Robert Phinney

Robert Phinney AIA, LEED Fellow, ENV SP, PMP, GGP, GPCP

Associate Principal / Sustainable Design Director


Robert Phinney, Sustainable Design Director at Page, is passionate about the health of our buildings and environment – and how they affect human health. He first experienced this “aha” moment while in graduate school at North Carolina State University where he learned about environmentally sound design. The subsequent loss of family members and friends to cancer made him even more acutely aware of the widespread use of toxic chemicals in every aspect of our lives. This strengthened his commitment to “design for the future” with buildings that save energy, reduce water usage and, most important, protect our environmental and human health.

Armed with the knowledge of what we put into our products and our buildings, Robert guides clients and project teams through the process of defining and implementing sustainable visions and goals for a project. He derives great personal satisfaction from inspiring others to incorporate sustainable solutions into the design of buildings. During his career he has worked on over 40 LEED certified projects, integrating sustainable design into multi-million dollar federal, civic, science/technology, and healthcare projects.