History of Robert and Company
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
As we enter into our 100th year of services, Robert and Company continues to plan, design, and support the development of better buildings since 1917. The stability of our firm is a legacy of proven leadership in planning and design. Each project is supported by a full range of engineers, architects, planners and technicians experienced in working on fast paced projects in a team environment. Robert and Company has received numerous accolades, honors, and awards for the precision of our work and the dependability and credibility of our professionals. Our large number of satisfied clients and positive referrals is evidence to the integrity and reputation of Robert and Company professionals.
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