Robert Ivanov

Robert Ivanov

New York, NY, US

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Robert Ivanov is the Architect Principal, working directly with our clients to gain a first-hand understanding of the design intentions, opportunities and works directly with the Design Team to realize this creative vision. Robert has more than 19 years experience leading design teams through the process of conception to realization and has achieved a level of international recognized design excellence.
Robert Ivanov is also in charge of the administrative and oversight of day to day operations of the design practice. He oversees the coordination of all design teams and project managers to ensure that the integrity of the creative design vision is carried through all phases of the design process and that budget and schedule goals are attained.
In 2019 Robert started working for Peter Marino Architect, where he was lead design for the new Dior Flagship store in Manhattan. Furthermore, he created several high-end private residential projects for high-profile personas in New York, St. Tropez, and Zurich, leading the design teams, and managing the projects and client relations.
From 2008 to 2009 Robert Ivanov was working for Asymptote Architecture in Abu Dhabi as Project Architect Manager for the world famous YAS Marina Hotel, next to the Formula 1 race track in Abu Dhabi. This hotel of 500 rooms was built from Concept to Grand Opening in 19 months with a budget of almost 600 million dollars.
Robert Ivanov worked as Design Director for Lahon & Partners in Brussels, Paris and Tangier for several luxury projects including Medina Tower in Tangier, a mixed-use project including 5 stars hotel, luxury condominiums, commercial center.
At Zest Design+Architecture he conducted several projects as Project manager for well know clients as Lee Cooper, Lexus, Fortis/Paribas Bank, Kinepolis, SAP, Marie Jo, Altadis, STIB, Samsonite…
From 2002 to 2003 Robert Ivanov works in Milan for the Design Park with Andrea Branzi & Tecla Tangorra, the project received a special mention from the famous “Compasso D’Oro” Award.
In addition to professional practice Robert Ivanov has been invited to participate on academic juries and guest lecturer at Architectural Association in London, Technical University of Lisbon, Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris, Spitzer School of Architecture in New York, at Hatch 2011 in Asheville, North Carolina , at Syracuse Architectural school in New York and at Institut Supérieur d’Architecture Victor Horta in Brussels.
In 2002, he received his Diploma/Master of Architecture and Planning from Institute of Architecture Victor Horta in Brussels.



Peter Marino Architect, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect & Project Manager

Feb 2019 - Apr 2020

Asymptote Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Architect & Manager

Yas Marina Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jan 2008 - Feb 2009

Lahon & Partners, Brussels, BE, Creative Director

Create the Design of the office

Feb 2006 - Jan 2008

Zest Design+Architecture, Brussels, BE, Project Manager

Apr 2003 - Oct 2005


Institut Supérieur d'Architecture Intercommunal Victor Horta, Brussels, BE, MArch, Architecture & Urbanisme

Sep 1996 - Jun 2002


Commerce Design Brussels Award, Belgium, Award

Winner Prize for best commerce design in Brussels is attributed for AXL, Jewelry Store


Rethinking The Future Awards (RTF), 1st Place

Axl – Jewelry Boutique has received the First Award under category Interior‐ Commercial (Built) in Rethinking The Future Awards 2017.


Rethinking The Future Awards (RTF), 2nd Place

Jiraria ‐ Tree City has received the Second Award under category Urban Design (Concept) in Rethinking The Future Awards 2017


WT SmartCity Award 2017, Honorable Mention

WT SmartCityAward 2017, international urban & architecture ideas competition,
part of an annual program of prestigious Awards and Events.
The aim of this competition is to reward the most visionary and sustainable ideas
and projects to transform in a positive way the urban landscape.


Rethinking The Future Awards (RTF), 2nd Place

2Tec2 Booth has received the Second Award under category Pop‐Ups & Temporary (Built) in Rethinking The Future Awards 2017.


Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation, 1st Place

Best Animated Video "City Drops"


Rene Serrure, Award

Best student project of the year of Institut Inter-Communal Archiecture Victor Horta (ISIAVH)


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