ABOUT Studio HTL
Studio HTL is an ever-evolving group of multi-talented professionals,
deeply inspired by collaboration,
to incorporate the most innovative design solutions, technologies, and ideas
to better create our communities and built environments.
Our people come from a range of backgrounds, and
We value the varied perspectives, experiences, and expertise they bring to their work.
WHAT WE DO
HOSPITALITY & MIXED USE
Todd Daugherty Assoc. AIA
As founder and Principal of Studio HTL, Todd has focused his attention to the built environment through a commitment to service, value and design. He established the design studio based on the principles of sustainable design with the firm belief that good design is good business. Todd will guide and help the firm to design projects extending throughout the country.
Todd interest in design and the built environment inspired him to pursue studies in architecture after a full career as a bio-medical company owner. He has also serve proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps. His passion for architecture led him to pursue a degree at the New School of Architecture + Design in San Diego where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture Degree.
Todd has experience with a broad variety of building types including residential, commercial, multi-family, education, hospitality & entertainment.
Audrey Horne Director of INterior Design
As Director of Interior Design of Studio HTL, Audrey focuses on the interior design part of the project while maintaining a high level of creativity from schematic design to completion. As a detail-oriented individual, she is constantly seeking inspiration from nature, historical buildings and human creation combined with the client’s requirements. Audrey utilizes nature’s hue, organic elements, and the creative mind, which brings a unique element of surprise to each project.
Audrey has Interior design experience throughout the southeast which consist of hotel, restaurant, health care, high-end residential, senior living and commercial design.
Audrey graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in interior design. Audrey has a second and third bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Business School of University of South Carolina. She is the member of NEWH-The Hospitality Industry Network. She speaks fluent English and Mandarin.
Thomas J. Smith IV, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
As a Principal and Senior Architect Thomas works closely with clients, consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies to ensure the highest quality in the design, coordination and execution of projects. His collaborative and solution-focused approach to project management fosters strong team relationships and champions the core Studio HTL values of innovative design and technical expertise throughout all phases of a project.
In his 22 years of Architecture experience, Thomas has overseen and developed projects in a variety of market sectors across the southeast, including hospitality, office, multi-family residential, commercial, education, retail and healthcare.
Thomas is an active member of the American Institutes of Architects (AIA). He is also a LEED Accredited Professional and certified with NCARB. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) from University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a BS, Design from Clemson University.
VADA PHILLIPS, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER