Doug Robertson has a proven track record in the leadership of multifaceted teams in the technical execution of complex projects in collaboration with noted design architects. His overall technical expertise is complemented by his deep understanding of information technologies and their innovative applications within the design process. Doug also possesses singular background and expertise in the resolution of intricate code and land-use entitlement issues.
Before co-founding House & Robertson in 1996, Doug spent two years as a planning intern at land-use firm Beland Associates in Pasadena. Later he worked with Langdon Wilson in Los Angeles for nine years as a project architect, rising to the level of Associate. He played a key role in the firm’s adoption of the use of CAD systems for working drawing production, and also helped lead the technical development of projects in collaboration with Kohn Pedersen Fox and Frank O. Gehry Associates.
Doug opened the San Francisco and Houston offices for HRA, and is currently actively supporting the two Associate Principals managing and expanding HRA’s reach in the Texas and Northern California markets.
He studied Art History with an emphasis on architectural history at UC Riverside before attending the University of California at Los Angeles in the Master’s of Architecture program. He is an active member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, serving as past chapter secretary and current member of the AIA California Council Advocacy Advisory Committee. Doug is a LEED Accredited Professional and has been involved for many years in the Construction Specifications Institute. He has served as a member and chair of the Planning Commission for the City of Pasadena. His leadership of complex collaborative projects has been highlighted in several publications including Architectural Record, and he has been a guest critic at a number of student reviews at his alma mater, the UCLA Department of Architecture & Urban Design.