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John Heard, AIA, Named Architect at Phillips Partnership

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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John Heard, AIA, Named Architect at Phillips Partnership

ATLANTA—John Heard, AIA, has been hired as an Architect in the Hospitality Design Studio at Phillips. In this role, he will further build Phillips’ Hospitality Studio through his many years of hands on experience.

Phillips, an Atlanta-based architectural and engineering firm, provides full architectural and engineering services for the multi-family, retail and hospitality markets.

“John has broad, hospitality experience and a deep knowledge of architecture, design and planning,” said Jerry Phillips, President of Phillips.  “As an Architect in our Hospitality Design Studio, John will focus on not only extending our reach into the hospitality design market, but will act as a teacher and mentor for the staff.  John’s years of experience, knowledge and leadership in the hospitality industry further enhances Phillips’ capabilities in this critical market segment.  This is without doubt a great moment for the entire Phillips team.”

Heard brings more than 37 years of expertise acquired during a successful career in architecture, design and planning, and has a passion for hospitality architecture. Heard is currently a Gwinnett County Commissioner (District 4) and has held public office as a State Representative from 2002 – 2008. Prior to his public service, Heard ran his own successful architecture practice, John Heard Associates & John Heard Architects, specializing in hospitality, commercial, and institutional projects. Heard has a proven track record of maintaining long-standing customer relationships, establishing new contacts and successfully building and managing teams.

Heard holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture engineering from Southern Polytechnical Institute.  He is currently a member of the American Institute of Architects, is registered in 15 states and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

William D. Brownback, AIA, Named Director at Phillips Partnership

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

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William D. Brownback, AIA, Named Director at Phillips Partnership

ATLANTA—William D. Brownback, AIA has been hired as a Director in the Multi-Family Design Studio at Phillips. In this role, he will
lead the development of an additional studio to complement Phillips’ existing Multi-Family Design Studio with his area of expertise being
wood frame apartment structures of all styles (garden, wrap, podium).
Phillips, an Atlanta-based architectural and engineering firm, provides full architectural and engineering services for the multi-family,
retail and hospitality markets.

“Will has broad, multi-family experience and a deep knowledge of architecture, design and planning,” said Jerry Phillips, President of
Phillips. “As a Director in our Multi-Family Design Studio, Will will focus on not only extending our reach into the residential design
market, but will act as a teacher and mentor for the staff. Will’s years of experience, knowledge and leadership in the multi-family
industry further enhances Phillips’ capabilities in this critical market segment. This is without doubt a great moment for the entire
Phillips team.”

Brownback brings more than 35 years of expertise acquired during a successful career in architecture, design and planning, and has a
passion for multi-family architecture. Most recently, he was a Principal with Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS), and headed the firm’s metro
Washington D.C. office. In this role, Brownback was responsible for the day-to-day operation of this branch office.

Prior to this Brownback was Principal-in-Charge of The Preston Partnership’s Washington D.C. office, which he founded in 2004. In his
role as founding principal, Brownback opened the company’s first branch office, and grew the staff to 85 from the ground up.

Brownback has a proven track record of maintaining long-standing customer relationships, establishing new multi-family contacts, and
successfully building and managing teams around multiple projects.

Brownback holds bachelor’s degrees in architecture and environmental design from Auburn University. He is currently a member of the
American Institute of Architects and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

Brownback has relocated to Atlanta, GA for his role with Phillips.

Our New Website Wins Big!

Friday, June 19th, 2015

As you may know, the new and improved PHILLIPS website launched back in February. We have strive to make the new site more interactive and easy to navigate. We also wanted it to be dynamically designed in a way that would showcase our dedication to Architecture and Engineering. Since the launch, we are proud to say we have received several recognitions for the design. We would like to thank our wonderful design team at DynamiX that did such incredible work!

  • CSS Nectar Twitter – Featured in Gallery Inspiration and shared on Twitter
  • CSS Light – @CSSLight Featured of the Day (2/17/15)
  • Best CSS – Featured as Website of the Day (2/20/15)
  • FWA Shortlist – Recognition given to sites submitted to the FWA with a lot of positive attention surrounding them by site visitors (2/23/15)
  • CSS Author – Featured Website in “Daily Web Design and Development Inspiration No. 504” Article (2/23/15)
  • Horizon Interactive Awards – Recipient of 1 Gold and 2 Silver Awards (3/31/15)
  • 21st Annual Communicator Awards – Gold Award of Excellence in Construction, Gold Award of Excellence for Home Page Design, and Silver Award of Distinction in Visual Appeal (5/1/15)

 

Website Awards

 

New Website & Social Media

Friday, February 20th, 2015

On Monday, February 16, 2015, PHILLIPS officially launched their brand new website. With the help of our incredible web development team at DynamiX, we are happy to announce we are now live. With a new look and interactive way to connect with our clients, we look forward to showcasing all our past, current and future design projects, along with what we can do to meet our client’s every need. We hope to showcase not only our dedication to Architecture and Engineering, but also our dedication to making your vision a reality.  We invite you to explore the site and interact with us via social media.

For 20 years, PHILLIPS has been leading the way in Architectural and Engineering design nationwide. We are a full A/E design firm, offering Architecture, Structural and MEP services to all our clients. From Multi-Family to Hospitality to Retail, we have been at the forefront of innovation and practicality in every project we have worked on. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and knowledge of the ever changing market, keeping up with the latest trends and industry standards.

 

PHILLIPS Homepage

 

New Employee Benefit

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Starting January 2015, Phillips Partnership will be adding a benefit to our current employee package. We will be subsidizing membership to the Terraces Fitness Club for any employee who would like to join. PHILLIPS hopes that this new program will help its team members live healthier and more enjoyable lives.

Happy Holidays from PHILLIPS!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

We have had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays and the end of another incredible year. We had our annual Company Holiday Party at Maggiano’s Little Italy at Perimeter Mall. Jonathan Acker organized the “White Elephant” gift exchange, proving yet again how creative our employees can be.

In addition to the company party, each studio had their own get together. The Gap/Sephora Studio and the Retail/MultiFamily Studios all went to Bowlmor for an afternoon of bowling. Both of our engineering studios, Structural and MEP, opted to hit some balls at TopGolf in Alpharetta. The Hospitality Studio had a wonderful lunch at Seasons 52, while the Administrative/Accounting Studio enjoyed hibachi at Happy Sumo.