Robin Ellerthorpe served in the top levels of the American Institute of Architects working to expand the profession through development of programs including Redefinition of the Profession and creation of the 13th Edition of the AIA Handbook of Professional Practice that expanded architect’s capabilities from 5 to 28 services. To prove his ideas in the marketplace he created architectural consulting businesses at Ellerbe Becket, OWP&P and HOK and then contributed to advanced technology businesses serving corporate clients in planning for and efficiently using building resources over the facility lifecycle.
His education in engineering and architecture plus work as a training officer in human resources provides a unique perspective in working with firms to enable cross-disciplinary teams to exceed market and business goals for their firms.
He served clients in corporate, industrial, higher education, financial, manufacturing and retail markets, leading diverse resource teams in strategy development and execution resulting in significant profits on services performed. Diving deep into space occupancy at the beginning of corporate consolidation, he received a patent for development of sensors to measure actual occupancy over time.
As an innovator and speaker, he presented at over 40 national industry venues including multiple AIA Conventions, IFMA, IDRC and CoreNet events across the country on successful client engagements and unique services to respond to client needs. Robin brought GIS Services to the leading waste hauler in the US resulting in a corporate reorganization that positioned the firm for future acquisitions and continued market leadership. His work with a major retailer resulted in technology implementation that significantly in creased their ability to manage $1 billion in spend over 5,000 projects per year at much lower cost.
He is a licensed architect with degrees from Milwaukee School of Engineering for a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Building Construction Engineering Technology and the University of Tennessee for a Bachelor of Architecture, with honors.