JEFFREY L. ROBINSON

J. W. Robinson & Associates, Inc.

SAY IT LOUD - Georgia

Georgia Based Designer

What excites you in the work you do?

Although many successful projects completed under Jeffrey’s leadership, he was most passionate about preserving, rehabilitating, restoring and reconstructing historic buildings. His believed that “preservation is the purest essence of sustainability”

JEFFREY L. ROBINSON

Bio:

The late Jeffrey Leonardo Robinson was a registered Architect in the states of Georgia, Alabama and North Carolina; and a registered Interior Designer in the state of Georgia.  His career path was influenced by his father, the late Joseph W. Robinson, Sr., FAIA, at an early age, which is when Jeffrey began to develop an interest in the profession of architecture.  

A 1984 graduate of Hampton University receiving a Bachelor of Architecture, Jeffrey worked with Thompson, Ventulett & Stainback (TVS Design); Palmer, Flynn, Finderup Architects; Batson Cook Construction Co.; and Turner and Associates prior to joining J.W. Robinson & Associates, Inc. (JWRA) in 1991.  In 2008, he began to serve as the firm’s President and Design Principal. Jeffrey was largely responsible for the general management, design and quality control and marketing of the firm.  Over his 35+ year career, Jeffrey managed the design of new, renovation, rehabilitation, historic and modification projects that included a broad range of building types - educational, religious, cultural, recreational, judicial, transportation, waste management and mixed-use developments.  

 

While there were many successful projects completed under Jeffrey’s leadership, he was most passionate about preserving, rehabilitating, restoring and reconstructing historic buildings.  His strong belief that “preservation is the purest essence of sustainability” was significant in the design of such notable projects as Big Bethel AME Church, Fort Valley State University’s Huntington Hall, City of Atlanta’s Fire Station No. 7 “The Rock”, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American History and Culture, Hampton University Historic Whipple Barn Science and Aviation Administration Building, Renaissance Walk at Sweet Auburn in the Historic MLK, Jr. District and The Georgia Constitution Building.

 

Jeffrey’s professional affiliations included the American Institute of Architects, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), Atlanta Chapter (and Past President), National Council of Architectural Registration of Boards (NCARB) and Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry (ACCI).  His civic involvement included the Atlanta Beltline, Member of the Design Review Committee; and the Historic Wren’s Nest, Past Board Member.  Also, he was a volunteer speaker at many schools throughout the metro Atlanta area and beyond sharing his passion for and commitment to  architecture, the preservation of historic buildings,  as well as JWRA’s nearly 50-year history as the longest practicing African-American architectural firm that was formed in the state of Georgia.

What excites you in the work you do?

Although many successful projects completed under Jeffrey’s leadership, he was most passionate about preserving, rehabilitating, restoring and reconstructing historic buildings. His believed that “preservation is the purest essence of sustainability”

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Sharing his passion for and commitment to architecture, the preservation of historic buildings, as well as JWRA’s nearly 50-year history as the longest practicing African-American architectural firm formed in Georgia, with many schools throughout.

Featured Project Name: 

Eddie White Elementary School

 

Featured Project Location: 

Hampton, GA

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

July 2021

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal

 

Featured Project Description:

The 169,000 square feet facility includes 75 standard classrooms, 3 computer labs, cafetorium, collaborative space for each grade level, outdoor classrooms with solar panels, four playgrounds, separate pick up and drop-off areas for buses and parents, and a 9,000 square feet bus facility adjacent to the school.

Photography Credit:

J. W. Robinson & Associates, Inc.

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