About Kline Swinney and Associates

Architecture is a service profession which offers the expertise and integrity of those responsible for the firm’s success.
— Robert Swinney


In 1956 Burney Tucker opened his architectural firm.  Burney was a high school all-state football star, who, during World War II, served as a pilot in the Marine Corps' "Black Sheep Squadron" receiving a number of awards and medals.  Following the addition of David Kline in 1972, the firm name was changed to Tucker Kline Associates.  With the passing of Mr. Tucker and the merger with Robert L. Swinney & Associates in 1986, the firm became Kline Swinney Associates.  After the tragic death of David Kline in 2017, Bart Kline followed in his father's footsteps and became a partner in the firm.  Today, with over 60 years of experience in the fields of Architecture, Planning and Interior Design, we have designed projects from Massachusetts to Arizona and from Wisconsin to South Florida, ranging in size from Big Papa’s Barber & Beauty Shop to the Region 2 and 3 Headquarters for the Tennessee Department of Transportation.  Project types include federal, state and municipal government work, retail, education, multi-family residential, corporate offices, industrial, criminal justice, performing arts centers, health care facilities, laboratories, financial institutions, religious facilities, etc.


Serving the client well is what we’re all about.  Designing facilities that enhance the quality of life while fulfilling the practical requirements set forth by our clients is work we take very seriously, but at the same time, truly enjoy.  We are still fascinated by the field of architecture and we want our clients to be as proud of the facilities that we design for them as we are in having created that design.


  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Cost Estimating
  • LEED Certification