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Nine12 Architects was formed in 2015 by wife + husband, Kaitlyn Smous + Martin Wieck. They are licensed Architects and have a passion for residential architecture, especially historic homes. They both graduated from the University of Notre Dame and have been married since 2014. They have two young kids, two very energetic dogs (Lia + Larry), and live in a historic brick cottage in East Nashville.

Rachel graduated with her Bachelor's of Architecture from the University of Tennessee in 2018, and upon graduating she moved back to her hometown of Nashville, TN, and began her professional career working on commercial projects in and around Nashville. She transitioned to residential work in 2021 when she joined Nine12 Architects, and thoroughly enjoys designing at the scale of the home and working on projects in the city that she grew up in. Rachel is passionate about historic preservation and sustainable design, which lead her to become a LEED Green Associate in 2018. Outside of work, Rachel enjoys traveling, weaving, and sharing meals with friends.

We strive to be accessible, down to earth, energetic, and we want the process to be as transparent as possible. We believe that you should have the opportunity to hire an architect for any sized project and we typically charge by the hour so our fee fits with the size of your project. We are located in East Nashville and have experience with projects of every size, from interior renovations, to backyard studios, to new houses and developments. We also have extensive experience (400+ projects) in historic Nashville neighborhoods and know the ins and out of the permitting process. We look forward to working with you and creating a fantastic place to live, work, or play.
Below Photos of Kaitlyn and Martin: Jessica Amerson

Kaitlyn Smous
Martin Wieck
Owner + Architect

Rachel Elbon
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