Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architect

Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architect

Architects from Atlanta, GA, United States
Our firm opened its doors in 1971 as a practice beginning with small projects, typically quirky in nature, requiring out of the box solutions. Evolving over nearly five decades and influenced by the varied interests of the first and second generation partners, our resulting body of work represents a wide range of abilities and accomplishments.
Through the years, a portion of our work has involved the preservation, restoration, and adaptation of historic buildings resulting in an intimate knowledge of the fabric of built antiquity — the bones and sinew of the architecture of bygone eras. Being located in a vibrant and growing city, other kinds of opportunities have allowed us to explore our interest in the design of highly original modern architecture. In many cases, we have been able to blend these two approaches in the adaptive fusion of historic and modern themes. We find it all quite interesting.

With this wide range of differing expertise, the joy of our practice is found in the goal of creating a common thread to run through it all. This has evolved into a level of creativity and care that heightens and distinguishes the quality of our built work, whether respectfully historic or creatively new. Underlying our approach is the belief that no two opportunities are the same. We stretch to find the Big Idea that will give our work a sense of Place and Time, all in the service of our clients´ needs and desires.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, a look through our portfolio will further illustrate our story.