Robert H. Owens AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate Principal / Senior Project Manager
Rob Owens is a project management specialist with extensive experience in institutional architecture, having managed many successful, major projects in both the public and private sectors. Most of his projects have benefited from his skills and concentration to overcome complex technical issues, construction sequence challenges, and various aspects of regulatory conformance. Rob’s experience in working with highly visible projects, as well as his ability to work with multiple stakeholders, has been repeatedly acknowledged by many clients.
Ever since Rob joined Page in 2004, his knowledge and capabilities have proven essential to the firm’s continued success. In particular, as project manager for the Discovery Green civic project in Houston, Rob effectively wielded his multitude of skills in programming, design, and planning. That high-profile, award-winning park has since provided impetus for further development and activity within Houston’s central business district.
As an architect with an extensive background in sustainable design, Rob often volunteers his time to increase awareness across the industry about sustainable design strategies by speaking to organizations on the topic and leading tours of successful sustainable projects. He attributes the success of his project teamwork to the 15 years that he devoted to coaching youth sports, leading neighborhood league teams and traveling select teams.
“In retrospect,” he says, “leading select teams bore surprising similarity to my work at Page: taking highly talented individuals, putting them in a position to succeed as part of a team, formulating a game plan, and communicating it clearly so everyone is working together effectively toward a common goal.”
Prior to joining the firm’s Houston office, Rob amassed 25 years experience in increasingly responsible positions with three other Houston architectural firms, overseeing a wide variety of projects throughout the city and state.
A member of the same local church for 35 years, he often serves or chairs its property committee. In that role, Rob has gained valuable insight on the design and construction processes from the client’s perspective. This benefits his own clients as his experience with all phases of a project on both sides of the table affords him a heightened sensibility in regards to budgeting, selecting design and construction professionals, and specifying materials and systems with an outlook on operating expenses, maintenance costs, and continuing operations during construction.
Rob is a graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, from which he received a Master of Architecture, and of Rice University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. A registered architect since 1981, Rob is also a member of American Institute of Architects and holds a certificate from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
City of Conroe Heritage Place
AIA Houston, Urban Design Award 2005
City of Houston Jones Plaza Renovation
AIA Houston, On the Boards 1999
Progressive Architecture, On the Boards 1999
Harris County Fonteno Park
AIA Houston, Urban Design Award 2007
Harris County Youth Services Center
Texas Architect March 2007
Houston Chronicle 2006
Society of American Registered Architects
National Design Award of Merit 2006
AIA Houston, Architecture Honor Award 2006
Hermann Professional Building Renovation
BOMA Houston, The Building of the Year 1999
Preservation Houston, Good Brick Award 1998
University of Houston Student Recreation Center
Masonry Institute of Texas
State Golden Trowel Award 2003
University of Houston Downtown Third Floor
AIA Houston, Interiors Merit Award 2002
University of Houston Downtown
AIA Houston, On the Boards 2000