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Robert A. Brown

Robert A. Brown AIA, IIDA, LEED AP

Robert A. Brown AIA, IIDA, LEED AP


Robert A. Brown recently joined Perkins+Will as Principal and Market leader in the Corporate + Commercial + Civic practice. Perkins+Will is a multi-disciplinary design firm with 1,600 staff in over 20 offices across the United States and around the world, and was ranked as the Top Design Firm by Architecture Magazine in 2011.

As an active member of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA), Robert served as President from 2001- 2002. He spearheaded the BSA's long-range planning, interior licensing, public relations and public policy initiatives, and served on the Editorial Board for ArchitectureBoston, the BSA's national award-winning ideas magazine. Robert served on Boston Mayor Thomas Menino's Greenway Task Force and was a member of the Back Bay Architectural Commission.

Over the past 20 years, Robert has been a long time participant at the Boston Architectural College and currently serving on its Board, and has served as a design critic at MIT, Wentworth Institute and Northeastern.

Robert's work includes the design of a broad range of academic, corporate, residential and landmark urban developments. While at CBT Architects he was partner in charge of the Prudential Center renovation and expansion, including the 36-story 111 Huntington, 101 Huntington, The Belvedere Condominiums, Shaw's Neighborhood Market and 888 Boylston. Other significant development projects at CBT include The Waterfront at Pitt's Bay Road in Bermuda, the redevelopment of the town center in Southfield, Michigan and the Corporate Center in Boca Raton, Florida. His design work for academic institutions focuses on the performing and visual arts including Tufts University, St. Mark's School, Winsor School, Governor's Academy, Philips Andover, and Northfield Mount Hermon and he has designed residential and classroom facilities for Middlebury College, Babson College, and Wellesley College.

Robert is a recognized interior designer, completing projects as partner in charge at CBT for Choate Hall Stewart, the Boston Stock Exchange, Scudder Kemper's Boston headquarters, and Zurich International's Bermuda headquarters.

He received a Bachelor of Architecture from Miami University of Ohio and studied at the Diploma School of the Architectural Association of London. He is registered in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Virginia, and Ohio, and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and holds the LEED AP Certificate for sustainable design.