A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Mr. Askins holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Architectural History from the University of Virginia.
Following graduate school, Mr. Askins served four years as architect and architectural historian at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation where he received in-depth training in early building technology and the philosophy of restoration. As Director of Restoration, with John Milner Associates in West Chester, PA he oversaw a wide variety of preservation projects in the Eastern and Southern regions of the country.
In the fall of 1977, Mr. Askins established his own practice in Atlanta, specializing in historic preservation, restoration and residential design. The firm’s scope of services ranges from period residences to vacation cottages, plantations, and innumerable additions to existing homes across the U.S., Ireland and France.