Born in rural Western Massachusetts, Robby was raised with a deep appreciation for nature and being outdoors. At Williams College, he studied studio art and psychology. Focusing primarily on sculpture and architecture, he developed a keen interest in drawing and building as a way to move from abstract ideas to precisely constructed forms. Upon graduating, he founded and ran a furniture design business in the San Francisco Bay Area for four years. During that time, his work was featured in publications such as Sunset Magazine, American Craft Magazine and Core77. In 2014, he was invited to show his work at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show, where he was the youngest exhibitor.
Being eager for larger and more complex design challenges, Robby returned to school in pursuit of a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado in 2016. At CU, he participated in the University’s Design-Build program, collaborating with a group of fellow students to design and construct backcountry toilets on the Long’s Peak trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. The experience provided a critical lesson on integrating architecture with its context while also highlighting the power of simplicity in design. The project won the 2019 AIA National Small project Award and Robby was awarded the AIA’s Henry Adams Medal as the top graduate student at the University of Colorado.
With his background in sculpture and furniture design, Robby values craft as a key part of the design process. Before joining the firm full time, he spent two summers building models for Studio B. To him, model making is not only a way to express a finalized idea, but a tool for generating new concepts and designs that may not be otherwise considered.
Outside of the office, Robby takes every opportunity to appreciate Colorado’s natural beauty. He enjoys running, biking and cross-country skiing in the mountains with his wife and dog.
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