Robert Simmons, AIA


I am equally left- and right-brained, which aligns my approach to problem solving and my endless fascination with buildings. The idea of making memorable spaces of my own is invigorating.

For the past 25 years, my portfolio has centered around higher education. I see campuses as microcosms of cities in the challenges they face, and I approach each project knowing we have the potential to solve global problems on a smaller scale. I try to push the envelope by consistently studying and implementing innovative ideas in sustainability, materials, and technology to develop a design solution that considers the whole campus community rather than focusing solely on individual buildings.

I’m privileged to work in environments where we help shape the lives of future leaders with the spaces we design; places that support and inspire students as they live, learn, dine, and play in preparation for the opportunities ahead.