In 1985, Terry Bates, an architect from Nashville, Tennessee established a firm of creative minds that has led to the comission of diverse structures and spaces across the country. Designing in a timeless fashion, J. Terry Bates & Associates, Inc. uniquely joins people together in spaces that become truly dynamic because of architectural persuasion. J. Terry Bates & Associates, Inc. form an enterprise in architecture that embraces the human element of activity.