L-R; Scott Hatley, Sue Madden, Walt Reed, Jennifer Campbell, Metcalf Crump, ReJohn Lartigue, Virgina Norman, David Hoback.
The eight principals pictured above have invested an average of more than 30 years of dedicated service to the firm and to our community, providing in depth experience, energy and creativity in delivering their services to our clients each day.
Photo by: Creation Studios

Creating Inspired Architecture that Endures

In the words of Metcalf Crump, FAIA, Chairman and CEO of The Crump Firm Architects, “Since the Beginning in 1970, my vision for building a successful firm and a viable architectural practice centered on developing a strong team of talented and experienced architects and designers who possess a broad spectrum of skills and who collaborate harmoniously to serve our clients. At The Crump Firm, we believe our work is about more than providing our full range of services. Our greater goal each day is to continue developing a durable legacy of outstanding works of functionality and beauty, which will stand the test of time, in accordance with our Mission Statement: Creating Inspired Architecture That Endures. We think this is what the great Roman architect and author, Vitruvius (80 BC – 15 BC), intended in his famous quotation that great architecture must be comprised of “Commodity, Firmness, and Delight” which we interpret as Functionality, Durability, and Beauty.”

Triad Centre III, Highwoods Properties
Photo by: Jeffrey Jacobs

We are a well-established 48-year-old full-service architectural, interior design and planning firm with a 33 person staff, which has completed a broad-range of projects in 37 states. We are a highly experienced group of 10 talented architects and 11 creative designers who work together in project teams to solve problems and to serve an esteemed portfolio of clients while also serving our community.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Advanced Research Center
650,000 SF, 8 stories. To be completed 2021.

The Crump Firm History

Since 1970, The Crump Firm’s talented team has completed over 7,000 commissions while continuing its role as a leader in architecture, planning, and interior design. The firm’s architects have designed over 400 buildings including corporate headquarters, tenant office buildings, schools, religious facilities, college buildings, performing arts facilities, distribution facilities, government buildings, airport facilities, healthcare clinics, and in recent years, scientific research facilities. The Crump Firm’s interior designers have provided clients with thousands of tenant and corporate space plans and interior designs.

ALSAC | St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
285,000 SF, 10 stories. Completed 2018.

Since 1982, The Crump Firm has occupied 4,000 square feet at the ground floor of the historic 1908-era Businessmen’s Club at 81 Monroe Avenue in downtown Memphis. After launching its Interior Design department in 1993, the owners purchased the adjoining 83 Monroe Building with its four stories comprising of 5,600 usable square feet of space. With both buildings joined at the ground floor and mezzanine, The Crump Firm’s present 9,600-square foot headquarters is largely configured in an open two-story vertical studio, inspiring and enabling a high degree of collaboration among the firm’s architects, designers, and project managers.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Advanced Research Center Main Lobby

The Crump Firm’s Approach

The Crump Firm’s team members begin by listening carefully to their clients and to the ultimate users. They ask each client to describe his vision for the project in as much detail as possible and the stated goals and objectives to be achieved. After carefully noting and understanding any and all goals, they prepare a written Building Program. In the case of renovating and re-purposing older buildings, this serves as a blueprint allowing the Crump project team to analyze all the existing conditions involved.

Adams & Reese Law Offices
Photo by: Jeffrey Jacobs

Once a thorough understanding is established of each client’s requirements for a project, an equally thorough analysis of the site location is created. Upon receiving approval from the client of the Building Program, the team begins the creative process. Synthesis is the key. The disparate parts of the Building Program are fused into a logical composition that combines constituent elements into a unified entity.

From the outset of the “synthetic” design process, the team members remain steadfastly mindful of the spirit of the culture of the organization or group who will occupy the building. The design and vision process is always custom-tailored to fit the needs and characteristics of each client, including their unique space planning, master site planning, and building project requirements.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Kay Research and Care Center (left); the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration 335,000 SF, 7 stories (right). Completed 2014.

