Robert Miklos, FAIA

designLAB Architects

designLAB Architects, Boston

Robert Miklos, FAIA, is founding Principal of designLAB architects. The work of his firm, while contemporary, establishes a deep connection to the history and legacy of a building or site. Throughout his 30 year career as a design leader of several of Boston’s most prominent Architectural design firms, Bob has focused on arts, cultural and educational projects ranging from the restoration of the venerable Boston Athenaeum to the interpretive transformation of Paul Rudolph’s pivotal work at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Bob believes that the practice of Architecture is fundamentally a cultural art. By leading a creative planning process that enthusiastically engages clients and communities, his projects have dramatically transformed the institutions they serve.

The work of his studio has been consistently recognized by National Awards and Press, including the American Institute of Architects National Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Architectural Awards, Business Week Awards, Society of College and University Planning Awards and the AIA Committee on the Environment. In 2000 he was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows for his career achievements.

Bob has served as design faculty at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design and Northeastern University. designLAB recently served as ‘Firm in Residence’ at Roger Williams University where they led the Community Partnership pilot program. He currently serves on the Board of the Boston Society of Architects as Commissioner of Education and Research and previously served as Commissioner of Design. Bob is also a member of the Board of Advisors for northeastern University’s School of Architecture and Design. In his spare time he collects and restores American decorative arts and antiques, often regaling his colleagues with stories of their past.

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