Daniel Bear Hunley with Chad James Group

Chad James Group

After years working with design luminaries, Chad James carved his own path establishing an architectural consulting and design firm in Nashville, Tennessee. His creativity flourished at a young age with a Legos set and a dream to build beautiful things. Since then Chad has lived by the motto "If it's not fun, I'm not doing it." This principle influences his work and ensures that his design projects are enjoyable for all involved.

As the founder and principal of Chad James Group, Chad is a purveyor of meticulous detail and the mark of his reputation manifests when the graphite touches paper. From initial client meeting to the moment clients walk through their doors, Chad crafts tailored spaces that encapsulate a fine balance of technique and personality. Chad leads his talented team in articulating the architecture and interiors to live their best moment.

With a rich portfolio, Chad James Group works to create custom residential and commercial construction including bespoke boutique hotels, refined restaurants, and perfectly appointed homes. The internationally recognized firm has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Traditional Home, and Billboard Magazine to name a few. Award-winning designer Chad James was honored as a 2017 Rising Star of Design by Traditional Home.

 
     Brynna Vos Spain Associate Designer    Quick to smile, even tempered, and flexible, Brynna is the dedicated nurturer of the team. From Pella, Iowa, by way of Jackson, Tennessee, she is a dedicated mother to her two boys, Luke & Benjamin, with her husband Bart. She's extremely thoughtful in her approach to design.   "If they never think about how many steps it takes them to move around the kitchen, or how a door swings into a room, or the reach for storage from the bathroom vanity, then I’ve done my job well because living in that space is effortless."    

 

Brynna Vos Spain
Associate Designer

Quick to smile, even tempered, and flexible, Brynna is the dedicated nurturer of the team. From Pella, Iowa, by way of Jackson, Tennessee, she is a dedicated mother to her two boys, Luke & Benjamin, with her husband Bart. She's extremely thoughtful in her approach to design. "If they never think about how many steps it takes them to move around the kitchen, or how a door swings into a room, or the reach for storage from the bathroom vanity, then I’ve done my job well because living in that space is effortless."

 

     Laura Amiralian   Jr. Designer   Born in a small town in Ohio Amish country, Laura is the office realist who uses her snark to keep the team grounded. With 3 years of experience at CJG under her belt, she excels during the drawing stage, where she dreams up unique designs that are a custom fit for our clients. She also loves playing with texture. "Neutral palettes can become so luxurious when you introduce rich texture into the design."

 

Laura Amiralian
Jr. Designer

Born in a small town in Ohio Amish country, Laura is the office realist who uses her snark to keep the team grounded. With 3 years of experience at CJG under her belt, she excels during the drawing stage, where she dreams up unique designs that are a custom fit for our clients. She also loves playing with texture. "Neutral palettes can become so luxurious when you introduce rich texture into the design."

     Courtney Daily Intern    Courtney is the baby of the CJG Team, but don't let her dainty looks fool you. She comes to us with a background in sculpture and feels right at home with a welding mask and metal-working tools. She strives to always be prepared for any situation and keeps a bag filled various craft-supplies and power tools at the ready.  Her curiosity and drive to learn is putting her on the right course to be a cherished member of the CJG team.

 

Courtney Daily
Intern

Courtney is the baby of the CJG Team, but don't let her dainty looks fool you. She comes to us with a background in sculpture and feels right at home with a welding mask and metal-working tools. She strives to always be prepared for any situation and keeps a bag filled various craft-supplies and power tools at the ready. Her curiosity and drive to learn is putting her on the right course to be a cherished member of the CJG team.

     Jeremiah Owens   Administrative Support    Jeremiah is the man who keeps the controlled chaos of the office in check. He's the gatekeeper, the scheduler, and the record keeper. If it needs managing, he's going to manage. When you call the office, he's the friendly voice on the line ready to help solve any problems. He's calm and deliberate, two skills that keep the CJG machine running smoothly.

 

Jeremiah Owens
Administrative Support

Jeremiah is the man who keeps the controlled chaos of the office in check. He's the gatekeeper, the scheduler, and the record keeper. If it needs managing, he's going to manage. When you call the office, he's the friendly voice on the line ready to help solve any problems. He's calm and deliberate, two skills that keep the CJG machine running smoothly.