The fact that a museum of fine arts commissioned him to design and execute some of its most visible interior appointments tells us a lot about Herndon & Merry designer P. J. Maxwell.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts chose him from among five finalists to design and produce its 12-foot-square donor recognition wall of steel, glass, transparencies and lighting. Among other projects for the museum, he created benches of metal and leather for the galleries and restored the 65-year-old Art Deco grillwork in the building.

Currently, he is designing architectural metalwork for the owners of some of America’s finest homes, frequently going on-site to discuss their needs and directing installation.

P. J. already had more than 12 years of experience and had owned and operated his own successful architectural metalwork company before joining Herndon & Merry in 2003. The innate talent, design expertise and experience he brings to the company make him an invaluable member of the H&M design team.