Walt Reed, AIA

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Walt Reed, AIA | Vice President - Architecture, Principal


For more than 30 years, Mr. Reed has served The Crump Firm's clients as Project Director or Project Architect on projects involving new buildings, master planning, office programming, space planning and interior design. As Vice President of Architecture, he leads the day to day activities of the architectural design staff. Walt’s primary areas of experience are in healthcare, educational, governmental, corporate, recreational, DoD, and other large projects.

Walt was responsible for managing the design effort of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s new Kay Research and Care Center, along with the Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration. Walt also directed the design of the new ALSAC Office Building, completed 2018, and for the last two years has led the design team for the new St. Jude Advanced Research Center set for completion in 2021. Previously Walt managed the Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic HQ Relocation design team, which renovated and built out 300,000 square feet of office, conference center, and lab space. He served as Project Architect for design and as Program Manager for the $242-million new Tennessee Air National Guard Base at Memphis International Airport. On all of these projects, Walt has conducted extensive programming phases, and has managed the efforts of large teams of engineers and special consultants.


Master of Architecture
Georgia Tech  - Atlanta, GA 
Bachelor of Science, Architecture
Georgia Tech - Atlanta, GA

Notable Projects

University of Memphis
FedEx Institute of Technology +
Athletic Complex Master Plan
Student Recreation Complex
Tennessee Air National Guard +
Base Relocation – II Buildings
Temple Israel
Early Childhood Facility +
Welcome Center & Social Hall
Administrative Offices +
St. Mary’s Episcopal School +
Activities Building
Classroom Additions
Performing Arts Center
New Upper School
New Early Childhood & Lower School
St. Louis Catholic Church +
Sanctuary Expansion
Fellowship Hall
Recreation Center
Campus Master Plan
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Advanced Research Center +
ALSAC Corporate Headquarters +
Kay Research & Care Center / Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education & Collaboration +
Campus Planning Studies
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church +
Family Life Center
St. Benedict at Auburndale High School +
Additions and Renovations
Smith & Nephew
Orthopedic Division Headquarters
Surgical Skills Facility
Conference Center +
Church of the Holy Communion
Campus Master Plan 
Sanctuary Expansion
New Chapel
Parish Hall
Second Presbyterian Church +
Master Plan
Administrative Office & Conference Center
Recreation Center & Athletic Fields
Youth Center
New Sanctuary
Fellowship Hall
Presbyterian Day School +
Recreation & Fitness Center
Early Childhood Center
Conference Center
Outdoor Recreation Complex
Memphis Jewish Community Center +
Additions & Renovations
Memphis International Airport
Federal Inspection Station
Concourse Expansions
Lausanne Collegiate School +
Recreation & Media Center
Campus Master Plan
Administrative Offices
New Upper School
Juvenile Court of Memphis & Shelby County
Independent Presbyterian Church
Halloran Centre +
Performing Arts Classrooms & Office Wing
Training Center
Publishing Services Center & Offices
FedEx Institute at U of M

Professional Registration

Tennessee, Architect