Robert Siegel, FAIA
Principal and Founding Partner
Pratt Institute, Bachelor of Architecture, 1962
Harvard University, Master of Architecture, 1963
Prior to joining with Charles Gwathmey to form the partnership Mr. Siegel was the senior associate in the office of Edward Larrabee Barnes responsible for major projects including the Crown Center Development in Kansas City and the New England Merchants Bank Tower in Boston. Mr. Siegel was also responsible for the overall management of the Barnes office.
Since the inception of the firm in 1968, Mr. Siegel & Mr. Gwathmey have worked in a collaborative fashion with the Associates to develop the design direction for the varied building types completed by the office.
Throughout his professional career, Mr. Siegel has served as a design critic, juror, and lecturer at schools of architecture and professional organizations. In 1983, he organized the Pratt Institute Student Intern Program within the Gwathmey Siegel office-part of his continuing interest in nurturing the skills of talented young architects.
In 1983, the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognized Mr. Siegel's skill and leadership as an architect with its Medal of Honor. He received the Pratt Institute Centennial Alumni Award in Architecture in 1988 and in 1990 accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York State Society of Architects. He was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1991.
Robert Siegel is the Vice Chairman and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees and is a member of the Executive and Nominating committees of Pratt Institute in New York City. Previously he served as a member of the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Alumni Advisory Committee.