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Rob Wellington Quigley

Principal, Rob Wellington Quigley FAIA

Rob Quigley has more than 40 years of experience producing award-winning buildings throughout the western U.S. and Japan. His portfolio includes academic buildings, cultural centers, high-rise towers, and master plans for neighborhoods, campuses, parks and transit corridors. He was an early proponent of sustainable design and green building, and his firm has won more than 70 regional and national awards. He began his career in the Peace Corps, designing homes for the poor in Chile. He spent almost 30 years advocating for the iconic downtown library, which was the first LEED-certified library in the U.S.

ALMA MATER: University of Utah (Bachelor of Architecture)

NOTEWORTHY: He designed and built a five-story, glass and granite home in the East Village with a view of the downtown library.

FAVORITE BUILDING DESIGN: The Salk institute for Biological Studies.