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M.A., Environment & Energy Programme, Architectural Association, London, UK
B.S., Architectural Engineering, Drexel University
B.S., Civil Engineering, Drexel University
Robert has been with the Engineering & Design Institute at Philadelphia University (EDI) since 2004. As Senior Research Associate at EDI, Robert conducts funded and unfunded research into energy-efficient, recyclable, and deformable building membranes, specifically leveraging the University's expertise in fabrics. Robert is an Assistant Professor with the undergraduate program since 2006, developing and teaching curriculum in sustainable architecture, systems integration and senior design studios (Design 5, Technology 5, Design 9). He has also assisted in the development of the MS Sustainable Design program's curriculum and teaches in the program, as well.
Robert published several research papers on the integration of technology and architecture, digital techniques and sustainability and architectural education in ACSA. He published work on sustainable building membranes, and presented papers in the US and Europe on deformable building membranes, specifically at PLEA. Robert is also involved in partnerships with industry and architects in developing new products and LEED consulting.
With funding from PA DCED, Robert is conducting pre- and post-tests of local schools to recreate studies in Europe and California that demonstrate correlations between student performance and building quality. He is also a member of teams funded by the National Textile Center in the creation of sustainable building assemblies.
Robert has taught summer courses in architecture for 5-8th grades at local venues, including the Lutheran Seminary in Mt Airy, Philadelphia.