Since its founding, b3studio has developed collaborative relationships with clients in the commercial, healthcare, mixed-use, and residential fields // It believes that all design fields are related and should not only coexist, but integrate themselves one into another // Consequently, in addition to architecture, b3 offers design services for master planning, land use analysis, interior design, and graphic design

The practice is distinguished by a commitment to solving challenges in built environments by the application of disciplined design principles and emergent technology // The firm provides efficient and responsive project management services while maintaining a high level of creative excellence



John Barnett


Originally from Indiana, John relocated to Nashville in 2003 // He received a Bachelor’s degree in both Architecture and Environmental Design from Ball State University, which included a study abroad in Southeast Asia and England

Prior to co-finding b3studio, John placed 12th among over 200 participants in the 2000 FEIDAD international design competition for his exploration of technology and its implementation in design // His work was subsequently published in Defining Digital Architecture in 2001 // He is a registered architect in Tennessee and Alabama and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Paul B. Bass Jr.


Paul’s professional experience includes a wide range of projects from healthcare master planning, institutional projects, multi-scale mixed use developments to a variety of commercial endeavors // This wide range of expertise has provided a unique all-encompassing vision linking programmatic resolution with design

A graduate of the University of Tennessee (B. Arch), Paul is a registered architect in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee //  He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Green Building Council – Middle Tennessee Chapter, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce

Ryan Shriber

Native of the Chicagoland area, Ryan Graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Architecture and a minor in Plant and Soil Science // While earning his degree, he had the opportunity to study architecture in England, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece // His thesis project proposed a sustainable urban development that would mitigate the negative effects of sprawl conditions in dense urban environment // Ryan relocated to Nashville in 2015

Sangita Walker

Sangita is a native of Kathmandu, Nepal where she is also a registered architect // She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Nepal Engineering College and a Master’s degree in Architecture from Ball State University in 2011 // She has a wide range of expertise including commercial, residential, and institutional design

Tom Hanlon

Originally from Florida, Tom brings a wide variety of skills to the b3 family including extensive knowledge of 3D production and modeling software, renderings, and animations // He has extensive experience in the production of residential, commercial, industrial, and retail design // Prior to joining b3, Tom founded a custom cabinetry company where he developed and integrated 3D modeling into the production process