Robert Stein MArch '72, LF '94
Robert Stein, AIA, LEED AP, has been practicing architecture since 1972. In 1978 he founded Robert J. Stein, Architects in Boston, MA and in 2003 was one of four (and the only architect) who founded Integrated Design Group, a fifty-person architecture and engineering firm with offices in Boston, MA and Dallas, TX. In 2019, the firm was sold to Harley Ellis Devereaux, and in 2020, Stein left that firm to focus on smaller scale architectural projects.
Over the course of the nearly fifty-year career, Rob designed buildings across the United States, winning numerous design awards for commercial and institutional projects while being licensed in twenty-six states. Focusing on work that integrates architecture and engineering, collaboration has been the hallmark of his career.
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University with an AB in Art History, he received his MArch from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1972. He was a Loeb Fellow during the 1993-94 academic year, and in 2016 became the President of the Loeb Fellowship Alumni Association, where he is serving his second term. In that role, he has been significantly expanding the involvement of alumni in the Fellowship, in the GSD, and in on-going interactions with each other professionally and personally.
Stein has a lifelong interest in art, particularly as it relates to its cultural world and to architecture. Since 2003, he has been an avid collector of photography, which has afforded him a widespread knowledge of the field and enabled him to help clients purchase and place art in the workplaces he has designed.