Robert Lewis was named Senior Associate with Richard Meier & Partners in 2002. He joined the firms in 1993 as CAD Manager, to facilitate the transition from hand drawing to computer-based design, starting with the Getty Center and the US Courthouse and Federal Building in Islip. Mr. Lewis focuses on matching business needs and resources to available technology, and managing expectations.
Prior to working with Richard Meier, Mr. Lewis worked with Skidmore Owings & Merrill in Chicago and New York for ten years, where he was job captain for the Terminal Expansion at Greenville-Spartanburg Airport and managed life safety, base building modifications, communications and security for design of the Merrill Lynch World Headquarters project.
Mr. Lewis studied architecture and the history of science at Harvard, and received a M.Arch degree from the University of Illinois in 1977. He is registered to practice architecture in New York, and is a member of AIA NY. He traces his interest in computers to an assignment testing early design software at SOM in 1973.