Robert has an M.Arch from UT Austin and B.Arch from Auburn University. He received an overall excellence prize for his thesis work on digital fabrication and participatory building systems and was a lead research member for the Plastics in Architecture project conducted by current Kieran Timberlake Research Group director Billie Faircloth. Prior to founding THOUGHTBARN, Robert worked in traditional and untraditional architectural offices, including design/build firm Baldridge Architects in Austin, Adjaye Associates in London and Roth Shepard in Denver. He has taught graduate and undergraduate design studios at the University of Texas at Austin and is a regular visiting critic.
Robert is also a founding partner of BBIITT, Building Integrating Technology, a digital fabrication consultancy office that works with other design firms to create products, furniture, and small scale works.