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|Notes & References:||Rob, a native Californian, served as a Peace Corps architect in Chile after his graduation from the University of Utah in 1969.
He has been active with his own firm since 1974 and has earned over 60 design awards for design excellence form the American
Institute of Architects. He was named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1991 and received the Firm Award from
the AIA California Council in 1995. In 2005, he was awarded the Maybeck Award from the AIA California Council.
Rob's work is regularly featured in local, national, and international publications. Rizzoli International published an extensive
hardcover monograph in June 1996.
Rob was honored as the first adjunct professor appointed to the new School of Architecture at the University of California, San Diego.
He was a visiting design professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design in 1991, at the University of Texas at Austin
in 1994, and the University of California at Berkeley in 1997 and 1998.
Current work focuses on community participation design, such as the San Diego New Main Library and the Golden Hill Community
Center. Rob's landmark Baltic Inn is considered responsible for starting the national trend in new single room occupancy hotels.
202 Island Inn, a more recent single room occupancy hotel, was selected by Time magazine as one of the "Ten Best Designs of 1992"
and received a national AIA Honor Award. Recent honors focus on the firm's work with sustainable design.