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Robert Williams

Assistant Professor

Design Building Room 310

Robert is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Rob earned a M.Arch from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 and a B.A in Philosophy and Physics from Cornell University in 2005. He is a practicing architect currently licensed in Massachusetts. He is also a certified passive house consultant.

For the past seven years, Rob has worked at Truth Box Architects, a small, nationally recognized firm based in Providence, RI, that specializes in sustainable, energy efficient design and urban infill projects. As an architect and project manager at Truth Box, he has led the design of a series of high-performance mixed-use, multi-family buildings in and around Providence, including what is anticipated to be the first certified passive-house multifamily building in the state. Prior to Truth Box, Rob worked at Stempel Form PC in rural Utah on a series of energy efficient homes and site design in a fragile desert landscape.

At UMass Amherst, Rob is teaching design studios that focus on the intersection of landscape, urbanism, and architecture as well as on the role that details and building technology, particularly technology related to energy efficiency, play in the design process.