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John Heard, AIA, Named Architect at Phillips Partnership

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015



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.

QUIET ON THE SET!!!……Hollywood came to PHILLIPS!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Thanks to Mellen Production and Location Services the past two months have been very exciting around PHILLIPS!  It all started about 4 months ago when Mellen toured our office and selected PHILLIPS to be added to their list of “modern” spaces.  After that, they sent in a photographer to get some shots around the office. Once this was complete, we waited, which is the hardest part….luckily we have many architectural and engineering projects to keep us busy!!

After about 2 months of not hearing much from Mellen, our office was chosen by a textile company that required an office with a modern flare to shoot their commercial! It was a pretty small shoot, involving approximately 6 people and a single conference room. Next, came a print ad shoot for a company that makes uniforms. They make everything from t-shirts to button up shirts that include an embroidered company logo. Finally and the most exciting yet, a “mystery network” selected our office to shoot some promotional material for a new show that will be premiering soon! This shoot involved approximately 40 people and took 12 hours. They used both of our main conference rooms, and the reception area.

This entire process has been a wonderful experience for everyone in the office and we look forward to working with Mellen on more projects!


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