Atlanta’s premier architecture firm Surber Barber Choate + Herlein engages in projects that range from an 18 acre site at Ponce City Market to a single stair tower on the Georgia Tech campus.  Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects enjoy an exciting range of project types, styles and sizes within the urban setting. Much of the firm’s work focuses on residential uses ranging from studio apartments to high-end single family homes. The creation of unique architecture that expresses volume and form with rigorous geometry and carefully crafted details unites this diverse body of work. SBCH is a third­ generation, mid­sized firm with a storied history and an exciting future. The firm's work has been recognized with over 100 local, national and international awards.


Dennis Hertlein, AIA, LEED AP


Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects

Since joining the firm in 1988, Dennis has led the design and implementation of SBCH's multi-family/mixed- use urban infill projects.  Additionally, he has guided the firm’s efforts in hospitality, retail and other related building typologies. Over the years he has successfully completed many LEED certified projects, with six achieving a Gold-level certification.

 Dennis brings a focus and passion to the firm’s developer driven engagements. He understands that the initial programming and financial goals of each project must be fully tested at the beginning of the project. His comprehensive approach to design creates value and results in functionally efficient and aesthetically appropriate solutions to each individual project.

Mr. Hertlein graduated with honors from Syracuse University in 1982. After working in New York City and San Francisco, he settled in Atlanta and has been a Principal of Surber Barber Choate & Hertlein Architects, PC for 20 years. Dennis is also an active member of the Urban Land Institute and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and is motivated to help advance Atlanta’s in-town maturation.