Arman Tolentino, RA


Arman’s passion for quality urban design has translated well to the types of projects he has worked on since joining Smallwood in 2012, particularly the large-scale, mixed use projects in urban cores. In addition to mixed use, Arman has contributed to the design and management of architectural services for Multifamily, Office, Retail, Hospitality, Performing Arts, Convention Center, and Parking projects.

Arman excels at coordination of and communication with all team members. He also pays special attention to details and collaborates with the design team to create solutions that not only meet code and accessibility guidelines, but also the clients' budget, schedule and design goals. Arman is passionate about boiling down complex problems into practical, yet aesthetically-pleasing, design solutions that improve the user experience. Arman takes pride in conveying these solutions via easy-to-understand methods of communication, both verbally and through drawings, diagrams, and construction documents.

Arman graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Master of Architecture and Master of City & Regional Planning in 2011. He is a Registered Architect (RA) and is involved with the Atlanta Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He graduated from the ULI Atlanta Center for Leadership in 2021 and currently serves on the ULI Atlanta Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) Committee. As part of the TAP committee, Arman volunteers with designers, developers, investors, lenders, and real estate consultants to assist municipalities and non-profits with land use and real estate issues.

The JW Marriott Nashville turned out to become not only Nashville’s latest and greatest hotel to stay in, but it also delivers a serious design statement in the Nashville Cityscape.”

Peter Preisler
Project Manager
Turnberry Associates


Master of Architecture
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011

Master of City & Regional Planning
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011

Bachelor of Arts
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, 2006