PERSONNEL
Gregor Smee, AIA, NCARB, LEED - Principal

  • 2014-2019 Board of Appeals & Adjustments, City of Knoxville
  • 2009-2013 Elder, Fellowship Church
  • 2008-2014 Board Pres., The WordPlayers Theatre Co.
  • 2011-2012 Board Member, Market Square District Assoc.
  • 2005-2009 Board of Directors, Lindsay Young YMCA
  • 2006 President, AIA East Tennessee
  • 2005 Dir. of Mentoring Prog. with UT AIAS
  • 2005 & 2007 State Board of Directors, AIA Tennessee
  • 2001-2007 AIA Design Awards Chair, East Tennessee
  • 2001-2007 Board of Directors, AIA East Tennessee
  • Gregor R. Smee has over 25 years of professional experience in architecture. He has held licenses in 40 states across the United States. Born, raised and educated in California, he has lived in East Tennessee since 1993 with his wife and daughters. Gregor's expertise includes commercial, educational, religious and housing project experience. In 2004 he established Smee Architecture Inc. on historic Market Square in downtown Knoxville. The following year Scott Busby joined as a partner and the name was changed to Smee+Busby Architects, P.C. Gregor received his Bachelors of Architecture from California Polytechnic State Univ. in 1987.

    J. Scott Busby, AIA - Principal

  • 2013 President - AIA Tennessee
  • 2012-Present: University of Tennessee Knox County Chapter Alumni Board Member
  • 2012-Present: Chair - Historic Zoning Commission, Knoxville, TN
  • 2006-Present: Historic Zoning Commission, Knoxville, TN
  • 2006-2008: Board Member, National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee
  • 2000: President, AIA East Tennessee
  • 1994-2000: Board member-AIA East Tennessee
  • 1998: Chair - National Young Architects Forum
  • 1992: Chair/Founder-AIA East Tennessee Young Architects Forum

  • J. Scott busby brings more than 25 years of experience on a variety of project types, including collegiate, health care, religious, educational and commercial buildings. Scott is the recipient of numerous local and state awards and received the 2000 AIA Young Architects Award, given to only five recipients nationwide. Scott received his Bachelors of Architecture with Honors from the University of Tennessee in 1987, where he was a member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society and the Dean's Student Advisory Council. Scott is currently the Chair of the Knox / Knox County Historic Zoning Commission and the AIA TN State President.

    Robert Marlino, Assoc. AIA
    Production Manager
    Robert received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1985. His interests include Urban Design and Historic Preservation. He is a member of the Congress for the New Urbanism, as well as the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Robert is a member of the Knox Heritage Society, where he is an active participant on the Vintage Homes Committee. His project experience includes Hospitality, Medical, Historic Renovation.

    Christopher King
    Design Manager
    Raised in the mountains of West Virginia, Christopher came down the Appalachian chain to attend school at the University of Tennessee in 1998. Upon receiving his Bachelor of Architecture in 2003, he worked in construction and development as project manager to "see the other side of the building process." Christopher returned to architecture when he joined Smee+Busby in 2005 as a designer. Chris is currently working towards his license and teaching classes at the UT School of Architecture and Design. He is also working extensively in Haiti, designing and supervising the construction of schools, clinics, and an orphanage.

    "Self-satisfaction is the death of progress."...Charles Spurgeon