History of Robert and Company

1917

After graduating from Georgia Tech with degrees in civil and experimental engineering, L.W . Robert, Jr. formed Robert and Company. While at Georgia Tech, Mr. Robert excelled in academics and sports serving as captain of the football, baseball and cross country teams, earning 15 varsity letters.

1920

During the 1920s, L.W. Robert spearheads efforts to attract textile and tire-cord industries to Georgia.  His efforts bring 70-80% of the tire-cord and fabric manufacturing industries to Georgia.  Additional projects included power plants, prisons, hospitals, stadiums, hotels, schools, sewage disposal and water treatment plants.

1930

L.W. Robert was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1933) in charge of Public Works under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. By the end of the decade, Robert and Company had completed projects in 250 cities and towns in 37 states with a total construction budget of over $ 350 million.

1940

Robert and Company breaks ground on the Bell B29 Bomber Plant.  Working with the US Army Engineers, Robert and Company provided both design and construction services during the wartime mobilization.  In 1943, Robert and Company was one of the three firms in the United States to receive a citation from the US Navy for outstanding service.

1950

Celebrating it's 40th anniversary, Robert and Company grows to 240 employees and becomes the largest architectural and engineering firm in the South. The firm is selected to design several projects at Callaway Gardens and to assist with the engineering of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

1960

Chip Robert completes seventeen around the world trips and was one of the first businessmen to travel behind the Iron Curtain. The knowledge he attained and the visions he shared with Mayor William B. Hartsfield resulted in construction of Atlanta's first major air transportation centers, which was designed and engineered by Robert and Company.

1970

Robert and Company completes work on the Atlanta Civic Center, the Emory Rehabilitation Center and one of the nation's first continuously operated land application wastewater recycling systems. A joint venture office is opened in Washington to work on the US Capital Building, the US Supreme Court Chambers, and the Library of Congress.

1980

Robert and Company continues a fifty year presence on the Georgia Tech campus with design of the Arthur B. Edge Athletic Center and the Centennial Research Center. Work on the Chamblee MARTA Station is completed and the firm serves as a member of a joint venture team to design the Royal Saudi Naval Forces headquarters Complex at Riyadh.

1990

Robert and Company becomes a recognized leader in the design of aircraft fueling systems, lighting systems, and airfields with both national and international projects. Work is completed on the Institute of Paper Science and Technology on the Georgia Tech campus and a new master plan is prepared for Stone Mountain Park site of seven 1996 Olympic venues.

2000 - 2010

Entering the 21st Century, Robert and Company continues to provide superior engineering, architectural, planning and project management services to clientele throughout the world. Our project teams and personnel work closely with owners, operators, and other A/E firms and construction providers to achieve the best possible results.

2010 - Present

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