Robert A. Douglass


Partner & Sustainability Program Manager

Robert A. Douglass, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD, has been with VMA since 2005 and became a Partner in January 2024. He was a 2010 Henry Adams Medal recipient for his Master of Architecture coursework at University of Miami. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Cities from Haverford College and has studied in Rome, Istanbul, and Tokyo. Rob was VMA’s first Certified Passive House Designer, in keeping with his personal commitment to sustainability and his role in leading our firm-wide sustainable design standards.

Rob is driven to design campus environments that positively shape student outcomes, especially for young children, and brings a deep knowledge of different pedagogical models and their expression through architecture. He has also developed a deep appreciation for historic buildings, and he has worked with Yale University, Lincoln University, St. George’s School (RI), and others to make their older buildings both more sustainable and more responsive to contemporary student needs. In 2022, Rob was appointed to the Board of the Thomas Jefferson University Center for the Preservation of Modernism.

Rob and his wife, an independent school educator, often take their two young boys biking or hiking in addition to regular trips to their sustainably designed Vermont cabin.