Associated with the firms network

Foster, Norman and Partners; Gaylord, Grainger, Libby, O'Brien-Smith (GGLO), Architecture and Interior Design, LLC; Loschky Marquardt and Nesholm (LMN), Architects

Professional History


Architect, LMN Architects, Seattle, WA, 09/2011- .

Guest Architect, GGLO Architects, 09/2008-09/2011. Foster + Partners Architects loaned Smith to GGLO while the two firms collaborated on a project between 2008 and 2011.

Architect, Norman Foster + Partners, London, Edinburgh, Seattle, and Calgary, 07/2001-09/2011. According to Smith's Linkedin page: "Robert was based at site offices (in London, Edinburgh, Seattle, and Calgary) during much of his tenure at Foster + Partners. This allowed him to be intimately involved in design, detail development, construction co-ordination, and development of complex systems and products (such as curtainwall) with specialist trade contractors." (See, "Robert Smith," accessed 10/20/2017.)

Professional Activities

Council Member and Committee Convene, Cockburn Association, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2004–2008. "The Cockburn Association (Edinburgh's Civic Trust) promotes the conservation and enhancement of Edinburgh’s landscape and historic and architectural heritage while encouraging high quality contemporary design." (See, "Robert Smith," accessed 10/20/2017.)

President, Design in Public, Seattle, WA, 12/2011- . This Seattle-based group, according to Robert Smith's Linkedin page, had the following mandate: "Design in Public is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2011 as a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle to promote the role of design in improving our community. Design in Public engages with designers and the public across all design disciplines to enhance the role of design in public life." (See, "Robert Smith," accessed 10/20/2017.)

NCARB Certified, 04/2015-

Licensed Architect in the State of WA, License #11342, 05/2015- .

Licensed Architect in UK, Architects' Registration Board (ARB), License #068450C.


High School/College

Graduate, Beaverton High School, Beaverton, OR,

B.Arch., B.S., Arch., Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1996-2001.

Professional Practice, London South Bank University, London, UK, 2002-2003.

College Awards

Recipient, AIA Henry Adams Medal and Certificate (for top ranking graduate).

Outstanding 5th Year Student in Architecture.

Outstanding Junior in Architecture.

Certificate of Completion in Honors College with International Emphasis;

Teaching Assistant 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001.

PCAD id: 7619