AIA California Council Representative
Bob is a licensed Architect and has been an influential member of the Los Angeles Architectural firm of AC Martin since 1976. For over 100 years, AC Martin has maintained its position as one of the most innovative and capable firms in the western United States through the integration of architecture with engineering, technology with artistry. Bob has been part of the firm’s legacy for 40 of those years.
Bob received both his Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Southern California in 1974 and 1976. While in graduate school he was a scholar-in-residence at the Gamble House in Pasadena, the 1908 craftsman classic by the Architects, Greene and Greene. He was elected of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2014 and is a LEED accredited professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
As a Principal with AC Martin, Bob leads the firm’s Education Planning and Design Studio, which specializes in the design of innovative higher educational projects. Bob recently completed the Design for USC’s Undergraduate Business School, and the new $100 Million USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center, that transformed the center of campus. Bob has collaborated on many award winning architectural projects for Chapman University, UC Irvine, Fresno State, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chico State, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, and CSU San Marcos.
Prior to being elected to the CCAIA representative, Bob served on the board of the Long Beach/South Bay AIA Chapter for 6 years, as its President, Vice President, Secretary and director. He also served on the USC Alumni Association, Board of Governors, Board Chairman YMCA of Greater Long Beach. He has served as President of the Board of the USC Architectural Guild (the support group for the School of Architecture), and was President of the Friends of the Gamble House.
Bob resides in Long Beach, California with his wife, 37 years Laurie.