Robert is a Director and Head of Sustainability at AHR, with over twenty years’ experience in the design of award-winning buildings.
Robert is passionate about creating environments that enhance the health and wellbeing of occupants and utilises pioneering research to advance his designs into new areas that can provide exceptional benefits to the user. As AHR’s Head of Sustainability, Robert is an advocate for the sharing of knowledge and has been spearheading AHR’s long-established commitment to sustainability. Robert led on the design of the new £35m northern headquarters for the Royal College of Physicians, The Spine, which incorporates biophilic design features to create an inspirational workspace, with wellness in mind and body at the heart of the project.
He has extensive experience in the education sector, working across all levels of projects, from schools to Higher Education, refurbishment works to multi-project programmes, with a specific focus on innovative thinking. Robert has led on the design and delivery of several large and complex education projects ranging from £5-£150m within the UK, and also internationally, where he has designed and implemented schools to suit the British, American and International Baccalaureate curriculums.
Robert is the Visiting Professor of Biophilic Design and Sustainability at Cardiff Met University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and regularly speaks publicly on the application of biophilia in health and wellbeing design. Robert is a RIBA Part III examiner and acts as a mentor for university students through the RIBA Scholarship programme.