Robert A. Douglass


Senior Associate

Robert A. Douglass, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD, has been with VMA since 2005 and is the firm’s senior associate. He was the 2010 Henry Adams Medal recipient for his Master of Architecture work at University of Miami. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cities from Haverford College. He has studied in Rome, Istanbul, and Tokyo.

His work demonstrates a clear understanding of the complex issues surrounding campus planning and design, especially as they relate to sustainability, and he holds a strong interest in the way educational spaces can enhance social justice and encourage diverse voices on campus. His recent projects include the LEED Gold Certified Kenneth Kai Tai Yen Humanities Building at The Pennington School, the LEED Certified Stewart Student Center at Episcopal High School, and the Dwight Hall Center for Public Service and Social Justice at Yale University. His expertise gained through these and other projects have led him to present frequently on topics related to educational design, especially for independent and boarding schools. Rob recently became VMA’s first Certified Passive House Designer.

Robert enjoys the great outdoors and activities such as biking, hiking or camping with his family.