Robb Studio is an architectural design practice established in 1998. Dave began his architecture and furniture design career in San Francisco in the late 1980's. His projects encompass theater design, boutique retail, restaurant, office and hotel design, loft and single family custom residential design. Project locations include Hong Kong, New York, California, Colorado and Louisiana. Robb Studio's architectural design solutions are distilled from a background rooted in modernism and thus design solutions tend to emanate from context, climate and client needs rather than pre-conceptions of form. Dave's background in functional art moves readily to a high level of detail in his architecture, as seen in the AIA award winning projects 100 Dexter, the Barnhart Loft and the Arnold Loft. This kind of design sensitivity carries through on all levels of Robb Studio's designs, where function leads to inventive form.
We had a small but complicated challenge for Dave to make an addition to our craftsman style bungalow home. We wanted a dwelling that matched the existing design but would also be modern in energy savings, lifestyle, comfort, and accommodation for family gatherings and grand children. Through Dave’s clear thinking, direction and design acumen we ended up with a fabulous addition to our wonderful old house that incorporates wonderful details and clever natural lighting and artificial lighting solution that work wonderfully day or night, winter or summer. Finding a builder who could build with craftsmanship and flexibility was a key element to the success of the project. With Dave Robb’s guidance and experience we got an excellent builder. The job was completed well within our budget limits and was a tremendous value-added addition to our property.
Dave gives a furniture-maker's attention to design detailing down to the last door knob. We had the good fortune to live in an award-winning architectural space designed by Dave, and credit his attention to detail for that.
David Robb is an exceptional architect! …neighbors and visitors go out of their way to tell us how much they admire our home and how much it has added to our the neighborhood. Several people have said it was a factor in their decision to buy in the neighborhood.
Dave is truly unique in design and vision. He has the ability to adapt to the given project and express the needs and desires of the client while always focusing on the details that are so often overlooked, but in the end are the difference between a nice design and, in our case, having a house that far surpassed our expectation. Having the personal aspects of a small firm was important to us, we felt more involved in the design process. Dave always kept a close eye on our selections of finishes and help up choose items that worked with the overall design.