ROBYN WOLF

Bowen

SAY IT LOUD - Ohio Exhibitor

Ohio Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My public sector clients are my inspiration. They are awesome people who need better spaces to more effectively serve their communities, but they have limited budgets. Developing creative solutions for them becomes personal and emotional.

ROBYN WOLF

Bio:

Robyn has quickly emerged as a strong leader at the project level, the firm level, and in the larger architectural community. She works closely with engineers and designers in the creation of project documents, continuing to take on more responsibility with projects of increasing complexity. She received a 2019 AIA Cleveland Presidential Citation in recognition of her commitment and service to the organization and leadership as the Director of Women in Architecture and WIA+ committee.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Two 8th grade teachers suggested I explore architecture. A high school teacher went out of his way to expose me to different aspects of building design and place creation. When I got to the architecture program at Kent State University, I was hooked.

What do you do?

As a project architect, I am part of a team of designers and engineers who improve people’s environments by bringing projects from the concept into reality. My main focus is serving municipalities, safety services, and the general public.

What excites you in the work you do?

I get most excited when I’m solving tricky code questions and developing intricate technical details – they are my daily puzzles and brain teasers.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

My public sector clients are my inspiration. They are awesome people who need better spaces to more effectively serve their communities, but they have limited budgets. Developing creative solutions for them becomes personal and emotional.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

My proudest professional moments are those times when I’ve helped younger designers reach “Aha!’ moments. Helping up-and-coming architects grow their skills and develop their confidence is the most important thing I can do.

Featured Project Name: 

Wooster Safety Service Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Wooster, Ohio

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2017

Role in Featured Project: 

Project Architect

 

Featured Project Description:

Bowen teamed with J. G. Johnson Construction Company for the design-build of a new combined Police and Fire Safety Center for the City of Wooster. Working closely with the City and the users, Bowen developed a facility that provides distinct Police and Fire amenities while capitalizing on shared functions. The Safety Center feels like it belongs in its surrounding residential neighborhood. The design feels welcoming while still maintaining the required security.

Photography Credit:

Eric Hanson, Hanson Photographic

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