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Hunter Gee


For nearly 30 years, Hunter Gee has committed his career to building great communities.  In 2016, Hunter was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects for his achievements in urban design and master planning mixed-use projects, Traditional Neighborhood Developments, urban revitalization and mixed-income communities.

Hunter’s laboratory for building great cities is his home, Nashville, Tennessee, where he has been involved in revitalization efforts throughout the city.  Following a devastating tornado in 1998, Hunter oversaw the AIA’s East Nashville R/UDAT (Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team) which set the stage for the revitalization of one of Nashville’s most overlooked urban neighborhoods.  Hunter led the master-planning efforts for The Gulch, the first LEED ND Certified project in the South and his team recently completed the master plan to transform Chattanooga’s largest public housing community into a mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhood.  

Hunter served as the Chairman for Nashville’s Urban Land Institute, as President of the Board for the Nashville Civic Design Center, and as a Metro Planning and Historic Zoning Commissioner.  Hunter graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design.