Firm Leaders

The Crump Firm is led by its founders, Metcalf Crump, FAIA, Chairman and CEO, and David Hoback, President. The two partners incorporated the business in 1985. Shortly thereafter, Scott Hatley joined the team as Senior Project Manager. The following year, Walt Reed, AIA, came onboard and now serves as Principal and Vice-President of Architecture. Rounding out the management team is Sue Madden, CFO and Office Manager; Virginia Norman, IIDA, Principal and Vice-President of Interior Design; Senior Architect and Principal ReJohn Lartigue; and Jennifer Campbell, IIDA, Senior Interior Designer and Associate Principal.

International Place Tower IV
Photo by: Jeffrey Jacobs

The firm’s principals lead a highly experienced group of creative and energetic architects and designers who work together to offer solutions, solve problems, and serve an esteemed portfolio of clients. The project teams work collaboratively to assure that each client’s vision is properly incorporated into the design and that all architectural and interior design services are fully integrated.

FedEx World Headquarters
Photo by: Jeffrey Jacobs

In addition to assisting their architects in designing a broad range of building types, Crump’s Interior Design department produces space plans and leasing services for more than 250 tenant offices annually. For many of these space planning projects the firm also provides interior design services including the selection of furniture and finish materials. The firm’s architects and interior designers often work integrally with their real estate developer clients to determine the feasibility of projects before moving forward on a commission.

Glankler Brown Law Offices
Photo by: Jeffrey Jacobs

Partial Portfolio of Clients
Non-Profit Clients —

Baptist College of Health Sciences
Baptist Memorial Hospital
Bellevue Baptist Church
Catholic Diocese of Memphis
Chi Omega Foundation
Church of the Holy Apostles
Church of the Holy Communion
City of Bartlett
City of Memphis
Delta Delta Delta National Headquarters
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Independent Presbyterian Church
Kappa Delta National Headquarters
Lausanne Collegiate School
Memphis City Schools
Memphis Cook Convention Center
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Memphis & Shelby County Airport Authority
Memphis & Shelby County Juvenile Court
Memphis Theological Seminary
Memphis University School
Naval Air Station, Millington, TN
Phi Mu Foundation
Porter Leath
Presbyterian Day School
Rhodes College
Salvation Army
Second Presbyterian Church
Shelby County Government
Shelby County Schools
St. Benedict at Auburndale High School
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Louis Catholic Church
St. Mary’s Episcopal School
Temple Israel
Tennessee Air National Guard
University of Memphis

Halloran Centre for the Performing Arts
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For-Profit Clients —

Accredo Health Group Inc.
Adams and Reese Law Firm
Allenberg Cotton Company
Apperson Crump Law Firm
Belz Enterprises
Boyle Investments
Butler Snow Law Firm
Campbell Clinic
Capital Realty
CBRE Memphis
Commercial Advisors
Davidson Hotel Company
Elvis Presley Enterprises
Evolve Bank & Trust
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Express Corporation
Federal Reserve Bank
First Tennessee Corporation
Glanker Brown Attorneys
Healthcare Realty Trust
Hertz Investment Group
Highwoods Properties
Hohenberg Cotton Company
Hunter Fan Company
In-Rel Properties
Johnson & Johnson
Jones Lang Lasalle
Lipscomb-Pitts Insurance
Martin Tate Morrow & Marston, PC.
Maybelline, Inc.
Medical Education Research Institute (MERI)
Medco Health Solutions Inc.
Memphis Gastro One
Memphis Heart Clinic
Memphis Light, Gas & Water
Olymbec USA
Ortho One
Paragon Bank
Physiotherapy Associates
Racquet Club of Memphis
Semmes Murphey Clinic
Smith & Nephew
Stern Cardiovascular Group
Thompson Dunavant, PLLC.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator
Time Warner Communications
UT Medical Group
West Clinic
Wunderlich Securities