Robert Goodwin

Principal & Design Director, Perkins+Will

In over 25 years of practice, Rob Goodwin has created a compelling body of work, spanning a broad range of types and scales that is unified by the desire to create a unique expression for each project. Driven by a critical investigation of program, site, context and environment, he identifies the essential underlying forces that truly shape a genuine architecture of place, and transforms those forces into meaningful architecture through inventive design strategies, integrated sustainability and innovative technologies. Rob’s design work has focused on program-driven architecture, encompassing educational, research, healthcare and commercial projects. As the Design Director for the New York office of Perkins + Will, Rob explores and expands the idea of place, moving beyond conventional solutions to pursue an authentic design expression rooted in a deep understanding of the influences of program, context, climate and culture.

Rob’s approach has been widely recognized, with over 25 local, national and international design awards and publications including the Architectural Review, Architectural Record, Architecture, and the New York Times. He has spoken about his work at the AIA, the Architectural League, Stanford, Cornell, and MIT.