Meet Coleman Jett Hancock, Accomplished Architect and 2021 Rising Stars Top 10
Coleman Jett Hancock | Age 35
Senior Project Coordinator at The Preston Partnership, LLC
It’s no surprise Coleman Jett Hancock has climbed the ladder in architecture rather quickly. He spent his childhood obsessing over building blocks, be it LEGOs, Lincoln Logs or wooden blocks. He wanted anything he could use to build new and unique structures, and he’s never veered from that passion. In fact, his creative imagination eventually inspired him to pursue a Master of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the role of
senior project coordinator at The Preston Partnership, LLC.
Other than blocks, what has been your greatest inspiration?
I visited Taliesin East, located in Wisconsin and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as his personal home when I was 12; and, coupled with the fact that my two best subjects were art and math, I knew architecture was right for me! Fun fact, Lincoln Logs were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, John Lloyd Wright.
What role are you most excited about?
I’ve flipped homes, done interiors, designed furniture and more, but I am most excited to be entrusted as the sole designer on my boss’s home, the president of The Preston Partnership. I’m creating the construction documents and experiential videos and photos for the extensive renovation of and addition to his home.
How do you give back to the community?
I’ve raised money for and participated in Relay For Life for about 10 years, and I am currently the president of a professional networking group in Buckhead called Young Bucks. For over 20 years, it has served professionals 40 and under who live, work or play in the Buckhead community. I have struggled before during my career to make connections and move ahead, and volunteering to provide opportunities for professionals to grow through networking socials, professional development seminars and charity events is my way of paying it forward.
Where do you look for creativity?
I find creativity in many places: through music, exercise, people I love and good food. I love Renée Fleming, an operatic soprano, who ALWAYS moves me, walking the Atlanta BeltLine or window shopping at Perimeter Mall, talking to my mom and my husband who always know the right things to say, and having $5 margaritas at Hammocks Trading Company, a total hole-in-the-wall seafood joint.