Mr. Cheatham, the founding principal of Cheatham, Fletcher, Scott, has been practicing architecture for more than 30 years. After completing business school at the University of Virginia in 1964, Mr. Cheatham began a business career in Augusta at C&S National Bank, which he continued later with the Robinson Humphrey Co. However, during this period Mr. Cheatham came to realize that architecture was his most compelling interest. He returned to the University of Virginia for a degree in architecture in 1973. Mr. Cheatham’s first practical experience came through working in firms in New York City, Savannah and Augusta prior to starting his own firm in 1979. While studying architecture at the University of Virginia, Mr. Cheatham was constantly surrounded by the classical works of Thomas Jefferson which instilled a deep appreciation for traditional architectural forms. For 26 years, Mr. Cheatham has applied classical principals to modern construction in designs such as the Westminster Day School, the Episcopal Day School, the Augusta Museum of History, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Mr. Cheatham serves as the Principal Design Partner for Cheatham, Fletcher, Scott and oversees all major design decisions.