Upland Design Group (UDG) was chartered as a Tennessee Professional Corporation in the Spring of 1977. The firm was the first architectural firm in Crossville and was among the earliest firms in the Upper Cumberland area. Early projects included local churches, banks and schools in and around Cumberland and adjacent Counties. As the firm steadily grew from the original four employees to the eleven of today, our market area expanded North/South to the Tennessee borders and East/West toward the larger markets. All the while, UDG brought the rural conservative perspective of our hometown communities to our quality professional services for a variety of community infrastructure projects. In the early 80's the practice emerged as a leader in Tennessee school design.
The staff of UDG has consistently grown and our staff turnover is much lower than industry standard. Derrick Clemow AIA has been a part of the growth since incorporation and has been a key principal over the last 38 years. In 1990 Kim Chamberlin AIA LEED AP joined the firm and became a key principal. Brian Templeton AIA LEED AP joined the firm in 2002. Most recently, Allen Hill RRC, CDT, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C has become the newest principal to round out the leadership staff. Today UDG has five registered architects.
Over 38 years of experience in the profession has led to over 900 completed projects and each one has had a role in the successful identity and reputation we have today.