Presbyterian Church, Ten 21 was home to several church congregations, a funeral home and most recently the YCAP of East Nashville. The 1911 gabled structure lost two levels of the four-story masonry tower to a tornado. Restoration includes re-creating the tower as well as half-round windows in the former sanctuary that were lost. When completed, the 6,000 sqft addition will provide accessibility, a new resturant, and additional office and retail space.

Photography Credit:

Frost Visualizations and EOA Architects

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