Robert Colyer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate Principal

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San Francisco




Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Architecture

Robert Colyer is an Associate Principal with SCB and leads design teams on some of SCB’s largest projects, from high rise residential towers to the planning and programming of an entire university campus. He serves on SCB’s Residential R+D committee and is a technical resource within the firm.

Prior to joining SCB, Robert managed his own architectural practice for more than 30 years, working with clients ranging from the top research universities in the nation to state and local governments. His design and technical work has been published internationally, and has been recognized with AIA design awards, the Owens-Corning Energy Conservation Award, the Best-in-State award in the California Passive Solar Design Competition. Robert is deeply interested in science and has had the honor to design research laboratories for eminent scientists, including the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Beyond his role at SCB, Robert is an amateur musician who plays drums and electric guitar. He is a licensed private pilot and enjoys wandering through the wilderness areas of California. He and his wife of 32 years, also an architect, believe their most successful projects include raising two great human beings, one of whom is an environmental engineer and the other a conservatory trained opera singer.

Bridging the areas of design and technology during his 40-year career, Robert enjoys the opportunity at SCB to give back to the profession by mentoring and counseling the young architects of the firm. He is a member of the AIA, an NCARB certificate holder, and is a LEED accredited design professional. Robert is a graduate of the College of Architecture of Georgia Institute of Technology.