Robert Golde, PLA, FASLA
Noted for the strength of its elegant simplicity, functional practicality, bold clarity and contextual sensitivity, Bob Golde’s work is neither splashy in appearance, nor fussy in detail. He excels at recognizing, preserving and enhancing the innate qualities of a site through a design that “grounds” a building project with extraordinary sensitivity to scale, character and intended use. The longevity of his relationships with institutional clients and with architectural firms of international stature is a testament to his sensitivity to client needs and his collegial approach to design. Whether corporate, educational, institutional or private, Bob’s intense commitment to a collaborative design process and his ability to lead others to see the intrinsic character and value of specific sites is evidenced in every project.
In his over 30 year career, Bob Golde has amassed an unusually varied portfolio of built work. It ranges from park planning in Shenzen, China to corporate headquarters in suburban New York, and from roof-top healing gardens at urban medical centers to master planning and implementation projects on academic campuses. He believes that a thorough understanding of an institution’s history, culture and traditions is essential in planning for its physical future. The outstanding quality of Mr. Golde’s work and its significant impact on the public is perennially acknowledged by peer professional organizations in their annual design awards.
A licensed landscape architect in Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Vermont. He was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2016 in recognition of both his design work and his advocacy for the profession. Bob received both a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a BS in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Boards of Directors of the Connecticut Building Congress and the ACE Mentor Program of Connecticut.