Cheltenham High School Hall of Fame

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Bernard  Rothschild

class of 1932
inducted in 1981

Bernard Rothschild


A 1932 graduate of CHS, Rothschild was a 1937 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. After serving in the United States Navy he began his career as an architect, entering private practice with the Atlanta-based firm of Alexander and Rothschild. A second practice -- Finch, Alexander, Barnes, Rothschild and Paschal -- was also based in Atlanta.

Rothschild is the recipient of numerous awards for service and excellence and is a member of several task forces, institutes and committees. Some of his honors include:

Edward C. Kemper Award, The American Institute of Architects (National), 1973
Fellow, The American Institute of Architects, 1966
Fellow, The Construction Specifications Institute, 1964
The Construction Specifications Institute National President's Plaques, 1963 and 1965
Rothschild's most noteworthy work includes:

Atlanta Stadium (Atlanta)
Buffalo Stadium (Buffalo, NY)
Cincinnati Stadium (Cincinnati)
Detroit Stadium (Detroit)
Georgia Power Company Office Building (Atlanta)
Coca-Cola Office Buiiding (Atlanta)
Phipps Plaza Shopping Center (Atlanta)
In addition to his architectural work, Rothschild has held the following positions:

President, Georgia Association AIA 1972
Member, Georgia Architectural Registration Board 1974-84
Associate Trustee, University of Pennsylvania 1976-80
Member of the Board of Overseers, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts, 1976-80
Bursar, AIA College of Fellows, 1980-82
Lieutenant, United States Naval Reserve (Retired).
Rothschild is married to the former Barbara Haas. The Rothschilds have three children and two grandchildren.