Celebrating 20 Years

Posted on December 30th, 2015

Earlier this month at The Preston Partnership’s annual holiday party, we celebrated our company’s 20th year in business. We took a look back at our humble beginnings as a small retail firm, and the journey of change and growth that brought us to where we are today as the seventh largest architectural firm in Atlanta. The last 20 years have been filled with some amazing projects, great clients, tough economic cycles, hard-learned lessons, and a lot of laughter to get us through it all.

To properly celebrate this auspicious occasion, we surprised our founder and CEO, Bob Preston, with a light hearted “Celebrity Roast” by a few VIPs who have been longtime clients and friends of The Preston Partnership (see photos below). Each of these roasters has played a key role in the success of our firm over the last 20 years, and we are grateful for their hilarious (and often relentless) roasting of our Vision Keeper!

With the New Year upon us, we are excited about where we are and what has been accomplished in 2015: our quality assurance program is humming along smoothly, our technology platform has been expanded, we have an incredibly talented staff and our documents are stronger than ever. We look forward to a healthy pipeline of projects and another year of measured growth with a great deal of fun along the way.

The Preston Partnership would like to extend our thanks and gratitude to everyone who has been a part of our success over the last 20 years: our staff, clients, consultants, vendors, and competitors – we would not be where we are today without you. We wish you all a wonderful holiday and a blessed and prosperous new year!

Bill Bassett with Cousins Properties has history with Bob that goes back over 25 years. John Long of South City Partners was part of the team that gave us our first high rise project in 2001.
Chris Cassidy of Lennar helped give us our very first multifamily projects when we worked for Post Properties back in 1997. Nelson Sexton of Hodges & Hicks worked with us on most of our high rise projects in the last cycle with RJ Griffin and later JE Dunn.
Andy Preston, our Chief Financial Officer and brother of Bob
Preston, honored his big brother with some scathingly hilarious
poetry!

To see how much difference 20 years makes, some of our staff submitted photos of themselves from 20 years ago. We had a blast looking back and trying to figure out who was who!

“For many years, we have considered The Preston Partnership one of our preferred design professionals, from the accuracy of their planning and preliminary density studies, through design document production, to coordination with the Owner and Contractor team during construction.  We always look to find more business to do with Preston’s team given our long-standing relationship….we see them as a partner in every project, not just a third party consultant.”
– Michael Blair, Pollack Shores Real Estate Group