The Studio's two design principals, Todd Pritchett and Craig Dixon both studied architecture in Atlanta and learned their trade in top Atlanta firms. Todd apprenticed with one of the original, old-school firms, Norris & Lynch and later helped form Kenneth Lynch & Associates, before starting his own firm in 1994. Craig worked on large urban projects at Thompson, Ventulett and Stainback and was exposed to a wide array of theories, materials and technologies.
Todd grew up in Demorest in northeast Georgia, spending summers in at his Aunt and Uncle&rsquos home on Lake Rabun. Todd&rsquos good fortune of designing numerous lake properties comes from his intimate understanding of these special places. Fond summer memories became a useful guide in the design of retreats that respect what the Lake is really about: a relaxing reprieve from hectic city life, with a low-key American charm that never copies city style. At 10 years of age Todd began designing houses, high rises, and cars - building cities, roads and bridges for his extensive Hot Wheels collection.
Craig was born at Piedmont Hospital and is an Atlanta native. The architect&rsquos eye comes naturally: his father was an architect, as was his grandfather, Lawrence Murray Dixon. The latter began his career working on New York&rsquos Waldorf-Astoria and went on to become the preeminent architect of Miami&rsquos South Beach Art Deco District in the 1930&rsquos and -40&rsquos, designing more than 40 hotels such as the Raleigh, the Victor and the Tides, as well as some 250 residences. Craig grew up playing with boxes of sketches and sepia photographs of his grandfather's work, the collection which is now preserved in the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach.
What brought Todd and Craig together: their collaboration on the finely-detailed design of Terra di Siena, a restaurant nestled in the corner of Atlanta's Fox Theater. In 2001 the restaurant was described as a "simple, sophisticated and comfortable interior" and was listed as one of the most beautiful new restaurants in Atlanta. Finding their aesthetic match, Craig joined Todd at his firm, Todd Pritchett Design Studio where their primary focus was on timeless Residential Design. Since then Todd & Craig have continued to run their office as a small boutique firm working on every project from start through completion putting a strong emphasis on personal relationships with many clients returning for multiple projects throughout the years. This approach has garnered multiple awards for Architecture, Kitchens, and Bathrooms as well as multiple publications in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Trends, Elle Decor, This Old House and more.
In 2013, Todd and Craig officially changed the name of their company to PRITCHETT+DIXON.