Robert Bell

Robert Bell



“Great school design must serve its purpose well first and foremost, but also does much more; it inspires, fosters opportunities, is flexible and adaptable, inherently safe, universal in accommodation, connects to its context and stands the test of time. In short, it enhances the human experience.”

From a very early age, Bob was passionate about becoming an architect. Working on municipal and educational buildings as a young professional, he witnessed the visible and lasting impacts they had on their communities. For more than thirty years, he has focused on primary and secondary education, investing in deep study of how children learn best and how architecture can support and enhance learning. A leader of educational programming and planning, Robert’s experience ranges from early childhood through post-secondary schools, includes pre-planning work through design and construction, and extends to post-occupancy evaluations. He strives to maintain a rich knowledge base, sourcing the latest research to creatively solve school design challenges. Robert gives back to the architectural community through participation in various organizations, including service as a co-Chair of the Boston Society of Architect’s K-12 Educational Design Knowledge Community, serving on his own community’s School Building Committee, and involvement in Habitat for Humanity. Bob can also be found sharing knowledge via webinars and speaking engagements from coast to coast.

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Robert encourages colleagues across the firm to collaborate closely with clients, communities, and one another to create truly effective spaces centered on teaching and learning.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (617) 712-2115
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  • Education

  • Boston Architectural College, B.Arch; San Diego State University, ALEP
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Association for Learning Environments