Robert Jamieson

Robert Jamieson

Philadelphia, PA, US



A native of northern Michigan, I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University in 1998.  My 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 my world view and gave me a diverse foundation that greatly influenced my approach to Architecture and Design.

I began my professional career designing high-end commercial projects for Kohn Pedersen Fox, in New York.  I spent 6 years there working on a diverse array of building types,  including office towers in Asia, an airport train station, and a mixed-use master plan.

In 2004, I was hired by former KPF colleague, Michael Arad at Handel Architects, to support his vision for his award winning design for the World Trade Center Memorial.  For nearly four years I was in charge of managing the design team and project management duties, including meetings with our client, the LMDC, and coordination with our partners Davis Brody Bond (Architect of Record) and Peter Walker and Partners (Landscape Architect).

After completion of design and construction documents on the Memorial, I was hired by lifestyle retailer, Anthropologie, to start an in-house store design team.  In the following 7 years, I built and managed an interdisciplinary team of designers to develop architecture, interiors, fixtures and finishes for over a third of their fleet of stores.  I was integral to their bricks and mortar launch into the UK/EU market, as well as sister wedding brand, BHLDN.

Parallel to these commercial endeavors, I have maintained studiorobert jamieson, as a further creative outlet for study of ideas outside of these professional contexts, continuing as a full time focus in 2015.


STUDIOrobert jamieson, Philadelphia, PA, US, Principal

Design firm specializing in custom commercial, residential and interiors projects.

Jan 2006 - current

Urban Outfitters, Inc. - Anthropologie, Philadelphia, PA, US, Director of Store Design

Oversee a multi-disciplinary team of designers to develop Architecture, Interiors, Fixtures and Finishes for all US and International stores, including sister wedding brand, BHLDN.

Feb 2008 - Feb 2015

Handel Architects, New York, NY, US, Associate

Project Architect for World Trade Center Memorial, New York. Responsible for managing design team and project management duties.

Jun 2004 - Jan 2008

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), New York, NY, US, Associate

Designer on multiple large scale international and domestic commercial projects, including Dulles Concourse C APM Station, Washington DC; CEC Headquarters, Taiwan; Tysons II Master Plan and 1650 Tysons Blvd Tower, Fairfax, VA.

Oct 1998 - Jun 2004


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, BArch, Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture, including semesters abroad at Helsinki University of Technology and Czech Technical Institute in Prague.

Sep 1993 - May 1998

Areas of Specialization