From staff engineer… to university professor, Robert has a wide range of experiences and interests. As a specialist in interior architecture, he plays a crucial role in making each design functional and uniquely beautiful.

Q&A with Architect Robert

How did you decide on your career path?

My parents built a family room addition onto our house when I was in high school and I loved the whole process of planning and construction.     

What is your favorite part of the design process?

Design development is my favorite, because it’s when you start to make the design concepts real.

How are you creating vibrant communities through design?

I’ve worked on many libraries, and over the years many of those have evolved into the town center in these communities. Every library is different and unique to its community, which is really special to have been a part of.

Where is your favorite place to visit in the Midwest?

Minneapolis, in the summer. There are so many fun things to do!

Contact Info

Des Moines Office
604 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

515  288  2000

fast facts

Family: Two children and four grandchildren.

Drink: Snapple.

Favorite Colors: The colors of water.

Vacation: Exploring new places.

Favorite Designers: Thomas Heatherwick, who designed the Rolling Bridge, and Christian Liaigre, a French Architect & Designer.

Binge: Stranger Things. Ozark. Only Murders in the Building. Killing Eve. And, chocolate.

Irrational Fear: Mayonnaise.

Breakfast: Belgium waffles with fruit.

Zodiac Sign: Pisces.

First Car: Red AMC Pacer.

States Visited: Twelve.

Countries Visited: Nine.

Project Highlights

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