Kem Hinton, Beta Sigma 1977, earns 2014 Significant Sig Award
Kem's Bio (2014):
Kem Hinton, FAIA (U.T., 1977) is founding partner with Seab Tuck (Auburn, 1975) of Tuck-Hinton Architects. He was born in Nashville and raised in Murfreesboro. Kem received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee. At Beta Sigma chapter, Kem was Pro Consul and received the LG Balfour Regional Award. Later he received his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kem and Seab established their architectural firm in 1984. Kem’s designs include the Tennessee Bicentennial Mall, TSU Campus Center, Montgomery Bell Academy, Admissions Building at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Center, Alpha Psi Chapter House renovation, MTSU Sports Hall of Fame, and Tennessee World War II Memorial. His current projects include Wings of Liberty Museum at Ft. Campbell, Platinum-targeted LEED home, and Tennessee State Library & Archives. For their design accomplishments and awards, Kem and Seab were both inducted into the AIA College of Fellows in 1998.
Kem authored A Long Path: The Search for a Tennessee Bicentennial Landmark, a hardback book on the design of the 19-acre Tennessee Bicentennial Mall. He also prepared “The Most Sacred Place on Earth: Jerusalem’s Temple Mount,” an accredited continuing education class delivered twice at AIA National Conventions.
Kem is a member of Downtown Nashville Rotary Club, Belle Meade United Methodist Church, Leadership Nashville, Leadership Middle Tennessee, and U.T. College of Architecture Advisory Board. He is married to Marilyn Mabry Hinton and has son, T.J., a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University.