Robin grew up in the Northwest of England surrounded by architects and engineers. School holidays spent immersed in heavy engineering and cutting oil nurtured a fascination for the properties of materials, how things are made and a healthy respect for the craftsmanship and skills involved, coupled with a hunger to learn.
After an illustrious career developed at Foster & Partners and Hamiltons Architects where he built up a diverse portfolio of experience working on innovative and award-winning projects across the world, Robin founded Apt in 2009.
The studio is an endless source of inspiration, filled with talented people and boundless energy. It is a place with great projects and wonderful opportunities, where clients and colleagues collaborate in a hugely rewarding process.
Robin’s creative side of life is balanced by diverse interests, including travel, wildlife, sailing, flying, skiing, astronomy, photography and fireworks (…fond memories of school chemistry lessons!). He collects books, magnolias, trees and the periodic table. He is also a silversmith and has two sons who are a source of great pride and endless pleasure.