Since joining Pappageorge Haymes Partners (PH) in 2000, Robert has specialized in residential historic renovations, playing a key role in all project phases. His deep appreciation of quality architecture supports a design approach that seeks to preserve the historic integrity of existing buildings while seamlessly integrating new development.
Robert has performed as acting senior project architect on many of the firm’s acclaimed projects in Chicago, including: Domain; the conversion of a 9-story, concrete warehouse into a highly successful 296-unit, mixed-use redevelopment, University Station; the historic renovation of a 12-story cold storage warehouse building for 231 loft-style condominiums, The Park Monroe Condominiums; a complex adaptive re-use project involving the conversion of a 49-story office structure into a mixed-use building in downtown Chicago, and the award-winning Pomeroy Apartments; the LEED® Platinum certified renovation of a vintage limestone and masonry building for premier affordable senior apartments.
Recent project involvement in Chicago includes: Infinite Apartments; the redevelopment of three historic commercial buildings into a mixed-use student housing and retail complex at the center of city’s largest higher education campus, and Cornerstone Apartments Artist Housing; a development in Chicago’s Hyde Park community which includes three newly constructed apartment buildings and the renovation of two existing apartment buildings.ty’s
Work outside of Chicago includes: 30 Hop; a new restaurant located within Iowa River Landing, a new 180-acre, mixed-use development along the I-80 corridor in Coralville, Iowa, and Pullman Bar and Diner; the adaptive re-use of a downtown Iowa City retail space into a cozy 49-seat diner inspired by the Pullman railway dining cars of a bygone era.
Early in his career, Robert worked at Sente & Rubel Architects, Northbrook, Illinois, where his focus was graphic/3D design and the preparation of construction documents. During this time, he also performed free-lance architectural design and construction, commercial consulting and residential design services.