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"SOME PEOPLE LOOK AT MY WORK AND SAY, ‘YOUR ARCHITECTURE DOESN’T BELONG HERE.’ I LOOK AT THEM AND THINK, YOU’RE TOTALLY WRONG."

responsible for introducing him to a whole new world outside the rolling green pasture. From a young age, Price was fascinated with the design world, though it took him some time to find the exact path to take. “I was torn between painting, sculpture, and architecture,” he says, looking outside the dining room window. As fate would have it, due to a mishap in the mailing system, he says, “My portfolios didn’t get to the MFA programs in time. But I ended up getting into all the architecture schools I applied to.” Taking this as a sign, he concluded that architecture was the most logical career choice. “In the back of my mind, I kept thinking, I love to play guitar. I love to paint. I love to do all these things. But architecture is a profession, and I’m still designing and creating. It’s easier to make a living.” While the path he chose may be lucrative, it’s his clients that make his career so worthwhile. They tend to be like him—fearless and eager to venture out into the unknown. He sees architecture as a chance to collaborate with people’s needs and preferences. After all, they are the ones who will hopefully be enjoying the fruits of his labor. “I have a friend that says the best way to tell if a building is successful is to throw a party and see how people interact with the space,” he tells me. “You’ll find the most successful public spaces are places where people want to hang out.” It’s easy to see that this guy, setting his beverage next to a small (and pristinely crafted) model of his next project, knows what he’s doing. But when it comes to design and architecture, the best don’t just know their work—they live it. Being an architect isn’t something he can just turn off; it’s the lens through which he views the world around him, with his philosophy and perspective following him everywhere he goes. It’s fearless confidence

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Native | March 2013 | Nashville, TN  

The Green Issue featuring Nashville's Roderick Bailey (Silly Goose), Modern Arks, Kendra DeColo, Hanzelle, 8th & Roast, Ride for Reading, Ha...

Native | March 2013 | Nashville, TN  

The Green Issue featuring Nashville's Roderick Bailey (Silly Goose), Modern Arks, Kendra DeColo, Hanzelle, 8th & Roast, Ride for Reading, Ha...