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Bob O’Brien, AIA, NCARB
607.241.0244 ext. 100

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Bachelor of Architecture
College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Cornell University

Graduate Studies in Architectural Sciences
College of Architecture Art, and Planning
Cornell University

Licensing & Certification

Registered Architect: New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania

Certified: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
United States Green Building Council (USGBC)

Civic Engagement

SPCA of Tompkins County, Facilities Committee Member

Bob O’Brien, AIA, NCARB Principal | 607.241.0244 ext. 100


Cofounder and vice president of Chiang | O’Brien Architects, Bob O’Brien has focused his professional career on serving clients in higher education throughout the region. Prior to launching Chiang | O’Brien, Bob was a principal at HOLT Architects, which he cofounded in 1983. Bob takes a special interest in exploring emerging technologies, particularly in the areas of construction materials and systems. He has written and lectured on building envelope design and continues to pursue advanced design solutions for high-performance buildings. An advocate for sustainable design, Bob’s projects have achieved LEED Silver, Gold, and Platinum certification levels.

Bob holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Cornell University, where he also pursued graduate studies in architectural sciences. He is a licensed architect in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.

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