Principal, Senior Design Architect
Preston “Buzz” Bussard brings over 30 years of expertise to the table plus a commitment to timeless design, which is a Court Atkins Group trademark. He began his architectural career at the University of Wisconsin and received a BS in Architecture. Prior to joining Court Atkins Group, Preston founded his own firm, Bussard Architects in Geneva, IL, and worked as a senior designer for the nationally-acclaimed firm of Looney, Ricks & Kiss Architects in Memphis, TN. Buzz also played a pivotal design role at BSB Design in Palatine, IL, and Blackburn Associates in Indianapolis, IN. He is currently a registered architect in both Illinois and South Carolina. Buzz specializes in traditional residential architecture, often drawing his designs by hand. He points out, “this is a lost art which not all architects and designers practice these days.” Most recently, Preston’s design guidance can be seen in Builder Magazine, where he served as one of three national jurors for the 2021 Builder’s Choice Awards. He and his wife Jeanette are now officially full-time lowcountry residents, enjoying their new lifestyle in their new dream home in the heart of Bluffton, SC.