PERSONNEL
Gregor Smee, AIA, NCARB, LEED - Principal

  • 2014-2017 4 Market Square/Knoxville Fellows Board Member
  • 2014-2019 Board of Appeals & Adjustments, City of Knoxville
  • 2009-2021 Elder, Fellowship Church
  • 2008-2017 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, NCARB - Principal

  • 2017: AIA National Strategic Council - Gult States Representative
  • 2016-2019: Board of Directors, East Tennessee Community Design Center
  • 2013 President, AIA Tennessee
  • 2012-2015: University of Tennessee Knox County Chapter Alumni Board Member
  • 2012-2016: Chair, Historic Zoning Commission, Knoxville, TN
  • 2009: Representative, Leadership Knoxville Class
  • 2006-2011: Historic Zoning Commission, Knoxville, TN
  • 2006-2008: Board Member, National Kidney Foundation of East Tennessee
  • 2000: President, AIA East Tennessee
  • 2000: Recepient of National Young Architects Forum Award
  • 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 served as the Chair of the Knox / Knox County Historic Zoning Commission and the AIA TN State President.

    Christopher King, NCARB
    Associate Architect
    Design Manager

  • 2010-2015: Construction Committee Chair, Friends of Forte Liberté
  • 2010-2015: Projects Manager, Friends of Forte Liberté
  • 2005-Present: Board of Directors, Friends of Forte Liberté
  • 2008-Present: Deacon, Redeamer Church Knoxville
  • 2005-Present: Friends of Forte Liberté

  • 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.

    Tiffany Gentry, Assoc. AIA, NCARB
    Associate Architect

  • 2016-Present: Member, AIA Membership Committee
  • 2014-Present: Member, AIA East Tennessee
  • 2002-Present: Member, Knoxville K Squares
  • 2003-2008: Leadership & Demo Team, Premier Martial Arts
  • 2001-2008: Member, East West Karate/Premier Martial Arts

  • Tiffany N. Gentry was raised in the Karns community of Knoxville, TN. During middle school and high school she actively practiced Kempo Karate, XMA, Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga and Muay Thai Kickboxing. She received her First Degree Black Belt in 2005. After high school graduation she attended the University of Tennessee Architecture + Design Program where she participated in Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society and was a Teaching Assistant for several architecture courses. With a desire to stay local and better her community, she graduated from UTK in 2013 and sought jobs in Knoxville, finding a home as a designer at Smee+Busby Architects. Tiffany is currently working on her license while participating on the AIA Membership Committee. She is an active member in the Double K Squares, a local Knoxville square dance community, and enjoys all types of exercise in her free time.

    Michelle Mokry, Assoc. AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
    Associate Architect

  • 2015-Present: Member, AIA East Tennessee
  • 2015-2016: Project Coordinator, University of Tennessee College of Architecture HRSA Appalachian Disaster Relief Program
  • 2015-2016: Speical Event Coordinator, University of Tennessee College of Architecture 50th Anniversary Celebration

  • Michelle R. Mokry joined Smee+Busby Architects in 2015 and brought with her a wealth of knowledge and skill in architecture, interiors, and graphic design. After working with the University of Tennessee Architecture Program as the project coordinator for the HRSA Appalachian Disaster Relief Grant, Michelle put her design and organization skills to work as a project coordinator and designer at SBA. She is an active member of the Architecture community and has coordinated several UTK Architecture events such as the Architecture + Design’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

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