Robert Santos

Robert Santos


Senior Associate

“Buildings are for people and people make cities, so never let go of the joy that design elicits when it resolves the tension between familiarity of place and the excitement of the new and unexpected.”

Throughout his career, Robert has looked at the world through the lens of how best to enclose the human form, protect it, and allow it to move through space most efficiently and comfortably. Tight building envelopes and accessible stairs are not the only factors in good design, though. He strives to incorporate human-scale interventions in overall design that ennoble our experience of the world around us. From award-winning work in historic brownstone buildings on New York’s Upper West Side to curved, curtainwall-clad mixed-use high-rise towers in the Financial District, Robert has applied his technical, people-focused expertise to multiple educational, residential, higher-ed and mixed-use projects since he started his architectural career in 2004.

Our Perkins Eastman

As an internationally educated technical leader and architect, Robert is a steadying and insightful influence on his project teams; with an always open and curious mind, he pushes for excellence in design, collaboration, and built results. As an inaugural leader in the Providence studio, Robert is enthusiastic about promoting the values of Perkins Eastman in a dynamic and exciting new market.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (401) 563-9066
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  • Education

  • University of Toronto; M.Arch
  • Sarah Lawrence College; B.A.
  • Associations

  • American Institute of Architects
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards