Partner Profile: Iain Shriver

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Iain Shriver is a registered architect in the State of Tennessee and joined Southeast Venture in 2014 after graduating from Auburn University. He recently became a partner of Southeast Venture Design and has contributed extensive knowledge and experience to a number of projects with Southeast Venture. His specialties include multi-family, project management, and site planning. An active member of the Urban Land Institute Iain currently serves as co-chair of the Nashville chapter’s Housing Action Council.

Here’s more about Iain:

How do you feel about your new status as a partner with Southeast Venture? 

It is definitely an exciting undertaking with a steep learning curve. I am thankful for the mentoring that Paul Plummer has given us leading up to this point, and it is a plus that he is still close by for us to bounce ideas off of.

What is your favorite project that you’ve worked on with Southeast Venture so far?

It is hard to call it a favorite, but I am happiest with how Eastside Heights turned out. This was the first project that I undertook as the lead, so there is a lot of excitement in the memories of having to learn and adapt on the fly. It is probably the project where I had the most creative freedom in the design and detailing, and the one that I nitpick the least while driving by. 

What are you most passionate about professionally? 

Professionally, my passion revolves around housing. There is a huge need for accessible housing options for people at all income levels, and for those options to be where people work and play. Most of the hurdles to providing these kinds of opportunities lie outside the traditional realm of architecture but impact the design and development process at many different stages. Because of this, I feel it is important for us to have open discussion about the policies and practices that can help or deter this kind of community creation.

How do you spend your time when you aren’t working?

My wife and I have tried to take one big trip each year, work in as many long weekend getaways as we can, and make it back to Boston at least once a year for some Mike’s Pastries and seafood. No matter where we go, food is always a priority and is our way of exploring new locations.

What would be your personal motto?

 “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” – Ricky Bobby