Rodney Mims Cook Interests is committed to enriching the human condition by improving the built environment. The company is a classical and traditional design firm, specializing in historical restorations, interiors and furnishings for clients involved in a spectrum of residential, commercial and institutional projects.
Rodney Mims Cook is also an authority on the design, construction and programming of modern classical monuments around the world. The firm of Rodney Mims Cook is based in the Millennium Gate Museum, the largest classical monument constructed since the Jefferson Memorial. It is owned by The National Monuments Foundation of which Mr. Cook is president. The mission of the Millennium Gate is as follows:
Novus Ordo Seclorum – The Millennium Gate is dedicated to peaceful accomplishments that have shaped the Western world, The United States of America, and the city of Atlanta over two millennia since the birth of Christ. A symbolic portal into the city, the ensemble refers to the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations, the foundations of Western culture. The statues of Justice and Peace represent Egypt and Greece respectively. The Arch represents Rome and is based on the Arch of Titus.
In celebration, the twenty-first century National Monuments Foundation and her patrons gift this Arch to the people of Georgia and her capital, Atlanta. The Millennium Gate is built in the hopes that we may, in the words of Plato and Jefferson, become ennobled through the nurturing qualities of beautiful architecture – Rodney M. Cook, Jr.
It is in this tradition that the Millennium Gate and the National Monuments Foundation celebrates all that is exemplary regarding Classical excellence.
Wright Mitchell practices in the areas of labor and employment law and civil litigation. Mr. Mitchell has developed extensive expertise in assisting employers in a wide variety of workplace issues, including development and implementation of workplace policies and procedures, drafting employment agreements, restrictive covenants and separation agreements.
In addition to his employment law expertise, Mr. Mitchell has also handled numerous tort liability cases and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General to the State of Georgia, which required him to defend the state against claims brought under the Georgia Tort Claims Act.
In 2005, Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Mr. Mitchell to the Executive Center Fine Arts Committee, which is responsible for preserving and refurbishing the priceless Federal Period antique collection at the Georgia Governor’s Mansion. Mr. Mitchell’s duties with the Committee involve rendering services as General Counsel and occasionally appearing in the media as a spokesman for the Committee’s efforts.
Mr. Mitchell is also President and Chairman of the Board of the Buckhead Heritage Society, a group he founded in 2006 to preserve, protect and promote the historic resources of Buckhead, a community in Atlanta. In 2011, Mr. Mitchell was honored as Buckhead Boy of the Year for his efforts on behalf of that community. Mr. Mitchell has also used his legal skills to further his passion for historic preservation. In 2009, Mr. Mitchell filed a successful pro bono lawsuit against a developer to stop the removal of Mt. Olive Cemetery, a historic African American burial ground.
Mr. Mitchell is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1992 where he was a member of the varsity football team. Following his graduation from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Mitchell studied Spanish in Argentina before obtaining his law degree from Emory University in 1996 where he was a member of the Moot Court Society and President of Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity.