Robert joined Payette in 1999 and was made an Associate Principal in 2012. He has made significant impact on projects for Duke University, Boston College, the University of Texas at Austin, Penn State, the National University of Ireland at Galway, Brandeis University and the University of Pittsburgh. Robert has also been generous with his time outside of the office, providing pro bono design services to several organizations including churches in Alabama victimized by arson and a youth entrepreneurship center in Kenya, Africa. As a framework through which to offer these services, Robert established Open House Works, and to better define its commitment, the company joined the 1%, a program of Public Architecture, where design professionals pledge a percentage of their time to working pro bono for their community. His initiative was rewarded with the national AIA Young Architects Award in 2008. Robert received his B.Arch from Tulane University in 1994 and his M.Arch from Harvard University in 1999.