Design is an iterative process that begins with the client, project program and site, whether it be an existing building or virgin landscape. Style, experience, space and views are developed as a result of the client and site, not imposed upon them. I provide innovative solutions that are clear, honest, and thoughtful through collaborative relationships with artisans, fabricators, materials suppliers and contractors to shape space and surface in unique ways. Modern and reclaimed materials are used in ways that go beyond their traditional or expected use. Sustainable building and site development is fundamental and integral to all of my work.
A native of northern Michigan, Robert graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University in 1998. His studies included a semester in Architecture at both the Alvar Aalto designed Helsinki University of Technology and the Czech Technical University in Prague. These varied experiences shaped his world view and gave him a diverse foundation that greatly influenced his approach to Architecture and Design.
His subsequent career has been equally varied and dynamic, having worked as a designer for the global architecture firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York, and 4 years supporting Michael Arad and his award winning design for the World Trade Center Memorial. Robert then spent 7 years creating, building and leading the internal Store Design team for lifestyle retailer, Anthropologie, overseeing all domestic projects, their bricks and mortar launch into the UK/EU marketplace, and sister wedding brand, BHLDN.
studiorobert jamieson was formed in 2001 as an outlet for exploration of ideas outside of these professional contexts, and now continues as a full time endeavor.